The 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be the culmination of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, played out in New Orleans, Louisiana. The All-Star Game featuring the top players in both the Eastern and Westenr Conference will begin tonight at 8 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Information on how to watch the game on live stream online can be found below.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference as he starts his 10th All-Star Game.
"It's great being here, man, and it's nice to see all your fellow guys around the league, both East and West," said James, according to SportsNews.com. "I'm honored to be here once again and excited to be part of this."
From the West, the leading vote-getter was Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City Thunder He finished second to James in overall voting and will be in his fifth All-Star Game.
Fans will get to watch James square off with Durant.
"They don't compare me to K.D.,"said James when asked about their on-court relationship, according to Sports Illustrated. "They just talk about the two best players in the game and which one is better -- which one can score better, who is the MVP, who is going to win the next championship. But they don't ever compare our games too much, we're two different players."
Last year, Los Angeles Clipper's Chris Paul earned MVP honors with 20 points, 15 assists and four steals, leading the West to a 143-138 in Houston. In addition, Durant became the first player in history to score 30-plus points in three straight All-Star games.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
ALL TIMES EASTERN (ET)
- 1 p.m.| Legends Brunch | NBA TV
- 5 p.m.| NBA GameTime | NBA TV
- 6 p.m.| Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
- 6:30 p.m.| TNT NBA Special, TBD | TNT
- 7 p.m.| TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
- 8 p.m.|63rd NBA All-Star Game| TNT
- 11:30 p.m.| Inside the NBA | NBA TV
According to NBA.com, the NBA All-Star Eastern Conference roster consists of the following players:
* Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
* Paul George (Pacers)
* LeBron James (Heat)
* Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
* Dwyane Wade (Heat)
Chris Bosh (Heat)
# DeMar DeRozan (Raptors)
Roy Hibbert (Pacers)
Joe Johnson (Nets)
# Paul Millsap (Hawks)
Joakim Noah (Bulls)
# John Wall (Wizards)
Frank Vogel (Pacers) will be the head coach.
Meanwhile, the Western Conference 2014 player roster includes the following players:
* Kevin Durant (Thunder)
* Blake Griffin (Clippers)
* Kevin Love (Timberwolves)
*^ Kobe Bryant (Lakers)
*# Stephen Curry (Warriors)
LaMarcus Aldridge (Blazers)
# Anthony Davis (Pelicans)
James Harden (Rockets)
Dwight Howard (Rockets)
# Damian Lillard (Blazers)
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)
Tony Parker (Spurs)
Chris Paul (Clippers)
Thunder's Scott Brooks will be the head coach.
The game can be watched on live stream on TNT Overtime
NBA Game Time for iPhone and NBA Game Time for iPad have recently received major updates.
NBA Game Time is now the official designation for 2014 All Star Weekend. The apps have been updated with support for this annual festivity.
The NBA Game Time apps' coverage of the All-Star Weekend features event section for each of the events of All Star Weekend, including event information, ticket links, venue maps, directions, video, live scoring, and social feeds from Jam Session, The Celebrity Game, The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, The D-League All Star Game, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Events, The Sprint Pregame Concert, and the 63rd NBA All-Star Game.