De'Aaron Fox's appearance at the Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night didn't last long, but it wasn't without a (somewhat) controversy.

Matched up against Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young, the Kings guard jumped to a big lead in the early going. He breezed through the ball-handling and passing portions, then dribbled the length of the court for a layup and then again for a 3-pointer.

Young missed all three of his passes, but he still advanced after using all three attempts. Fox sensed he had a big lead, and took his time jacking up threes. 

In between Fox's first and second attempt, Young pipped him with a one-legged 3-pointer. 

Fox didn't win, but ball eventually didn't lie, either. Young ultimately lost to Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum in the finals of the competition.

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Despite the loss, Fox won't leave Charlotte empty-handed. He and Sacramento teammate Marvin Bagley III picked up a win in the Rising Stars game Friday night, and Fox might even have a (completely light-hearted) rivalry with Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. 

Plus, a trip to the NBA's marquee midseason event isn't a bad consolation in and of itself, either.