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How to watch, what to watch for NBA All-Star Weekend

The festivities kick off on Friday night and run through Sunday with the All-Star Game. Here you can find all the TV info and rosters for each event.

Team Lebron forward Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts with Team Lebron guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA All-Star Weekend fun kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday with various events taking place in between. We’ll start off with the Rising Stars Challenge of Team World vs. Team USA, wrapping up with Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis on Sunday in the All-Star Game. There are also some rules changes this time around, not only to the game itself but also to the 3-point contest. The draft for both teams has already taken place, so we’ve also got results from that and complete rosters for each of the events listed below. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the NBA All-Star game.

NBA All-Star Weekend schedule

Friday, February 14

2020 All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles

The game will be begin at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN with Michael Wilbon and Stephen A. Smith serving as coaches. Here are the complete rosters:

Team Wilbon

Captain: Common
Bad Bunny
Hannibal Buress
Kane Brown
Jon Batiste
Alex Moffat
Chef Jose Andres
Famous Los
Jidenna
Chelsea Gray
Quentin Richardson

Team Stephen A.

Captain: Chance The Rapper
Quavo
Taylor Bennett
LaRoyce Hawkins
Anthony “Spice” Adams
Marc Lasry
Ronnie 2K
Katelyn Ohashi
Lil Rey Howery
A’ja Wilson
Darius Miles

2020 NBA Rising Stars Game

The Rising Stars game pits the top rookies and sophomore players against each other in Team World vs. Team USA. The game begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on TNT. Here are the complete rosters for both sides:

U.S. Roster: Miles Bridges, CHA; Devonte’ Graham, CHA; Tyler Herro, MIA; Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM; Ja Morant, MEM; Kendrick Nunn, MIA; Eric Paschall, GSW; PJ Washington, CHA; Zion Williamson, NOP; Trae Young, ATL

World Roster: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, NOP; Deandre Ayton, PHX; RJ Barrett, NYK; Brandon Clarke, MEM; Luka Doncic, DAL; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC; Rui Hachimura, WAS; Svi Mykhailiuk, DET; Josh Okogie, MIN; Moritz Wagner, WAS

Saturday, February 15

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night

There are three events that take place on Saturday night. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know.

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

The Skills Challenge is a way for players to showcase their talent through various obstacles. The even begins at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. Here’s the eight-player field:

Bam Adebayo, Heat
Patrick Beverley, Clippers
Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder
Khris Middleton, Bucks
Domantas Sabonis, Pacers
Pascal Siakam, Raptors
Jayson Tatum, Celtics (reigning champion)

MTN Dew 3-Point Contest

The 3-point contest tests a players outside shooting prowess. There are a few changes to the format, highlighted here. The contest will begin immediately after the Skills Competition on TNT. Here is the field:

Davis Bertans, Wizards
Devonte’ Graham, Hornets
Joe Harris, Nets (defending champion)
Buddy Hield, Kings
Zach LaVine, Bulls
Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
Duncan Robinson, Heat
Trae Young, Hawks

AT&T Slam Dunk Contest

The event everyone has been waiting for! The dunk contest puts four players up against each other to see who can drive home the most impressive dunk. The contest will be immediately after the 3-point contest on TNT. Here are the participants:

Pat Connaughton, Bucks
Aaron Gordon, Magic
Dwight Howard, Lakers
Derrick Jones Jr., Heat

Sunday, February 16

The 69th NBA All-Star Game

Coverage for the game begins at 6 p.m. ET on TNT. The actually game is expected to tip-off at 8 p.m. ET. The format has changed recently with two captains being named. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains. They then selected their teams via a draft format. There were changes made to the format of the game as highlighted here. Here are the rosters:

Team LeBron

Starters

G: James Harden, HOU
G: Luka Doncic, DAL
F: LeBron James, LAL
F: Kawhi Leonard, LAC
C: Anthony Davis, LAL

Reserves

Bench: Damian Lillard, POR
Bench: Ben Simmons, PHI
Bench: Nikola Jokic, DEN
Bench: Jayson Tatum, BOS
Bench: Chris Paul, OKC
Bench: Russell Westbrook, HOU
Bench: Domantas Sabonis, IND

Team Giannis

Starters

G: Trae Young, ATL
G: Kemba Walker, BOS
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL
F: Pascal Siakam, TOR
C: Joel Embiid, PHI

Reserves

Bench: Khris Middleton, MIL
Bench: Bam Adebayo, MIA
Bench: Rudy Gobert, UTA
Bench: Jimmy Butler, MIA
Bench: Kyle Lowry, TOR
Bench: Brandon Ingram, NOP
Bench: Donovan Mitchell, UTA