The Hawks won't be completely shut out of the festivities on All Star Saturday night as Al Horford will be leading Team Atlanta in the Haier Shooting Stars Competition. Horford will be joined by former Georgia Bulldog and current Atlanta Dream guard Coco Miller and current NBA TV analyst and former Atlanta Hawks guard Steve Smith.
Team Atlanta will face teams from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Texas.
Team Los Angeles won the inaugural shooting stars event back in 2004. This year's team will be made up of Lakers forward Pau Gasol, all time WNBA leading scorer Tina Thompson, and NBA TV analyst and former Laker Rick Fox.
Taj Gibson will lead Team Chicago along with Chicago Sky forward Cathrine Kraayveld. They will be joined by TNT NBA Analyst and five-time world champion Steve Kerr.
Team Texas is the defending champion and this years team will be made up of Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, San Antonio Silver Stars' Roneeka Hodges, and TNT analyst Kenny Smith. Hodges will replace Becky Hammon who was key in last year's win for Team Texas.
For those not familiar with the competition here is an outline of the competition from the NBA's official release.
Team Atlanta participated in last years competition with Joe Johnson, Dream forward Angel McCoughtry, and Steve Smith taking their shots in the competition.