NBA All-Star Game: Looking Back At 1998, The Last One In New York City

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Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat player Chris Bosh (left) hoists the shooting stars trophy with Chicago Sky player Swin Cash (middle) and Atlanta Hawks former player Dominique Wilkins (right) after the 2013 NBA all star shooting stars competition at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

-2 Ball Contest

In 1998, the NBA replaced the Slam Dunk Contest with the 2 Ball Contest. Some people may be scratching their head at this one, asking what exactly is the 2 Ball Contest? In 2ball, players alternate shooting from designated places on the court, numbered 2-8. They are given 60 seconds to score as many points as possible. It was a way for the NBA to get the WNBA included, which started in the summer of 1997, as the two-person teams consisted of one NBA player and one WNBA player.

In 1998, the tandem from Houston, made up of Clyde Drexler and Cynthia Cooper took home the championship. The New York team consisted of Allan Houston and Rebecca Lobo, finishing tied for fifth.

This was a competition the NBA had as a part of All-Star Weekend two more times, in 2000 and 2001, before taking it out.

In recent All-Star Weekends, they have had the Shooting Stars event, which also consists of teams making shots from designated spots on the floor. The only difference is that there are three players involved, and once you make a shot from a spot you move onto the next, ending with a halfcourt shot. The team that does this the quickest wins.