Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Named To 2019 Taco Bell Skills Challenge
Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Kuzma was among the eight participants named to the 2019 Taco Bell Skills Challenge, which will take play Feb. 16, otherwise known as All-Star Saturday Night, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The Los Angeles Lakers second-year forward will be joined by Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) and Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks).

Reigning champion Spencer Dinwiddie (Brooklyn Nets) is unable to defend his title due to injury. For Kuzma, it adds to what figures to be a busy weekend as he was also named to the Rising Stars Challenge for a second consecutive year.

The Taco Bell Skills Challenge is a three-round, obstacle-course competition that tests dribbling, passing, agility and three-point-shooting ability. The event showcases a head-to-head, bracket-style tournament format. First-round matchups will be determined at a later date.

It’s the first even of All-Star Saturday Night, which will air live on TNT, beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk competition will follow the Skills Challenge.

Reminder: Vivid Seats is the Official Ticket Reseller of LakersNation.com. New Customers use “LAKERSNATION” (all CAPS) in the Vivid Seats App on your phone and get 10% off any Lakers home game ticket order for the remainder of the season.

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…