By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the second straight season, Michael Carter-Williams has been invited to participate in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend. The event centers around the league’s top ball-handlers taking part in an obstacle course of tasks as they are timed.READ MORE: Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Riding Motorcycle Killed In Crash
Last year’s event used a teammate format in which the players were paired with another competitor. Carter-Williams was paired with the Magic’s Victor Oladipo.READ MORE: Jersey Shore Business Owners Warn Vacationers To Prepare To Pay Up This Summer
The pair lost the event to Trey Burke (Jazz) and Damian Lillard (Trailblazers) by just a tenth of a second.
On Saturday, February 13th, Carter-Williams will get the chance to make up for the nail-biting loss.MORE NEWS: Student At Coatesville Area Senior High School Stabbed 6 Times During Fight
Joining Carter-Williams this year will be, Burke, Jimmy Butler, Brandon Knight, Kyle Lowry, Jeff Teague, Isaiah Thomas and John Wall. The NBA will use a bracket format that will pit Carter-Williams against Teague in round one.