To kick star the All-Star festivity, it was the young faces of NBA who locked horns against one another on Day 1. With four coaches having their unique teams, it was Team Barry who emerged victorious in the Rising Star Competition to beat Team Isiah Thomas in a first-to-25-points showdown in the final.
Team Barry had the likes of Cleveland Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley and Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham in their roster, among other stars. They were up against Team Isaiah, who were the deemed favorites to win the competition. Noticeably so, when one has the likes of Anthony Edwards, Saddiq Bey, Tyrese Haliburton and Desmond Bane, it is evident why they are the favorites to any tournament.
Team Barry beats Team Isiah to win 2022 Rising Star Championship
With all players living up to the intensity of the game, Team Barry were led by their #1 in the 2021 NBA Draft, Cade Cunningham, who was also named the MVP. Previously, stars like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson have been rewarded with the same accolade.
Take a look at how the fans reacted on team Barry winning the Clorox Rising Star Championship–
Team Barry went onto win the final by 25-20, courtesy to a late 13-2 run. With no clocks to limit the players, it seems like there were many stars who were quick to display their potential.
Barry’s team got the better of Team Payton in their first showdown, who had the likes of LaMelo Ball, Jonathan Kuminga in their side. With full-intensity of display, there were some remarkable plays made by the winning team, clearly signifying their chemistry on the court.
That being said, after the Rising Star event coming to an end. All eyes will be on the 3-Point contest and Dunk Contest tomorrow as Rising Stars like Desmond Bane, Jalen Green and Cole Anthony will be the stars to look out for, in their respective contests.