Rook-soph game: Future All-Stars?

Kyre Irving was the MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge last year. This year, he's a first-time All-Star. Kim Klement/US Presswire

The Rising Stars Challenge is fun for fans who like to see players score at will. But it isn't much of a game. The more compelling storyline, to my eyes, is what kind of effect being selected to this game has on the rookies and sophs. Many of them get tricked into thinking this will be the first of many invites to the NBA's most exciting weekend.