EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NBA ALLSTAR WEEKEND

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    The NBA’s marquee event will have some added flavor in 2013. The league’s best, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, will compete against one another in not only the weekend’s main event on Sunday, but in an East vs. West skills competition on Saturday.

    The action began last night with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge to cap the night at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

    Saturday’s action on Feb. 16 will feature four events that make up a large-scale competition between players from each conference. The winning conference will win money for a pre-determined charity and will be crowned at the end of the night. All of the action will be broadcast on TNT beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

    The main event will cap the weekend on Sunday when the Eastern Conference takes on the Western Conference at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

    Here’s a breakdown of the schedule in its entirety:

     

    FRIDAY, FEB. 15

    All Times Eastern (ET)

    • 10:30 a.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
    • Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
    • 12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
    • 5 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
    • 6 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
    • 7 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
    • 9 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
    • 11 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
    • 11:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV

    SATURDAY, FEB. 16

    All Times Eastern (ET)

    Noon | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
    3 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
    D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
    7 p.m. | Comissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
    7 p.m. | Open Court, All-Star | TNT
    8 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
    8:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm | TNT
    2013 Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
    2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
    2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
    2013 Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)
    11 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
    12 a.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV

    SUNDAY, FEB. 17

    All times Eastern (ET)

    1 p.m. | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
    5 p.m. | NBA GameTime All-Star | NBA TV
    6 p.m. | Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
    7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
    8 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia | TNT
    11 p.m. | Inside the NBA | NBA TV

     

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