- After 8 years, the Rookies won the challenge. Still, the Sophomores dominate the all-time series 8-3.
- The Sophomores were clear favorites for the game, with a great roster full of big players, but the Rookies “little guards” played harder and DeJuan Blair chased after all the rebounds.
- Bad luck for the Nets: Brook Lopez, who could not have a happy game after his team disastrous season.
- Coaches: Adrian Dantley and Kevin Durant (Team ROOKIES), Patrick Ewing and Chris Bosh (Team SOPHOMORES)
- MVP: Tyreke Evans and DeJuan Blair (first shared MVP in the Rookie Challenge history)
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