2014 NBA All-Star open thread: Harrison Barnes to take part in Rising Stars Challenge

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Harrison Barnes will be among the rookies and sophomores participating in the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on TNT tonight at 6 p.m.

The 2014 NBA All-Star weekend will begin tonight with the Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Challenge, as follows.

4 p.m.

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

ESPN: Mark Jones, Jon Barry, Stuart Scott, Chris Broussard

ESPN, WatchESPN

6 p.m.

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Kevin Calabro, P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Stein, Shelley Smith, Marc Kestecher

ESPN Radio, TNT

The following is a few links about who's participating:

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

NBA Celebrity Game 2014 rosters: Kevin Hart, Michael B. Jordan team up for West - SBNation.com

SB Nation's Swish Appeal offers background on the WNBA players in attendance

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

2014 Rising Stars Challenge rosters: Anthony Davis picked first - SBNation.com

SB Nation-NBA's storystream

Let's root for Barnes to gain a little confidence from All-Star weekend that he can bring back to the Bay with him to continue his improved play of late.

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