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NBA All-Star Weekend is right here! That is the third consecutive yr wherein captains participated in a fantasy draft and chosen their very own groups, a change from the normal East vs. West format.

All-Star captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have made their draft picks. All-Star Saturday night time contributors have been unveiled. Rising Stars and celeb recreation rosters are set.

This is what we’re watching because the league’s finest showcase their abilities in Chicago.

MORE: Draft results & rosters | Best of All-Star | FAQs | Latest news

Newest Sports activities Information Finest Moments of Rising Stars: Team USA 151, Team World 131

Pau Gasol and Sue Fowl focus on the impression that David Stern and Kobe Bryant had on the sport of basketball, previous to #NBARisingStars. pic.twitter.com/TRt61DdLVm

β€” NBA (@NBA) February 15, 2020

β€” SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 15, 2020

🐍MAMBA X MAMBACITA🐍 #RISINGSTARS pic.twitter.com/caGKPo15rb

β€” Trae Younger (@TheTraeYoung) February 15, 2020

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

Zion Lol

β€” Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) February 15, 2020

β€” Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) February 15, 2020

Miles got here out with the off-the-backbord dunk after tweeting this at halftime πŸ˜† https://t.co/I2ei7lyHZn

β€” NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 15, 2020

πŸ’₯ MILES BRIDGES ROCKS THE RIM πŸ’₯#NBARisingStars on TNT pic.twitter.com/JGvupFWiEZ

β€” NBA (@NBA) February 15, 2020

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β€” Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) February 15, 2020

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πŸ’ͺ RACK ATTACK πŸ’ͺ@epaschall || #NBARisingStars pic.twitter.com/msQVCWnzxU

β€” Eric Paschall Fan Account (@warriors) February 15, 2020

β€” Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) February 15, 2020

Zion virtually introduced the home down with these 🀯 pic.twitter.com/T9c6nMfa7i

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

If Ja pulled this off 😱 pic.twitter.com/Yg1yMwsTgO

β€” SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 15, 2020

Newest Sports activities Information Finest Moments of All-Star Superstar Sport: Crew Wilbon 62, Crew Stephen A. 47

The pre-game pep discuss. This recreation isn’t any joke, DAMNIT! #CelebGame pic.twitter.com/nFVtNVBchF

β€” Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 15, 2020

The Chicago connection. @AntDavis23 🀝 @common pic.twitter.com/s6ShB0tp0q

β€” NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 15, 2020

.@QuavoStuntin with the imply block on @common πŸ– pic.twitter.com/46LTetD8ir

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

Stephen A. and Katelyn Ohashi tried to be slick with this sub 🀣 pic.twitter.com/qOzVkZ9H17

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

This can be a household present, @21Blackking πŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/h5iYPWXvNu

β€” NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 15, 2020

That halftime lead feeling … pic.twitter.com/zu7E29NdB1

β€” Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) February 15, 2020

First half evaluation: we AIN’T getting ANY calls! pic.twitter.com/hw5Q0xnW8b

β€” Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 15, 2020

Horace Grant and Nate Robinson have joined the enjoyable on the Superstar Sport. pic.twitter.com/jn7KvG1vZL

β€” NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 15, 2020

These refs have some rattling nerve giving me a technical. BLASPHEMOUS! pic.twitter.com/Qw5pnHGEcf

β€” Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 15, 2020

Cream E. Biggums with the handles 😀 pic.twitter.com/ShQ5BjY1ZO

β€” ESPN (@espn) February 15, 2020

Congratulations to @common on the Superstar Sport MVP! pic.twitter.com/gcW1mp7PoF

β€” Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) February 15, 2020

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star Saturday Evening | Saturday, Eight p.m. ET (TNT)

The abilities contest is designed to showcase a little bit little bit of every thing — fast dribbling by obstacles, throwing bounce passes and chest passes by cylinders, an end-to-end run for a layup and again the opposite method for a pull-up 3. It is a head-to-head match format, and the quickest time advances. There’s all the time the high quality line to stroll of making an attempt arduous with out trying such as you’re making an attempt too arduous, which is why Patrick Beverley is a well-liked choose — he is going full velocity.

However keep watch over the sneaky, expert bigs who need to present up their ballhandling brethren. Which is why Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo is likely to be the low-key favourite.

The 3-point contest is getting a small tweak to it for the eight-player area. There are the usual 4 racks with 4 common balls plus one cash ball that’s value two factors. Then there’s the all-money rack, the place every ball counts for 2, positioned on the shooter’s desired location.

However the brand new twist is an extra two balls — coloured inexperienced — that can be 6 ft behind the road and value three factors apiece. There are two rounds, with the three highest scores transferring on to the finals, the place highest whole wins.

Joe Harris is the defending champ, however Davis Bertans is likely to be the choose. Not solely is the Wizards sharpshooter fully lights out, however he is among the finest long-range shooters within the NBA, taking part in proper into the revamped guidelines.

There are not any adjustments to the dunk contest this yr, however we do get a blast from the previous.

Aaron Gordon is a straightforward choose as a result of he helped produce one of many most memorable duels of all time alongside Zach LaVine in 2016. Derrick Jones Jr. can stand up too, and has earlier dunk contest expertise.

And Superman returns!

The nostalgia issue alone makes Dwight Howard a preferred choose to win, however how a lot bounce stays in these 34-year-old legs stays a query.

Control darkish horse Pat Connaughton, although. He didn’t make it by accident. In any case, 44-inch verticals give folks quite a lot of time to do cool issues in midair. And he may have already got something up his sleeve.

— Royce Younger

All-Star triple threats: Who could dominate Saturday night?

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star Game | Sunday, Eight p.m. ET (TNT)

This yr’s recreation options loads of adjustments, from the rating resetting after every quarter to the winner being determined utilizing an Elam-style finish that will also honor Kobe Bryant.

Nonetheless, there’s one necessary factor that may stay the identical: 24 of the most effective gamers on the planet will go head-to-head till one aspect comes out on prime.

This is a fast take a look at among the key issues to look at as this yr’s version of the league’s annual midseason showcase unfolds inside Chicago’s United Heart:

Matchup to look at: Giannis vs. everybody

Over his six-plus seasons within the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo has proved himself to be as aggressive and pushed as anybody within the sport. There’s little doubt that, over the previous couple weeks, he is heard the feedback about how his staff would not measure as much as the one LeBron James has drafted. And there’s equally little doubt that if there’s anybody who would play arduous sufficient in an All-Star Sport to attempt to overcome these doubters, it could be the Greek Freak.

The query right here is whether or not that can be sufficient to beat what’s a pretty clear talent gap between the two sides. If it really works out that method, nevertheless, then everyone knows who the MVP of the sport can be.

Teammate vs. teammate!

There are solely two matchups of teammates going up in opposition to each other in Sunday’s recreation: Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker vs. ahead Jayson Tatum, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons vs. middle Joel Embiid.

For Simmons and Embiid, that is nothing new — the 2 of them confronted off in opposition to each other final season, after Antetokounmpo and James engineered a draft-night commerce to ship Simmons from Crew Giannis to Crew LeBron. However it is a first-time factor for each Walker and Tatum — Walker as a result of he is by no means had a teammate within the All-Star Sport earlier than and Tatum as a result of he is by no means been there in any respect.

Walker stated Thursday that he hasn’t given Tatum any recommendation on deal with it.

“It is an expertise you simply must undergo,” Walker stated. “No matter he is feeling, he is alleged to really feel that method. It is his first time, he would not know what to anticipate, he is an All-Star, man. That is it. I am tremendous happy with him, he deserves it. It is going to be enjoyable.”

Darkish horse MVP choose: Trae Younger

Sure, it’s Younger’s first time as an All-Star. However he additionally has the right recreation for this format: the flexibility (and willingness) to launch from 30 or 40 ft with abandon, in addition to throwing all kinds of loopy passes to gamers both recognizing up for 3s or flying to the basket for rim-rocking dunks (the truth that no protection is required would not damage, both).

And for those who actually need to go deeper down the rosters, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Bookerthe last player into the game — is one other intriguing alternative. One other first-time participant, Booker may not get sufficient time on the court docket to make a run on the award. If he does, there are few guys who can rating as rapidly as he can — which is the right recipe for getting your self in rivalry to win this recreation’s MVP award.

— Tim Bontemps

Experts’ picks: Team LeBron or Team Giannis?

Newest Sports activities Information 2020 All-Star draft results

Crew LeBron James*

1. Anthony Davis*, Lakers

2. Kawhi Leonard*, Clippers

3. Luka Doncic*, Mavericks

4. James Harden*, Rockets

5. Devin Booker^, Suns

6. Ben Simmons, 76ers

7. Nikola Jokic, Nuggets

8. Jayson Tatum, Celtics

9. Chris Paul, Thunder

10. Russell Westbrook, Rockets

11. Domantas Sabonis, Pacers

^Replaces Path Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Crew Giannis Antetokounmpo*

1. Joel Embiid*, 76ers

2. Pascal Siakam*, Raptors

3. Kemba Walker*, Celtics

4. Trae Young*, Hawks

5. Khris Middleton, Bucks

6. Bam Adebayo, Warmth

7. Rudy Gobert, Jazz

8. Jimmy Butler, Warmth

9. Kyle Lowry, Raptors

10. Brandon Ingram, Pelicans

11. Donovan Mitchell, Jazz

* Voted in as starters

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star Saturday Night rosters

3-point contest

Trae Younger | Hawks

Zach LaVine | Bulls

Buddy Hield | Kings

Duncan Robinson | Warmth

Joe Harris | Nets

Davis Bertans | Wizards

Devonte’ Graham | Hornets

Devin Booker* | Suns

* Changing Path Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Slam dunk contest

Dwight Howard | Lakers

Aaron Gordon | Magic

Derrick Jones Jr. | Warmth

Pat Connaughton | Bucks

Abilities problem

Jayson Tatum | Celtics

Pascal Siakam | Raptors

Bam Adebayo | Warmth

Domantas Sabonis | Pacers

Patrick Beverley | Clippers

Khris Middleton | Bucks

Spencer Dinwiddie | Nets

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander* | Thunder

* Changing Pistons’ Derrick Rose

Newest Sports activities Information NBA Rising Stars Challenge

United States

Zion Williamson | Pelicans

Trae Younger | Hawks

Ja Morant | Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr. | Grizzlies

Kendrick Nunn | Warmth

Eric Paschall | Warriors

Devonte’ Graham | Hornets

Miles Bridges | Hornets

PJ Washington | Hornets

Collin Sexton* | Cavaliers

* Changing Warmth’s Tyler Herro


Luka Doncic | Mavericks (Slovenia)

RJ Barrett | Knicks (Canada)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Thunder (Canada)

Nickeil Alexander-Walker | Pelicans (Canada)

Brandon Clarke | Grizzlies (Canada)

Rui Hachimura | Wizards (Japan)

Moritz Wagner | Wizards (Germany)

Svi Mykhailiuk | Pistons (Ukraine)

Josh Okogie | Timberwolves (Nigeria)

Nicolo Melli* | Pelicans (Italy)

* Changing Suns’ Deandre Ayton

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star Superstar Sport

Crew Stephen A.

Probability The Rapper (captain) | Rapper

Anthony “Spice” Adams | TV host, former NFL sort out

Taylor Bennett | Rapper

LaRoyce Hawkins | Actor

Lil Rel Howery | Actor, comic

Marc Lasry | Bucks co-owner

Darius Miles | Former NBA ahead

Katelyn Ohashi | former UCLA gymnast

Quavo | Rapper, one third of Migos

Ronnie 2K | Digital advertising and marketing director, 2K

A’ja Wilson | Ahead, Las Vegas Aces

Crew Wilbon

Widespread (captain) | Rapper, actor

Jose Andres | Superstar chef

Jon Batiste | Musician

Kane Brown | Nation artist

Unhealthy Bunny | Reggaeton artist

Hannibal Buress | Actor, comic

Well-known Los | Rapper

Chelsea Grey | Guard, Los Angeles Sparks

Jidenna | Rapper

Alex Moffat | “Saturday Evening Stay” forged member

Quentin Richardson | Former NBA guard

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star triple threats

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Newest Sports activities Information All-Star mock draft: The most fun teams possible

The All-Star draft is completed, however that does not imply we will not have some enjoyable. Kirk Goldsberry built an All-Star mock draft that ensures the absolute best recreation between Crew Giannis and Crew LeBron — one that’s considerably based mostly in actuality, and considerably simply based mostly on our personal basketball wishes.

Newest Sports activities Information Shot chart trivia: Guess that All-Star!

We now have the official picks for the 2020 NBA All-Star Sport. But how well do you know these dudes? Let’s examine the way you fare in our third version of shot chart trivia.

Newest Sports activities Information All-Star Sport FAQs

What’s the new All-Star Sport format?

This yr’s All-Star Sport can be all about honoring Kobe Bryant.

In a major change to the All-Star format, the NBA introduced it would flip each quarter right into a mini-game for charity earlier than an untimed closing quarter with a goal rating that may determine which staff wins. Scores can be reset — again to 0-0 — initially of the second and third quarters, then restored to start the fourth quarter.

That is the place the tribute to Bryant and the No. 24 jersey he wore for the ultimate decade of his NBA profession comes into play. The staff that wins the All-Star Sport would be the first to achieve a goal rating, decided by the entire factors the staff within the lead scored within the first three quarters mixed — plus 24, the plain nod to Bryant.

How does the All-Star voting course of work?

Starting in 2016-17, present gamers and media joined the followers within the voting course of. Followers account for 50% of the vote to find out the starters, whereas gamers and media account for 25% every. As soon as votes are tallied, gamers are ranked in every convention by place (guard and frontcourt) inside every of the three voting teams.

Every participant’s rating is calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the followers, gamers and media. The 2 guards and three frontcourt gamers with the most effective rating in every convention are named starters. Fan votes function the tiebreaker for gamers ready group with the identical rating.

The seven reserves from every convention are chosen by NBA head coaches. If there must be an damage substitute, that choose is set by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

How are captains and groups chosen?

As a substitute of the normal East vs. West format, the NBA moved to a brand new format in 2018, the place two captains choose the groups from a pool of 24 gamers who’re voted in by followers, media and gamers.

The captains are the All-Star starters who earn essentially the most fan votes of their respective conferences. Alternating picks, the captains draft the eight remaining gamers from the starter pool within the first spherical after which all 14 gamers from the reserve pool within the second spherical, making picks with out regard to a participant’s convention affiliation or place.

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