NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 is less than a month away, marking the middle of the season and more importantly, putting the spotlight on fans’ favorite players from the East and West. This year’s All-Star events will go down in Chicago over the weekend of February 14th-16th, featuring an array of basketball-centric events for fans and, of course, the 69th NBA All-Star game!
While teams haven’t been finalized yet, it should be an exciting chance for the best of the best to show off in front of thousands of fans and celebs. Yet again, Lebron is topping the All-Star voting charts when it comes to the fan vote, leading other favorites like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic. It’s not just about the game on NBA All-Star Weekend though. You can also check out the NBA Celebrity Game, NBA Rising Stars Challenge, All-Star Media Day, and NBA Saturday Night with all its crazy skills contests. We’ve got hospitality packages for NBA All-Star Weekend too!
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The NBA Celebrity Game – Friday, February 14th
Get out to the NBA Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles to see some of the most basketball-savvy celebs face off on the court. It’s an often-hilarious event that features (sorta) famous people, ranging from music artists like Quavo to hilarious Instagram influencers like last year’s MVP, viral comedian Famous Los.
For reference, last year’s roster saw folks like recording artist Bad Bunny, singer Daughtry, NFL legend Steve Smith, TV personality Dr. Oz, and comedians like Hasan Minhaj and JB Smoove. There were also WNBA stars, hometown heroes, and even the owner of the Bucks! The game often features local stars, so expect some Chicago-born ballers (or wannabe ballers) in attendance! But hey, you never know. BIG stars like Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, and Justin Bieber have also participated in the NBA Celebrity Game!
This year’s coaches will be ESPN First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith along with PTI host and Chicago native Michael Wilbon. The NBA Celebrity Game takes place on Friday, February 14th at 7 PM at Wintrust Arena.
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NBA Rising Stars Challenge – Friday, February 14th
Following the NBA Celebrity Game, fans can watch the league’s hottest new talent face off in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Taking place at United Center at 9 PM on Friday night, this game showcases the NBA’s newest young and promising players. For instance, Kyle Kuzma was last year’s MVP. Taylor Bennet, Chance The Rapper’s brother, will perform at halftime of the game!
NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day – Saturday, February 15th
For one of the weekend’s more affordable events, take the family to watch their favorite stars on the court at NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day presented by AT&T on Saturday morning. (We’ve got tickets starting at $56.) This is a rare chance for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the NBA and a unique opportunity to potentially snag autographs and photos with players. Watch as the media interviews your favorite players and coaches, and then stick around to watch them participate in the official All-Star practice session afterward!
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NBA All-Star Saturday Night – February 15th
For some wild NBA skills challenges, you’ll want to head to the United Center for NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm. Kicking off at 8 PM, this is where you can see those crazy, creative dunks, shots, and high-flying action that becomes the stuff of legend à la Michael Jordan and Vince Carter!
The night’s events include the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Mountain Dew 3-Point Challenge, and of course, the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest.
The 69th NBA All-Star Game
The main event will go down on Sunday, February 16th at 8 PM EST. While we don’t know exactly which players will be representing the Eastern and Western Conferences yet, we do know who’ll be performing at the game: Chicago locals Chance The Rapper and Common! First up, Common will welcome fans, talk about what basketball means to him personally, and then introduce both teams. Then Chance the Rapper will perform at halftime, and we’re expecting a medley of all the hits! You’re likely to spot a few celebs sitting courtside too – Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Spike Lee, Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, and Robert Kraft all turned out for last year’s All-Star Game. Oh, and of course, the game itself should be great too…
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So which NBA players can we count on seeing in Sunday night’s game? Well, the fans’ vote counts for a lot (50%) in determining the All-Star rosters, but the media and team votes account for the other 50% to help balance things out and ensure the game is a mix of both entertainment and skill. If the voting ended this week, the fan’s chosen teams would feature Lebron James, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Anthony Davis in the West and Trae Young, Kyrie Irving, Pascal Siakam, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid in the East. (Of course, Embiid just had surgery, Irving hasn’t played enough this season to deserve it, and the final votes aren’t even in yet, so that likely won’t be the lineup.)
Captains will be announced on January 23rd, so stay tuned! You can view a full schedule of 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend events here.