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2013 NBA All-Star Friday Preview: Golden State Warriors Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson are Rising Stars + Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond HOF Finalists

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Can Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson top the high flying act of Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas back in 2003? Also congrats to Bay Area ballers Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway, and Mitch Richmond for being Basketball Hall of Fame finalists.

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It's the 2013 installment of the NBA All-Star festivities and there's plenty of great stuff for Dubs junkies- starting today!

Here's today's schedule courtesy of NBA.com:

• 7:30 a.m | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
• 9:00 a.m. | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
• 9:30 a.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
• 11:30 a.m. | NBA All-Star Media Day Live Stream | NBA.com
• 2 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
• 3 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
• 4 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
• 6 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
• 8 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
• 8:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV

It's fun to see two Warriors in the exhibition game formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore game. Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson will both be balling for #teamShaq. Let's hope they put on a show like Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson did back in 2003.


Hopefully Carlos Boozer won't mind!

In other NBA news it's fantastic to see some old friends with deep Bay Area ties as finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame:

Tim Hardaway of Run TMC fame


Timmy put the killer in crossover.

Gary Payton of Oaktown fame


GP and CWebb were a dream team on NBATV. Hope they bring it back!

Mitch Richmond of Run TMC fame


Let's forget The Rock for Billy Owens ever happened.

Also see: Polling GSoM: Was Billy Owens a "monumental NBA bust"?