No Detroit Pistons made the Eastern Conference's All-Star team, maybe someday they will have a couple, but that doesn't mean there won't be a Pistons presence at All-Star Weekend. Both Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight will partake in the festivities down in Houston.
Of course, this is due in part to the fact the Rising Stars, formerly the Rookies vs. Sophomores, Challenge, exists. They need players in their first couple of years, and both Drummond and Knight provide that, while Greg Monroe has graduated beyond this game through the simple process of time. Unlike back in the day, the rookies and sophomores are intermingled, with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal drafting teams. Drummond ended on Shaq's team, while Knight is on Barkley's. This game is always full of big dunks and little to no defense. I bet Drummond has a couple of impressive throw downs. Get to know Drummond, folks who haven't paid attention to the Pistons this seasons, especially if you appreciate great beauty.
Unfortunately, Drummond won't be in the dunk contest, but Knight will actually be participating in one of the challenge, and it isn't that tedious Shooting Stars thing they do. Instead, he'll be in the Skills Challenge, which is that obstacle course they have for guards. Maybe he's win. That'd be pretty alright, I guess.
The NBA's All-Star Weekend isn't as fun as the NHL's, but it's still worth watching, and at least Detroit fans get the chance to see a couple of their promising young players. However, if the past holds true, the Rising Stars game will see the crowd filled with children so they have an actual audience, and that usually leads to a lot of grating screaming. So maybe get ready to watch it on mute. Drummond can transcend the lack of sound anyway.