Miami Heat rookie point guard Norris Cole will now have a role in All-Star Weekend, due to a late twist in the NBA's Rising Stars game roster selection. The selection process consisted of TNT's Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal picking from 18 sophomores and rookies. But, in a late turn, the neutral Kenny Smith added Jeremy Lin - the number one story heading into the break. To balance things out, Smith added Cole to make the numbers even.
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The final teams shook out as follows: