Brandon Knight robbed in Skills Challenge by NBA rule change


Brandon Knight – competing in the Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night – drilled his chest pass directly into the target, ran toward his next station and then stopped to look back, unsure how to proceed.

Yeah, I was confused too.

Knight – who doesn’t always excel in the ball-handling and passing skills this competition highlights and didn’t even practice for the event – finished in a very respectable 32.2 seconds, third-best time in the first round.

Last year, the top three times in the first round advanced to the final round. But this year, the NBA unveiled a new East-vs.-West format that meant only Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday moved on.

So, Knight’s night ended early, but he can walk off the court with his head held high – and unlike last night, his feet under him.