Viewers' beam to All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles

All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles is on us, and we’ve got we lonesome from Friday to Sunday. Here’s a viewers’ and visitors’ beam to all function in La La Land.

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All-Star luminary game: Friday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The stars are out … of their element: What improved approach to flog off All-Star Weekend than a matchup involving NBA legends, WNBA players, sports stars and, of march … celebrities with several levels of basketball skill? Scheduled to play: Paul Pierce, Tracy McGrady, Candace Parker, Stefanie Dolson, Jamie Foxx, Common, Bubba Watson and one half of a Property Brothers, usually to name a few. ( Click here for a full rosters).?

Did we discuss a 4-point line? No? Well, there’s a 4-point line.

Guess who’s back??An All-Star luminary diversion in L.A. wouldn’t be finish without, we guessed it, The Biebs! That’s right, after a seven-year hiatus, 2011 luminary diversion MVP Justin Bieber will strike a justice for Team Lakers. And in box we forgot, here’s a demeanour during his prior opening in a game:

Rising Stars Challenge: Friday, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)

Future stars take a stage: After a Friday night appetiser of celeb hoops, a destiny of a NBA hits a justice during Staples Center for a Rising Stars Challenge. For a fourth true year, a U.S. faces a world.?

Sixers vs. everyone:?The World Team includes a contingent of Philadelphia 76ers stars in Rookie of a Year front-runner Ben Simmons, All-Star starter Joel Embiid and large male Dario Saric. The U.S. Team counters with Rookie of a Year contenders Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell and Dennis Smith Jr.

Points!?The many sum points in a diversion is 311, set in Toronto during All-Star Weekend 2016. Maybe a splendid lights of Hollywood — and some warmer temperatures compared to Feb in Canada — will lead to a new Rising Stars record.

Betting line:?USA (-2) vs. World | O ver/under:?297.5? (via?Westgate Las Vegas SportsBook)

Rising Stars by destiny potential:?Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz breeze a NBA’s best rookies and sophomores to build dual teams for 5 years from now.? Insider

More:? Full rosters | Experts’ picks | Rising Stars story |? Tickets

All-Star Saturday night: 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Here are a manners for any of a night’s events:

Skills contest:?A margin of 8 (four frontcourt, 4 backcourt players) competes head-to-head in a three-round timed tournament, with a brackets’ dual winners battling for a pretension in a final round. Players contingency finish a following obstacle-course drills in order.

  • Ballhandling
  • Passing
  • Layup or dunk
  • 3-point shot

Here is a demeanour during a Skills foe course:


Jamal Murray 350
Lou Williams 350
Al Horford 500
Spencer Dinwiddie 550
Lauri Markkanen 600
Buddy Hield 600
Joel Embiid 700
Andre Drummond 1200

3-point contest: Eight of a game’s best shooters take a justice for a two-round competition, with?each actor carrying 60 seconds to fire as many of a 25 balls as he can. Four of a 5 racks embody 4 law NBA balls (one point) and one “money” turn (two points). The fifth shelve consists usually of income balls and can be placed during any of a 5 sharpened locations.?

  • Round 1: Seven shooters take a justice in pointless order, while a fortifying champion — Houston’s Eric Gordon — will fire last.
  • Championship: The tip 3 from Round 1 will contest in a championship round, with a lowest Round 1 measure competing initial and top Round 1 measure competing last.
  • Tiebreakers: If necessary, a 30-second tiebreaker would confirm a final symbol in a championship round; a 60-second tiebreaker would confirm a 2018 champion.


Klay Thompson 180
Eric Gordon 450
Wayne Ellington 550
Paul George 600
Devin Booker 600
Bradley Beal 800
Kyle Lowry 1000
Tobias Harris 1200

Dunk contest: Four of a game’s best immature dunkers — Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr., Larry Nance Jr., and Donovan Mitchell — take core theatre in All-Star Saturday night’s premier event.?

  • Round 1: Each aspirant will finish dual dunks, and a dual players with a top combination scores will pierce on to a championship round.?
  • Championship: The remaining dual competitors will any finish dual dunks; a actor with a top combination measure is crowned champion. As is a box for Round 1, a limit measure per turn is 100, while a lowest measure is 60.
  • Tiebreakers: If necessary, a one-dunk “dunk-off” will establish who advances to a championship turn or who is crowned champion. If, after a championship-round dunk-off dual players are still tied, a “judges’ choice” will establish a 2018 winner.

More: Participants | Experts’ picks | Previous winners?| Tickets

67th All-Star Game: Sunday, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Team Stephen vs. Team LeBron: For a initial time in NBA All-Star history, a dual teams were motionless regulating a playground-style draft. Top vote-getters Stephen Curry and LeBron James served as captains.

Awkward!?The All-Star breeze sum a few engaging matchups — and teammate dynamics — to watch for on Sunday.

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook pity a All-Star justice once again (thanks, Captain LeBron!)
  • James and Kyrie Irving will be in a same uniform for a initial time given Irving was traded to a Boston Celtics.
  • Durant is once again adult opposite his stream Warriors teammates Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ( remember a final time that happened?).

Race to 400??The record for many points in an All-Star Game is 374, set final deteriorate in New Orleans, and no group has ever strike a 200-point symbol (the West’s 196 in 2016 is a most). Is this a year both of those outlines fall? The sum indicate sum has increasing any of a past 4 years, so we’re observant there’s a chance!

Courtside Walk of Fame: It’s Los Angeles after all, so keep an eye on a sidelines for stars such as Beyonce and Jay Z, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Fergie and Migos ( usually to name a few).

Plenty of L.A. All-Stars … arrange of:?For a initial time given 2005 in Denver and a initial time in 4 Los Angeles-hosted games, a horde city is though an All-Star (excluding 2007 in Las Vegas). But not to worry, a L.A.-area is well-represented with hometown stars this year:

  • James Harden is from Los Angeles and played at?Artesia High School before dual seasons during Arizona State. Harden is a tie in a L.A.-based Drew League.
  • Russell Westbrook?is from Hawthorne, California, and attended?Leuzinger High School in Lawndale — about 20 mins from Staples Center — before personification dual seasons during UCLA alongside associate All-Star Kevin Love, who is out since of an injury. Westbrook is classical Hollywood. How else would we explain his exquisite conform sense??
  • DeMar DeRozan ?was innate and lifted in Compton, California, and attended Compton High School before one deteriorate during USC.?
  • Paul George is?from Palmdale, California, and played dual seasons during Fresno State, and he has been in Lakers’ fans minds all season. If we haven’t heard, a Lakers haven’t been accurately still on their? enterprise to pointer George, who will be a giveaway representative this summer.
  • Klay Thompson was?born in Los Angeles though played college hoops during Washington State. His father, Mychal Thompson, played four-plus seasons with a Lakers, winning dual titles in 1987 and 1988.

More: Full rosters | Experts’ picks | ASG story | Tickets

Party on!

What’s an All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles — or any All-Star Weekend — though 3 days of off-the-court festivities? ESPN comparison author Arash Markazi runs down of some of a weekend’s best, if you’re propitious adequate to squeeze an invite:


  • The hardest celebration to get into during NBA All-Star Weekend will be thrown by Michael Jordan, who will be celebrating his 55th birthday during midnight with a warn low-pitched opening during an undisclosed plcae in Los Angeles. If it sounds secretive, it’s since it is. Jordan Brand is being tight-lipped about sum on a disdainful celebration for His Airness.
  • Turner is throwing a celebration during a Goldstein Residence, a home of millionaire and NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein. Even if we haven’t listened of Goldstein or his home, that has been featured in Architectural Digest, it should demeanour informed to celebration goers. It served as a backdrop in cinema such as Charlie’s Angels and The Big Lebowski as good as song videos for Snoop Dogg and G Eazy.


  • Stance, a central sock of a NBA, is throwing a annual Spades Tournament and celebration in downtown Los Angeles, headlined by? Dwyane Wade and James Harden.
  • GQ is throwing a many disdainful Saturday night celebration during downtown Los Angeles’ newest prohibited spot, NoMad. The categorical captivate of a dusk will be a low-pitched opening from celebration horde Cardi B.


  • After dual (or more) true nights of partying, brunch on Sunday has turn an annual NBA All-Star Weekend tradition. This year, Bleacher Report, Mitchell Ness and NBA representative Bill Duffy are all throwing brunch and day parties in Los Angeles before a NBA All-Star Game.

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