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Encyclopedia > Rookie Challenge

The Rookie Challenge is a competition held during the NBA_All-Star_Weekend on the day prior to the regular All-Star game. The game pits a team of standout first-year players against a team of the leading players who are in their 2nd season of NBA experience. It is currently sponsored by T-Mobile. The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds its All-Star Weekend each February in a predetermined location. ... The 2004/2005 NBA Eastern Conference All-Stars The 2004/2005 NBA Western Conference All-Stars The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ...


In past years the NBA experimented with several other formats. This included an Eastern Conference rookies versus Western Conference rookies format, and arbitrarily assigning rookies to teams. The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


Past Results

Year Winning Team Losing Team Score MVP
2006 Sophomores Rookies 106 - 96 Andre Iguodala
2005 Sophomores Rookies 133 - 106 Carmelo Anthony
2004 Sophomores Rookies 142 - 118 Amare Stoudemire
2003 Sophomores Rookies 132 - 112 Gilbert Arenas
2002 Rookies Sophomores 103 - 97 Jason Richardson
2001 Sophomores Rookies 121 - 113 Wally Szczerbiak
2000 Rookies Sophomores 92 - 83 (OT) Elton Brand
1998 East West 85 - 80 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
1997 East West 96 - 91 Allen Iverson
1996 East West 94 - 92 Damon Stoudamire
1995 White Green 83 - 79 (OT) Eddie Jones
1994 Phenoms Sensations 74 - 68 Anfernee Hardaway

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2006 Game

The 2006 Rookie Challenge was held February 17th at the Toyota Center in Houston. Houston redirects here. ...


Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks
Channing Frye New York Knicks
Danny Granger Indiana Pacers
Sarunas Jasikevicius Indiana Pacers
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets
Nate Robinson New York Knicks
Charlie Villanueva Toronto Raptors
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

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Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Luol Deng Chicago Bulls
T.J. Ford Milwaukee Bucks
Ben Gordon Chicago Bulls
Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
Nenad Krstic New Jersey Nets
Jameer Nelson Orlando Magic
Andres Nocioni Chicago Bulls
**Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats

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**Emeka Okafor did not play due to injury


External links

  • 2005 Rookie Challenge
  • Past Rookie Challenge Recaps and Box Scores
  • 2006 Rookie Challenge

  Results from FactBites:
 
InsideHoops.com - NBA Rookie Challenge (3900 words)
Joining Bargnani on the Rookie team this year are the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Farmar, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Randy Foye, the Toronto Raptors’ Jorge Garbajosa, the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay, the Utah Jazz’s Paul Millsap, the Charlotte Bobcats’ Adam Morrison, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Brandon Roy and the New Jersey Nets’ Marcus Williams.
Joining Bogut on the Rookie team were Luther Head of the Houston Rockets; Danny Granger and Sarunas Jasikevicius of the Indiana Pacers; Chris Paul of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets; Channing Frye and Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks; Charlie Villanueva of the Toronto Raptors; and Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz.
Rookie Challenge will be televised live nationally on TNT in the United States and on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada at 7 p.m.
Rookie Challenge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (129 words)
The Rookie Challenge is a competition held during the NBA_All-Star_Weekend on the day prior to the regular All-Star game.
The game pits a team of standout first-year players against a team of the leading players who are in their 2nd season of NBA experience.
The 2006 Rookie Challenge was held February 17th at the Toyota Center in Houston.
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