The NBA’s prime gamers descend on the Windy Metropolis to showcase their abilities throughout All-Star Weekend.

Although no new occasions have been added for this yr’s festivities, the Three-Level Contest and NBA All-Star Sport will each function new codecs.

Here is the whole lot you have to know heading into the star-studded weekend in Chicago.

All-Star Movie star Sport

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When: Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET
The place: Wintrust Area, Chicago
TV: ESPN (U.S.); Sportsnet (Canada)

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon will coach this yr’s groups. Three-time Grammy Award winner Likelihood the Rapper will captain Smith’s squad, which options 2018 All-Star Movie star Sport MVP Quavo.

Rapper Widespread will captain Workforce Wilbon. Social media character Well-known Los, who was named final yr’s MVP following a 22-point efficiency, headlines that roster.

Members

Workforce Stephen A. Workforce Wilbon
Likelihood the Rapper Widespread
Quavo Dangerous Bunny
Taylor Bennett Hannibal Buress
LaRoyce Hawkins Kane Brown
Anthony “Spice” Adams Jon Batiste
Marc Lasry Alex Moffat
Ronnie 2K Chef Jose Andres
Katelyn Ohashi Well-known Los
Lil Rel Howery Jidenna
A’ja Wilson Chelsea Grey
Darius Miles Quentin Richardson

Rising Stars

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When: Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET
The place: United Heart, Chicago
TV: TNT (U.S.); Sportsnet (Canada)

The 26th version of the Rising Stars sport options 20 of the league’s prime rookies and sophomores, with NBA assistant coaches deciding on 10 gamers apiece for Workforce USA and Workforce World.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Younger leads an American squad searching for its second straight win, whereas Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic seems to be to assist Workforce World rebound from final yr’s 161-144 loss.

Members

Workforce World Workforce USA
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Pelicans) Miles Bridges (Hornets)
Deandre Ayton (Suns)* Wendell Carter Jr. (Bulls)*
RJ Barrett (Knicks) Devonte’ Graham (Hornets)
Brandon Clarke (Grizzlies) Tyler Herro (Warmth)*
Luka Doncic (Mavs) Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder) Ja Morant (Grizzlies)
Nicolo Melli (Pelicans) Kendrick Nunn (Warmth)
Rui Hachimura (Wizards) Eric Paschall (Warriors)
Svi Mykhailiuk (Pistons) Collin Sexton (Cavs)
Josh Okogie (T-Wolves) PJ Washington (Hornets)
Moritz Wagner (Wizards) Trae Younger (Hawks)
Zion Williamson (Pelicans)

* Chosen however will not take part as a consequence of harm

All-Star Saturday Night time

When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at eight p.m. ET
The place: United Heart, Chicago
TV: TNT (U.S.); Sportsnet 1 (Canada)

Expertise Problem

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Every participant will maneuver via an impediment course testing contributors’ dribbling, passing, and 3-point capturing. The three-round competitors will see eight rivals go face to face in a bracket-style event format.

This yr’s discipline options three former champions – together with final yr’s winner Jayson Tatum – and 4 first-time contributors.

Members

Participant Workforce
Bam Adebayo Miami Warmth
Patrick Beverley Los Angeles Clippers
Spencer Dinwiddie Brooklyn Nets
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder
Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks
Derrick Rose* Detroit Pistons
Domantas Sabonis Indiana Pacers
Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

* Chosen however will not take part as a consequence of harm

Three-Level Contest

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This yr’s Three-Level Contest will introduce two deeper areas from which to shoot. Each spots are six toes again of the 3-point line between the elbow and prime of the important thing. Pictures from these spots will likely be price three factors every.

Gamers can have 70 seconds – versus the standard 60 – to finish every spherical, trying a complete of 27 triples following the addition of the brand new deep spots. As in previous years, rivals can have 5 racks of balls within the customary areas, designating a rack of their selecting as an “all cash ball” rack.

Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris topped Stephen Curry within the latter’s hometown to say final yr’s competitors.

Members

Participant Workforce
Davis Bertans Washington Wizards
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns
Devonte’ Graham Charlotte Hornets
Joe Harris Brooklyn Nets
Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard* Portland Path Blazers
Duncan Robinson Miami Warmth
Trae Younger Atlanta Hawks

* Chosen however will not take part as a consequence of harm

Slam Dunk contest

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Former slam dunk champ Dwight Howard returns to the fold after an 11-year hiatus. The 34-year-old famously got here out of a telephone sales space dressed as Superman in the course of the 2009 version of the occasion.

Howard is joined by Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr., each of whom are on the lookout for redemption after earlier runner-up finishes. Zach LaVine, who will not function on this yr’s contest, edged Gordon in 2016 regardless of the latter scoring excellent 50s on three consecutive dunks.

First-time participant Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks rounds out this yr’s four-man discipline.

Members

Participant Workforce
Pat Connaughton Milwaukee Bucks
Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic
Dwight Howard Los Angeles Lakers
Derrick Jones Jr. Miami Warmth

All-Star Sport

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When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at eight p.m. ET
The place: United Heart, Chicago
TV: TNT (U.S.); TSN 1/4 (Canada)

The NBA has revamped its showcase occasion. Workforce LeBron and Workforce Giannis will compete to win every of the primary three quarters, with the victor of every body incomes $100,000 for an area Chicago charity. The primary three quarters stay 12 minutes in size and can every begin with a contemporary rating of 0-0.

The clock will likely be turned off for the fourth quarter. A last goal rating will likely be set primarily based on the factors accrued by the main workforce over the primary three frames, plus an extra 24 factors in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.

“For instance: If the cumulative rating of the primary three quarters is 100-95, the ultimate goal rating could be set at 124 factors,” the league defined in a breakdown of the brand new format. “To win the NBA All-Star Sport, the workforce with 100 factors would want to attain 24 factors within the fourth quarter earlier than the workforce with 95 factors scores 29 factors, and vice versa.”

The workforce that reaches the ultimate goal rating first earns an extra $200,000 for its charity. Workforce LeBron will put on No. 2 jerseys and Workforce Giannis will put on No. 24 jerseys in tribute to Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. The All-Star threads can even function jersey patches displaying 9 stars to symbolize the lives misplaced in January’s tragic helicopter crash.

Starters

Workforce LeBron Workforce Giannis
Anthony Davis (Lakers) Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
James Harden (Rockets) Joel Embiid (76ers)
Kawhi Leonard (Clippers) Pascal Siakam (Raptors)
Luka Doncic (Mavs) Kemba Walker (Celtics)
LeBron James (Lakers) Trae Younger (Hawks)

Reserves

Workforce LeBron Workforce Giannis
Chris Paul (Thunder) Bam Adebayo (Warmth)
Damian Lillard (Blazers)* Brandon Ingram (Pelicans)
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)
Ben Simmons (76ers) Jimmy Butler (Warmth)
Domantas Sabonis (Pacers) Rudy Gobert (Jazz)
Jayson Tatum (Celtics) Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
Russell Westbrook (Rockets) Khris Middleton (Bucks)
Devin Booker (Suns)

* Chosen however will not take part as a consequence of harm

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