The NBA All-Star Game is one of the biggest and most anticipated sporting events of the NBA season. However, it isn't just the game that is the biggest event, as then entire weekend is known as NBA All-Star Weekend. This year is the first time that it is taking place outside the United States in Toronto, Canada, and one of the biggest events taking place is NBA All-Star Saturday Night, with four events planned including the Degree Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the Sprint Slam Dunk Contest. For those that want to watch the event online or livestream, this is possible, and here are the start times and TV schedule.
According to the Inquisitr, there are many events scheduled for State Farm All-Star Saturday night, and they begin at 8 PM ET on TNT. The last time we reported on this, there were three events, but it looks like four big events are planned.
The first event is the Degree Shooting Stars, which will have current all-stars for an ultimate sharp-shooting competition, and there will even be some representatives from the WNBA there as well. It is split up into four team that include Team Bosh (Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, New York Liberty's Swin Cash, NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins, and 2 time champs), Team Curry (Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Seattle Storm's Sue Bird, and NBA Legend Dell Curry). Team Millsap (Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, Chicago Sky's Elena Dell Donne, and NBA Legend Scottie Pippen), and Team Westbrook (OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook, Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings, and NBA Legend Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway.
The second event is the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, where eight NBA players will battle against each other in a bracket-style tournament, putting their skills to the test. The players include: Isaiah Thomas (Phoenix Suns), Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks), Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic), Kyle Lowry (Toronoto Raptors), Brandon Knight (Milwaukee Bucks), Trey Burke (Utah Jazz), and Patrick Beverley (Houston Rockets).
The third event is the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which puts another eight NBA players put to the test to see who is the best sharpshooter. The players include: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavliers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), J.J. Redick (Los Angeles Clippers), Wesley Matthews (Portland Trail Blazers), Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks), and Marco Belinelli (San Antonio Spurs).
The fourth event is the Sprint Slam Dunk Contest, which is the final event of the All-Star Saturday night. The four competitors include Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets), Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic), Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks).
For those that want to livestream or watch this event online, that is possible through TNT Overtime.