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Faried takes home Rising Stars Challenge MVP (Pictures)

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  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets holds up the MVP trophy after the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward Chandler Parsons (25) of the Houston Rockets dunks the ball past Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets and Ricky Rubio (9) of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers lays the ball up pat Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Ricky Rubio (9) of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives against Team Shaq guard Damian Lilard (0) of the Portland Trailblazers during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager interviews Shaquille O'Neal during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck center Nikola Vucevic (9) of the Orlando Magic during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets and Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets go for a rebound against Team Shaq during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Damian Lilard (0) of the Portland Trailblazers drives against Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Isaiah Thomas (22) of the Sacramento Kings shoots against Team Shaq guard Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (center) of the Denver Nuggets reacts with guard Ricky Rubio (left) and forward Anthony Davis (right) of the New Orleans Hornets of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs and Team Shaq forward/center Tyler Zeller (40) of the Cleveland Cavaliers go for a rebound during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Isaiah Thomas (22) of the Sacramento Kings drives against Team Shaq forward Andrew Nicholson (44) of the Orlando Magic during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards lays the ball up against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Gay/AP-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs lays the ball up against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Gay/AP-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs drives against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks the ball against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles behind his back against Team Chuck guard Brandon Knight (7) of the Detroit Pistons during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward Chandler Parsons (25) of the Houston Rockets dunks against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets tips off against Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward Harrison Barnes (40) of the Golden State Warriors dunks against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats passes against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward Chandler Parsons (25) of the Houston Rockets dunks against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up prior to the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward Andrew Nicholson (44) of the Orlando Magic dunks against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Chris Webber is interviewed with a poster of Team Chuck head coach Charles Barkley (not pictured) while Team Shaq head coach Shaquille O'Neal looks on during prior to the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets rebounds against Team Shaq during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up the court against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets reacts during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Isaiah Thomas (22) of the Sacramento Kings reacts during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; \c13\ looks to drive against Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors dunks against Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Ricky Rubio (9) of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Team Shaq forward Chandler Parsons (25) of the Houston Rockets react during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards dunks the ball against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars game at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats dribbles against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kemba Walker (15) of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Ricky Rubio (9) of the Minnesota Timberwolves passes through his legs against Team Shaq during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kemba Walker (15) of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against Team Chuck center Nikola Vucevic (9) of the Orlando Magic during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kemba Walker (15) of the Charlotte Bobcats listens to the national anthem before the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets reacts to making a three-point basket during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kemba Walker (15) of the Charlotte Bobcats lays the ball up against Team Chuck during the 2nd half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets is awarded the MVP trophy for the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets shakes hands with Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats after the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against Team Chuck during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats dunks the ball past Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs during the 2nd half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against Team Chuck during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kemba Walker (15) of the Charlotte Bobcats brings the ball up court against Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers attempts to defend a shot by Team Chuck guard Brandon Knight (7) of the Detroit Pistons during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against Team Chuck during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq forward/center Tyler Zeller (40) of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets battle at the basket during the 2nd half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets reacts after the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets reverse dunks past Team Shaq forward Harrison Barnes (40) and Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1st half of the rising stars game at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets reacts after the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets is awarded the MVP trophy for the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (center) of the Denver Nuggets reacts with guard Ricky Rubio (left) of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets is awarded the MVP trophy for the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets reacts during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck center Nikola Vucevic (9) of the Orlando Magic dunks over Team Shaq forward Andrew Nicholson (44) of the Orlando Magic during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck center Nikola Vucevic (9) of the Orlando Magic dunks over Team Shaq forward Andrew Nicholson (44) of the Orlando Magic during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck forward Kawhi Leonard (2) of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets is awarded the MVP trophy for the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats attempts a shot over Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks as Team Shaq forward Andrew Nicholson (44) of the Orlando Magic watches during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers battles for a rebound with Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Team Shaq during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Team Chuck won 163-135. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots as Team Shaq forward Harrison Barnes (40) of the Golden State Warriors watches during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA;Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves prepares to shoot against Team Shaq guard Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers knocks the ball away from Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers picks up a loose ball ahead of Team Chuck guard Brandon Knight (7) of the Detroit Pistons during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers knocks the ball away from Team Chuck forward Tristan Thomas (13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA;Team Chuck guard Alexey Shved (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots against Team Shaq guard Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; dTeam Chuck guard Isaiah Thomas (22) of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket defended by Team Shaq guard Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors during the 2nd half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Brandon Knight (7) of the Detroit Pistons lays the ball up past Team Shaq guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2nd half of the rising stars challenge at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Team Chuck center Nikola Vucevic (9) of the Orlando Magic during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard Dion Waiters (3) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
    
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HOUSTON - Kenneth Faried scored 40 points and took home the Rising Stars Challenge Most Valuable Player in his first appearance in NBA All-Star festivities.

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