NBA All-Star Weekend actually comprises of 7 exciting NBA games or challenge events, culminating in the big All-Star game on Sunday night. It will be a very busy 3-day weekend in Toronto's Air Canada Centre arena indeed.
So to keep track of all the events, below includes all the info you would ever want to know: including streaming info, TV schedules, description of events, and full rosters. Events are broken down into Friday, Saturday and Sunday events.
Friday, Feb. 12th Events
-- Celebrity All-Star Game
Description: 11 Canadian celebs, coached by Drake, will face off against a Kevin Hart lead, American celeb bunch of 10.
Canada Gold Team (Home)
USA Black (Away)
COACH: Kevin Hart
-- Rising Stars Challenge
Description: 10 American first and second year top talent NBA players face off against 10 of their world renowned 1st and 2nd year counterparts. Notable participants will be Andrew Wiggins and Kristaps Porzingis. Full list of players below.
Saturday, Feb. 13th's Events
-- D-League All-Star Game
Description: The NBA Development team (or D-League) is where the league farms prospects to possibly enter into the major NBA league. On Saturday starting at 1:30pm actually (coverage starts at 2pm) they will be doing a 3-point shooting contest, to kick things off.
Then they will have 24 of the top prospects from the league split off and have their very own All-Star game. At half time, there will be a D-league Slam Dunk contest as well, featuring 6 of the best from their league.
--- All-Star Saturday Night Events
- Saturday, Feb. 13th @ 8:30pm ET
- TV - TNT / Stream - Watch TNT
Description: The night before the big All-Star game, there will be a 3-part competition starting at 8:30pm, including a skills challenge (fundamentals), a three-point contest, and finally the must anticipated Slam Dunk contest.
-- Skills Challenge (1st Event)
Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers
-- Three-Point Contest (2nd Event)
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
JJ Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
-- Slam Dunk Contest (3rd Event)
Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
Will Barton, Denver Nuggets
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
Sunday, Feb. 14th, Main Event
-- 65th NBA All-Star Game
- Coverage begins at 7pm ET. Game Starts at 8:30pm ET
- TV - TNT / Stream - Watch TNT
Description: All NBA fans are able to vote on the All-Star lineup. The players from each conference with the most fan votes, per position need on the court, get to start. They also vote on reserves. Then they battle it out in a full game, west v east.
Western Conference Starters
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Stephen Curry, Golden State
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Eastern Conference Starters
Carmelo Anthony, New York
Paul George, Indiana
LeBron James, Cleveland
Kyle Lowry, Toronto
Dwyane Wade, Miami