While most major sports All-Star games are a snooze fest, the NBA’s All-Star game is pure entertainment. This year is no exceptions as there is no shortage of story lines leading up to the 66th playing of this game.
NBA All-Star Schedule – All times Eastern (ET)
Friday, Feb. 17
10:30 a.m. | BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
12 p.m. | All-Star media availability | NBA TV
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
9 p.m. | BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
Saturday, Feb. 18
11 a.m. | Hall of Fame Announcement
12 p.m. | NBA All-Star Practice | NBA TV
2:30 p.m. | NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | NBA TV
8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT
Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)
JBL Three-Point Contest (second event)
Verizon Slam Dunk (third event)
Sunday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. | NBA Legends Brunch | NBA TV coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET
8 p.m. | 66th NBA All-Star Game | TNT
New Orleans will be hosting their third All-Star event after being relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina. This year was the first time NBA players and basketball media joined fans in voting for the starters.
The fan vote made up 50% while the current players and a panel of basketball media counted as 25% each. Previously, only fans voted for the starters for the Eastern and Western Conference teams.
Here is a look at the All-Star Game starting lineups:
Eastern Conference Starters:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Western Conference Starters:
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
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