Team LeBron and Team Giannis tip off this Sunday. Here's what you need to know about NBA All-Star Weekend.
The 72nd NBA All-Star Weekend culminates in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game tonight, February 19. Featuring some of the best NBA players of the year, the All-Star Game will feature a new format: For the very first time, the all-star team captains will draft players right before the big game. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will hand-pick their teams on the court in real time at 7:30 p.m. ET — just an hour before tip-off.
The NBA All-Star Game will air across ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. For those without cable, Sling TV is currently the best way to watch the All-Star Game with 50% off your first month's subscription. With Sling TV's Orange plan offering TNT, ESPN and up to four concurrent streams, your family and friends can watch the game from the comfort of multiple rooms.
NBA All-Star Weekend
The 72nd annual NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast on TNT. For those without cable, Sling's Orange service will let you watch TNT and right now, you can get 50% off your first month of Sling TV.
Whether you’re most excited to see LeBron and Giannis build their all-star squads in real time, or you love watching the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, here’s how to tune in to the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend.
When is the 2023 NBA All-Star Game?
After a jam-packed weekend of All-Star events and performances, the 72nd NBA All-Star Game will tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Team LeBron and Team Giannis are facing off in Salt Lake City, UT with the goal of boosting two local Utah organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Raise the Future. The NBA’s star talent hope to raise nearly $1 million for the organizations this weekend.
2023 NBA All-Star Weekend schedule
Although the All-Star Game is the big event, All-Star Weekend has plenty of action to go around, from lighthearted skills challenges to the Celebrity All-Star Game, check out the 2023 All-Star Weekend schedule below:
Friday, February 17
7 p.m. ET: Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN)
9 p.m. ET: Jordan Rising Stars (TNT)
Saturday, February 18
1 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Practice Presented by AT&T (NBA TV)
4 p.m. ET: NBA x HBCU Classic Presented by AT&T (NBA TV / TNT / ESPN2)
8 p.m. ET: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)
Sunday, February 19
3 p.m. ET | NBA G League Next Up Game (NBA TV)
7:30 p.m. ET: All-Star Draft Presented by Jordan Brand (TNT)
8:30 p.m. ET: 72nd NBA All-Star Game (TNT)
Various events are also streaming throughout the weekend on the NBA App.
Where to watch all the games during NBA All-Star Weekend 2023?
In 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend will air across ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. Not sure how to watch or stream those channels? We’ve got you covered with live TV streaming services.
Sling TV allows you to watch live TV from a variety of channels. Sling TV's Blue tier will get you access to NBC and many other cable networks, like ESPN, at just $22.50 for your first month.
Any DirecTV Stream tier will get you access to ESPN and TNT, plus channels including NBC, CBS, USA, ABC and more. But for NBA TV, you'll need to subscribe to DirecTV Stream's Choice tier or higher. DirecTV Stream tiers start at $75 per month, but right now eligible subscribers can get $10 off any tier for their first 12 months.
How to watch the NBA All-Star Game in person
If you’re hoping to witness tip off at the 2023 All-Star Game in person this year, there are still tickets available to watch the game courtside at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT.
Tickets for the big game start at $450 as of time of publication. Tickets are also still available for other All-Star Weekend events.