The NBA All-Star game has undergone a lot of changes over the years. It is no longer the one-night event it once was in its earlier days. All-Star Week is now one of the most anticipated periods in the NBA calendar, and fans patiently wait for it to see all the festivities go down.
One of the most popular events at NBA All-Star weekend is the Skills Challenge. And the field for the 2007 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge could be considered the most star-studded ever. The participants for the challenge were LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade, truly an elite field for one of the NBA's most fun events at All-Star weekend.
Seeing 4 of the NBA's best and brightest competing in the Skills Challenge truly added a lot of prestige to the event, and it made it a must-see for fans. With names like LeBron, Kobe, CP3, and D-Wade, fans knew that they could expect an excellent showcase, one that would entertain them thoroughly, regardless of who won.
All 4 players put on a great showcase. But in the end, only one player could walk away victorious. And that player was Dwyane Wade. Wade beat out his future Olympics teammates to secure the win for himself. That wasn't the only noteworthy event at the 2007 All-Star game, as Charles Barkley raced against veteran NBA referee Dick Bavetta.
Perhaps there is another group of stars that could be compared to this. The 2011 Skill Challenge field also had a lot of legendary players, including Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and John Wall. The Skills Challenge is truly a showcase of the NBA's best, and 2007 was perhaps the best example of that.