Former Tiger Evans MVP of NBA Rookie Challenge

Fun and games for the NBA and its' players starts tonight with NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas

Especially for players with Memphis Tiger and Grizzlies ties..

It's the NBA Rookie Challenge as the League's Top Young First and Second Year players get after each other at American Airlines Center in Dallas..

The Grizzlies O.J. Mayo gets the Ball Rolling with a couple of nice assists to the Heat's Michael Beasley for the Sophomores..

Mayo also checks the ATM with the Banker off the Glass..

Evans, the former University of Memphis Star..then takes it to another level with a variety of strong moves to the hole..

Tyreke and incredible array of moves around the hoop, even gets around Mayo and anybody else in his way for a basket..26 points to lead all scorers..

Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol a solid effort with several back to the Bucket plays..

10 points for Marc..

..Dejuan Blair of San Antonio..

22-points and 23-Rebounds..

Tyreke Evans named MVP but he shares it with Blair..

The Rookies beat the Sophomores for the first time in 8-years. Final 140-to-128

Grizzly Zach Randolph, and former Tiger Derrick Rose play in the Big All-Star Game Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.