Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was looking forward to playing in the Rising Stars Challenge to show he belonged after not being selected to the differently-formatted game during his rookie season.
Yeah, it didn't go so well.
Full highlights here, in which you will not see KCP making any:
It wasn't for a lack of trying. KCP got the starting nod for Team USA and put up 15 shots, but he only scored eight points on three makes, hitting just 1-of-6 on threes.
According to Dan Feldman at Piston Powered, KCP's poor performance was one of the worst in Rising Stars Challenge history:
Nobody has shot such a low percentage in the last six Rising Stars Challenges.
In fact, just 13 players have shot so poorly in the game's 21-year history:
Derrick Rose (CHI), 1-for-5 in 2009
Kirk Hinrich (CHI), 0-for-7 in 2005
Devin Harris (DAL), 0-for-4 in 2005
Jarvis Hayes (WAS), 0-for-3 in 2004
Troy Murphy (GSW), 1-for-5 in 2003
Brevin Knight (CLE), 0-for-1 in 1998
Ray Allen (MIL), 1-for-6 in 1997
Matt Maloney (HOU), 2-for-10 in 1997
Bob Sura (CLE), 1-for-7 in 1996
Trevor Ruffin (PHO), 0-for-4 in 1995
Anthony Tucker (WSB), 0-for-5 in 1995
Dino Radja (BOS), 1-for-5 in 1994
Nick Van Exel (LAL), 0-for-8 in 1994
So, in back-to-back years, the Pistons have had the MVP and then the LVP in the game.
The bright side for KCP is that the Rising Stars Challenge didn't make or break anybody's career, and there's a good chance few people will remember this game.
Now your thoughts.