The Taco Bell Skills Challenge is a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest held on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend. First held in 2003, it is a competition among guards. In the contest, a participant first shoots a layup. After dribbling between three obstacles, the player must throw a pass into a first net that does not touch the ground and follow it with another pass into a second net that must touch the floor. Then, the player shoots a jump shot from 20 feet from the basket. Next, the player must throw a long pass from close to the basket into a third net. Finally, the player will dribble between a second set of three obstacles and complete the challenge with a layup or shot. When all of these tasks are completed successfully, the timer is stopped. Out of four participants, the two with the fastest times advance to the finals. The final round is played in the same way as the first round with the player with the fastest times winning the contest. In the contest, basic ball-handling rules must be observed.
The current champion is Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers who ended the 2013 competition with a time of 29.8 seconds.
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||Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Tony Parker, Gary Payton
||Earl Boykins, Baron Davis, Derek Fisher, Stephon Marbury (2)
||Gilbert Arenas, Earl Boykins (2), Steve Nash, Luke Ridnour,
||LeBron James, Steve Nash (2), Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade
||Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (2), Chris Paul (2), Dwyane Wade (2)
||Jason Kidd (2), Chris Paul (3), Dwyane Wade (3), Deron Williams
||Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson[b], Tony Parker (2), Derrick Rose, Mo Williams
||Brandon Jennings, Steve Nash (3), Derrick Rose[c], Deron Williams (2), Russell Westbrook
||Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (4), Derrick Rose (2), John Wall, Russell Westbrook (2)
||Stephen Curry[d] (2), Kyrie Irving, Tony Parker (3), Rajon Rondo, John Wall (2), Russell Westbrook (3), Deron Williams (3)
||Jrue Holiday, Brandon Knight, Damian Lillard, Jeremy Lin, Tony Parker (4), Jeff Teague
- a The time is the all-time event record.
- b Jameer Nelson was injured and was replaced by Mo Williams.
- c Derrick Rose was injured and was replaced by Russell Westbrook.
- d Stephen Curry was injured and was replaced by Rajon Rondo.
- ^ NBA.com "Deron Williams to defend his Skills Challenge Record, 2010 All Star"