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NBA All-Star Weekend schedule 2017: Times, TV schedule and all the events

New Orleans plays host to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, but there are a host of other events as well.

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NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and the NBA will take its talents from last year’s festivities in Toronto and shuttle them down to New Orleans for the 66th annual All-Star Game.

The weekend will kick off on Friday, Feb. 17 with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, headlined by Team U.S.A.’s young stars in Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker. They’ll take on the World Team, led by Knicks budding star Kristaps Porzingis.

All-Star Saturday is littered with three events, kicked off by the bigs vs. smalls in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Next up is the Three-Point Shootout, where reigning champion Klay Thompson will look to defend his title against a tough field of opponents that includes Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, and Eric Gordon. Saturday night is topped off with the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, with a four-man field headlined by last year’s runner-up, Aaron Gordon.

And on Sunday comes the main event — the NBA All-Star Game featuring the league’s top talent. The Golden State Warriors will have four representatives, but the West also features All-Stars in Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and DeMarcus Cousins. Over East, Irving and LeBron James highlight a guard-heavy team looking to bounce back after dropping the ball in the last two years.

There are a host of other events scheduled for this weekend, and we’ve got the full agenda laid out for you below:

Full schedule and TV information

Friday, Feb. 17

BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice

Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: NBA TV
Online: Watch TNT
Participants: BBVA Rising Stars

All-Star media availability

Time: 12 p.m. ET
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: NBA TV

Celebrity Game

Time: 7 p.m. ET
Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
TV: ESPN
Online: Watch ESPN

East roster

Brandon Armstrong (Former D-League Player/Impressionist)
Win Butler (Musician)
Nick Cannon (Actor/TV Personality)
Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV Personality)
Ansel Elgort (Actor)
Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks Owner)
Caleb McLaughlin (Actor)
Peter Rosenberg (Media Personality)
Oscar Schmidt (All-time leading basketball scorer)
Lindsay Whalen (WNBA Player)
Jason Williams (Former NBA Player)
Kris Wu (Actor/Musician)
Coach: Michael Smith (ESPN)

West roster

Miles Brown (Actor)
Tom Cavanagh (Actor)
Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks Owner)
Baron Davis (Former NBA Player)
Andy Grammer (Musician)
Jiang Jinfu (Actor/Model)
Anthony Mackie (Actor)
Rome Miller (Actor)
Hasan Minhaj (Actor/Comedian)
Master P (Actor/Comedian)
Candace Parker (WNBA Player)
Aaron Sanchez (Celebrity Chef)
Coach: Jemele Hill (ESPN)

BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

Time: 9 p.m. ET
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: TNT
Online: Watch TNT

Rosters:

U.S. Team

Devin Booker (Suns), Malcolm Brogdon, (Bucks) Marquese Chriss (Suns), Brandon Ingram (Lakers), Frank Kaminsky (Hornets), Jahlil Okafor (76ers), D’Angelo Russell (Lakers), Jonathon Simmons (Spurs), Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves), Myles Turner (Pacers)

World Team

Joel Embiid (76ers), Danté Exum (Jazz), Buddy Hield (Pelicans), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) Trey Lyles (Jazz), Emmanuel Mudiay (Nuggets), Jamal Murray (Nuggets), Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks), Domantas Sabonis (Thunder), Dario Saric (76ers), Alex Abrines (Thunder, injury replacement for Embiid), Willy Hernangomez (Knicks, injury replacement for Mudiay)

Saturday, Feb. 18

Hall of Fame Announcement

Time: 11 a.m. ET

NBA All-Star Team Practices

Time: 12 noon ET
Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
TV: NBA TV
Participants: NBA All-Stars

NBA D-League All-Star Game

Time: 2 p.m. ET
Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
TV: NBA TV
Participants: D-League All Stars

NBA D-League Dunk Contest

Time: Halftime of the D-League All-Star Game.
Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
TV: NBA TV

Participants: John Jordan (Raptors 905), Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Troy Williams (Iowa Energy), Derek Cooke, Jr. (Northern Arizona Suns), Alfonzo McKinnie (Windy City Bulls), Trahson Burrell (Long Island Nets)

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Time: 8 p.m. ET (First event)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: TNT
Online: Watch TNT

Participants: Devin Booker (Suns), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets), Gordon Hayward (Jazz), Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks), Isaiah Thomas (Celtics), John Wall (Wizards)

Three-Point Shootout

Time: 8 p.m. ET (Second event)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: TNT
Online: Watch TNT

Participants:

Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Hornets), Nick Young (Lakers), Wesley Matthews (Mavericks), C.J. McCollum (Trail Blazers), Eric Gordon (Rockets)

Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

Time: 8 p.m. ET (Third event)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: TNT
Online: Watch TNT

Participants

Aaron Gordon (Magic), DeAndre Jordan (Clippers), Glenn Robinson, III (Pacers), Derrick Jones, Jr. (Suns)

Sunday, Feb. 19

NBA Legends Brunch

Time: 11 a.m ET
Place: Air Canada Centre
TV: NBATV (coverage begins at 1 p.m.)

66th NBA All-Star Game

Time: 8 p.m. ET
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: TNT
Online: Watch TNT
Participants:

East Starters

Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
DeMar DeRozan (Raptors)
Jimmy Butler (Bulls)
LeBron James (Cavaliers)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)

East Reserves

Isaiah Thomas (Celtics), John Wall (Wizards), Paul George (Pacers), Kemba Walker (Hornets), Paul Millsap (Hawks), Kevin Love (Cavaliers, injured and won’t play), Kyle Lowry (Raptors)

West Starters

Stephen Curry (Warriors)
James Harden (Rockets)
Kevin Durant (Warriors)
Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
Anthony Davis (Pelicans)

West Reserves

Russell Westbrook (Thunder), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Draymond Green (Warriors), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies), DeAndre Jordan (Clippers), Gordon Hayward (Jazz), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings)