The NBA All-Star Game is fun, but depending on those scheduled to appear, All-Star Saturday can get just as much publicity. This is probably not one of those years, as the dunk contest lacks star power, but the young players selected have some serious talent.
The day kicks off with some afternoon events, including All-Star practice and the D-League All-Star game, before David Stern has a press conference.
All-Star Practice and Player Interviews, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., NBA TV
Slam Dunk Showdown, 1:30 p.m., NBA TV
D-League All-Star Game, 2 p.m., NBA TV
Commissioner Stern Press Conference, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Then we get into the evening events and the real meat of All-Star Saturday. NBA Tip-Off starts at 8 p.m. ET, leading into the four Saturday night events.
All-Star Saturday Night, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Shooting Stars - Teams of NBA, WNBA and retired players in a shooting contest.
Skills Challenge - Guards navigate an 'obstacle course', Stephen Curry won in 2011.
Three-Point Contest - James Jones defends title against Mario Chalmers, Kevin Love, Joe Johnson, Anthony Morrow and Joe Johnson.
Slam Dunk Contest - Chase Budinger, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Williams and Paul George participate.