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NBA All-Star 2018

THE NBA All-Star Weekend is descending on Los Angeles, and the new-look features are expected to add an extra level of excitement to the event.
Instead of East vs West, we’ll see Team LeBron and Team Steph match up against each other. Each team ‘captain’ had the opportunity to pick his team, which hopefully adds incentive for the players to play harder than usual.
First things first, the players are ranked on how good they are right now — this isn’t a list about who has the most potential. Second, Lonzo Ball and Malcolm Brogdon aren’t ranked because they won’t be playing in the game.
The weekend begins, however, with Ben Simmons, who’ll lead the way in the Rising Stars Challenge, going up against fellow Rookie of the Year competitor, Donovan Mitchell. The Australian point guard will headline the World Team, while Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, and Brandon Ingram will lead the way for the USA Team.

Below is a schedule of events for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
Friday, Feb. 16
All times Eastern (ET)

12:30 p.m. | Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Practice | NBA TV
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles | ESPN
9 p.m. | Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars | TNT
Saturday, Feb. 17
All times Eastern (ET)

1 p.m. | Hall of Fame Announcement | NBA TV
2 p.m. | NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | NBA TV
8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT

– Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)
– JBL Three-Point Contest (second event)
– Verizon Slam Dunk (third event)
Sunday, Feb. 18
All times Eastern (ET)

1 p.m. | NBA Legends Brunch | NBA TV coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET
4:30 p.m. | NBA G League International Challenge presented by Kumho Tire | NBA TV
8 p.m. | 67th NBA All-Star Game | TNT coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET

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