With the 2017-18 NBA season officially on a break, let’s look at the schedule for the weekend of All-Star Game festivities.
On Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs wrapped up their pre-NBA All-Star Break schedule with a loss to the Denver Nuggets. It was their second defeat in two nights, sending them without momentum into a 10-day break.
However, the season schedule will be put aside for other basketball activities this weekend, with not just the All-Star Game but other festivities set to take place. One will even see a Spur involved.
When will everything take place over these three days of entertainment? The full schedule for All-Star Weekend can be seen below:
Friday, Feb. 16
- 12:30 p.m. ET: Rising Stars Practice on NBA TV
- 7:00 p.m. ET: All-Star Celebrity Game on ESPN
- 9:00 p.m. ET: Rising Stars Game on TNT
The Rising Stars Game will not feature any Spurs, despite Dejounte Murray, Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes all in their second season. Given the rosters for Team USA and Team World, however, there’s plenty of talent on each and every reason to believe it would be difficult to leapfrog players like Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons, Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid.
Saturday, Feb. 17
- 1:00 p.m. ET: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Announcement on NBA TV
- 2:00 p.m. ET: All-Star Practice & Media Day on NBA TV
- 7:00 p.m. ET: Adam Silver press conference on NBA TV
- 8:00 p.m. ET: All-Star Saturday Night on TNT
There will not be a Spur involved in All-Star Saturday, either, despite the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Content and Dunk Contest all in play. Donovan Mitchell, Larry Nance Jr., Dennis Smith Jr. and Victor Oladipo will participate in the Dunk Contest.
Sunday, Feb. 18
- 1:00 p.m. ET: NBA Legends Brunch on NBA TV
- 4:30 p.m. ET: NBA G League International Challenge on NBA TV
- 8:00 p.m. ET: 2018 NBA All-Star Game on TNT
The grand finale will be the 2018 All-Star Game. It’s a showcase for the fans as Team LeBron James and Team Stephen Curry battle for bragging rights and money. It’s against the usual Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format of previous years, potentially to shake things up and due to the talent that has joined the West over the past few years.
LaMarcus Aldridge will be the only Spur involved at the All-Star Game. His performance in the 2017-18 season earned a reserve spot.
The schedule is full for All-Star Weekend, with plenty of events for basketball fans to watch and celebrate. Which will you tune-in for?