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The NBA announced that a new event, Nestle Crunch All- Star 2ball, will lead off its All-Star Saturday Night on February 7, 1998 at MSG. The one-minute competition will include NBA and WNBA players. Three teams have confirmed their participation: Houston's Clyde Drexler and Cynthia Cooper; N.Y.'s Allan Houston and Rebecca Lobo; and Sacramento's Mitch Richmond and Ruthie Bolton-Holifield. Winners will split $25,000; second place earns $10,000 and third place gets $5,000. All others receive $2,000 (NBA). THE LEGACY OF THE DOCTOR: The 2ball game will replace the NBA's dunk contest, and in Providence, columnist Bill Reynolds writes that "yesterday's announcement probably was a basketball version of the mercy killing. For when we've gone from Doctor J. to [Brent] Barry in 20 years it's called downward mobility" (Providence JOURNAL-BULLETIN, 12/18). WE GOT DUNK! ABL execs announced that a dunk contest and three-point shootout will be part of a three-hour "Fan- Fest" on January 17, the day before the league's All-Star Game in Orlando, FL. There will also be a basketball skills clinic and a player autograph session (USA TODAY, 12/18).