Kobe, Magic, Leslie to team up in All-Star event

Updated: February 12, 2006, 12:49 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will partner with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, for the Shooting Stars competition during All-Star Weekend, the NBA announced Sunday.

The Shooting Stars competition will be held during NBA All-Star Saturday Night next weekend in Houston. It will feature four teams -- Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio -- with each comprised of an NBA player, a WNBA player and an NBA legend.

The Houston squad features All-Star starter Tracy McGrady, two-time WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Sheryl Swoopes of the Comets and former Rockets star and Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.

Phoenix's squad includes All-Star forward Shawn Marion, Mercury guard Kelly Miller and former All-Star Dan Majerle.

The San Antonio team is comprised of All-Star guard Tony Parker, Silver Stars forward Kendra Wecker and current NBA broadcaster Steve Kerr.

All-Star Saturday Night also includes the Slam Dunk contest, Skills Challenge and Three-Point Shootout.