With all the hoopla about the Mavs being shut out of the All Star Game and then the last-minute addition of Dirk to the line-up, you may have missed the announcement of a new competition being held this Saturday night. You're already familiar with the All-Star Game and all of its accompanying events - the Celebrity Game, the Skills Challenge, the Slam Dunk Contest, etc.
Well, brace yourselves, because this year there's a FASHION SHOW.
That's right. A fashion show. That's also a competition. And Chandler Parsons is one of the competitors. Here's what you need to know:
What exactly is going on?
Here's what we know - LeBron James' Springhill Production Company is putting on the "NBA All-Star All-Style" competition, which will be pre-taped Friday night, Feb. 13 and will air the next night.
As far as structure, it will be a head-to-head competition with 3 rounds - dressing for the boardroom, a night out and attire worn to the game, per the Associated Press. It will start out with 8 players, 4 will advance to the second round and 2 will go to the final.
Who are the players? The judges? Everyone else?
Of the eight participating players, only four names have been released: Chandler Parsons (#teamparsons #teamflamingo), DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden, and Zach LaVine. The internet keeps mentioning that Russell Westbrook is noticeably absent from the list, so that will be an interesting possibility. If Westbrook is in, competition will be particularly fierce.
There will be 5 judges, and we know who 3 of them are: Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and WBNA player Elena Delle Donne. Shaquille O'Neal is the emcee. John Wall's name has been associated with the event, but not as a competitor.
I'm in, how can I watch?
"NBA All-Star All-Style" airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TNT.
Mavs Moneyball will be providing full-coverage of this event, so be sure you're following us on twitter: @mavsmoneyball, and watch for a recap afterwards.