All-Star Saturday has been a fixture in the NBA since the Slam Dunk Contest was introduced in 1984 and the Brooklyn Nets have contributed some winners.
As a franchise, the Brooklyn Nets haven’t had a great deal of success on All-Star Saturday, an event that began in 1984 with only the Slam Dunk Contest, but has evolved into a All-Star Game Eve celebration of dunks, precision shooting and all-around basketball skills.
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Brooklyn will have one competitor on Saturday night in Charlotte, as Joe Harris — who entered the break as the second-best 3-point shooter in the NBA at 47.1 percent — will shoot it out in the Three-Point Contest.
The Slam Dunk Contest was the lone event on All-Star Saturday its first two years, 1984 and 1985, before the Three-Point Contest was added in 1986 and the Skills Challenge was launched in 2003.
The NBA added H-O-R-S-E to the docket in both 2009 and 2010, but after Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder swept the field both years, it was abandoned. The Nets did not have a competitor in either year of the playground shooting game.
Here is a look at how the Nets have fared in their history on All-Star Saturday … now known as All-Star Saturday Night because, well, they started holding it after dark.