2018 NBA All-Star Weekend
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
When: February 16-18, 2018
NBA All-Star weekend, which the city of Los Angeles hosted most recently in 2011, returned in 2018, taking place Feb. 16-18.
NBA ALL-STAR 2018 RESULTS:
Rising Stars game
: World team wins, Bogdan Bogdanovic MVP
NBA Skills Challenge
: Spencer Dinwiddie wins
Spencer Dinwiddie Interview Quotes after winning 2018 Skills Challenge
NBA Three-Point Shootout
: Devin Booker wins
Devin Booker Interview Quotes After Winning Three-point contest
NBA Slam Dunk Contest
: Donovan Mitchell wins
NBA All-Star Game
: Team LeBron wins
NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW INFO
As usual, the most-anticipated events are the Rising Stars game on Friday, the Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests on Saturday, and the All-Star game on Sunday. Other top events 2018 NBA All-Star weekend are also familiar: the Celebrity Game on Friday, the Skills Challenge as part of All-Star Saturday night, and the G League Slam Dunk contest and G League International Challenge game Sunday afternoon.
There are more All-Star events than what's below, but we're listing the big stuff:
2018 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULE
All Times PT
Friday, February 16
9:30am - 12:30pm: Rising Stars Practice
4pm: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN)
6pm: Rising Stars game (TNT)
Saturday, February 17
11am-2pm: NBA All-Star Practice (NBA All-Star Media Day)
5pm: All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)
Sunday, February 18
1pm: G League Slam Dunk contest
1:30pm: G League International Challenge game
5pm: NBA All-Star Game (TNT)
The big change in 2018 NBA All-Star weekend: Under a new All-Star Game format that replaces the traditional matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, the team rosters were chosen by two captains from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves. The captains, which for 2018 are LeBron James and Stephen Curry, were the All-Star starter from each conference who received the most fan votes in his respective conference.
And a big NBA All-Star weekend change that was made in 2017 but continues here in 2018: fan voting only accounts for 50% of the selection process for starters in the All-star Game. Current players have a vote that accounts for 25%. And a media panel accounts for the other 25%.
2018 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENTS
- Rising Stars Game
- NBA Skills Challenge
- NBA Three-Point Shootout
- NBA Slam Dunk Contest
- NBA All-Star Game
FUTURE ALL-STAR WEEKEND HOST CITY LOCATIONS
Here are the cities where future NBA All-Star weekends will be held:
Indianapolis has been selected to host 2021 NBA All-Star weekend. The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. This will mark the second NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, which hosted the midseason classic in 1985. Indianapolis will follow Los Angeles in 2018, Charlotte in 2019 and Chicago in 2020 as All-Star host. The NBA All-Star Game will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time. “Indianapolis has an enduring love for basketball that creates a special connection to our All-Star Game,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “I want to especially thank Herb Simon for his efforts to bring the All-Star festivities back to Indianapolis as well as acknowledge the strong support we received from Governor Holcomb, Mayor Hogsett, Larry Bird, Rick Fuson and the entire Pacers organization.”
Chicago has been selected to host 2020 NBA All-Star weekend. The 69th annual game will take place at the United Center, home of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, on Sunday, Feb. 16. This will mark the third NBA All-Star in Chicago, which held the annual celebration in 1973 and 1988. Chicago last hosted NBA All-Star in 1988, when the Bulls’ Michael Jordan electrified his hometown crowd at Chicago Stadium. He outdueled the Atlanta Hawks’ Dominique Wilkins to win a spectacular Slam Dunk Contest, and the next day Jordan scored 40 points to earn MVP honors in the Eastern Conference’s 138-133 victory over the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. The weekend also featured a third consecutive Three-Point Contest title for the Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird, who famously raised a finger in the air in celebration before his final, competition-clinching shot dropped through the net. During the Windy City’s debut as NBA All-Star host, the East defeated the West 104-84 in the 1973 midseason classic at Chicago Stadium. Boston’s Dave Cowens was named MVP after leading the East with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles Lakers teammates Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, who combined for 27 All-Star selections, each appeared in an All-Star Game for the last time.
Charlotte will host 2019 NBA All-Star weekend. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Spectrum Center, home of the Hornets, on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Regarding the announcement of Charlotte as the host of the 2019 All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said: “For three decades, the NBA has had a home in Charlotte. Generations of families have attended games there, and fans from many different walks of life have come together to share a passion for a team that is an anchor in the community.
2017 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
It's a wrap! NBA All-Star weekend 2017 is in the books, and the winners were Jamal Murray, Kristaps Porzingis, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, and the Western conference All-Star team.
On Sunday, Anthony Davis scored an All-Star Game-record 52 points to lead the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference 192-182. Davis earned the 2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP Award... Kevin Durant recorded the fourth triple-double in All-Star Game history, joining Dwyane Wade (2012), LeBron James (2011) and Michael Jordan (1997)... The West won for the sixth time in seven games... LeBron James started his 13th All-Star Game. The only player to start more is Kobe Bryant (15).
On Saturday, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis defeated Utah’s Gordon Hayward in the final round to win the Skills Challenge. This marks the second straight year in which a big man won the competition; Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns did so in 2016. Houston’s Eric Gordon defeated Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving in a championship tiebreaker to win the Three-Point Contest. Gordon was crowned champion in his first appearance in the competition.And Indiana’s Glenn Robinson III defeated Phoenix’s Derrick Jones Jr. in the final round to win the Slam Dunk contest. Both players were making their first appearance in the event.
On Friday, Jamal Murray scored 36 points, including nine three-pointers, to lead the World Team past the U.S. Team 150-141 in the Rising Stars Challenge. In the loss, Frank Kaminsky also hit nine three-pointers and finished with 33 points.
2017 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND COVERAGE
Anthony Davis wins 2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP
Glenn Robinson III wins 2017 Slam Dunk contest
Kristaps Porzingis wins 2017 Skills Challenge
Eric Gordon wins 2017 Three-point Contest
Gordon Hayward interview
Draymond Green interview
Jamal Murray wins MVP of 2017 Rising Stars Challenge game
Kyle Lowry interview
Stephen Curry interview
Isaiah Thomas interview
For more, use these links:
2017 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENTS
- Rising Stars Challenge
- NBA Skills Challenge
- NBA Three-Point Shootout
- NBA Slam Dunk Contest
- NBA All-Star Game
2017 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW INFO
2017 NBA All-Star weekend will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 66th NBA All-Star Game, scheduled for Sunday, February 19 at Smoothie King Center, will reach basketball fans in more than 200 countries and territories. TNT will televise the NBA All-Star Game for the 15th consecutive year. Smoothie King Center will also host the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 and All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 18. The NBA All-Star Practice, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA Development League All-Star Game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Eastern conference NBA All-Star starters are Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. And the East reserves are Isaiah Thomas, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker, Paul George, Paul Millsap and Kevin Love.
The Western conference NBA All-Star starters are Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis. And the West reserves are Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, Gordon Hayward, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan.
The 2017 NBA Slam Dunk contest
participants are Aaron Gordon, DeAndre Jordan, Glenn Robinson III and Derrick Jones Jr.
The 2017 NBA Three-Point Shootout
participants are Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker, Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Nick Young.
The 2017 NBA Skills Challenge
participants are Devin Booker, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, Gordon Hayward, Kristaps Porzingis, Isaiah Thomas and John Wall.
The 2017 Rising Stars Challenge
will once again feature a team of first and second-year players from the United States against a team of first and second-year players from around the world. Click the link for rosters and more.
The 2017 NBA All-Star game was going to be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, but for civil rights reasons the league revoked Charlotte's status as the host city, and in mid August announced that New Orleans has received the honor. The 2018 NBA All-Star game will be hosted in Los Angeles, California. The host city for 2019 NBA All-Star weekend has not been selected yet.
Also see final 2017 NBA All-Star Voting
MORE NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND LINKS
- NBA All-Star Blog
- NBA All-Star Voting
- NBA All-Star Data
: by the numbers
2016 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
2016 NBA All-Star Game
: West beat East, Russell Westbrook All-Star MVP
2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
: Zach LaVine beat Aaron Gordon in one of the best dunk contests of all time
2016 NBA Three-Point Shootout
: Klay Thompson beat Steph and Booker in the Finals
2016 NBA Skills Challenge
: Karl-Anthony Towns the winner
2016 Rising Stars Challenge Info
: Zach LaVine won MVP.
2016 NBA ALL-STAR PREVIEW INFO
2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
: Raptors Global Ambassador Drake, a Grammy Award-winning artist, and actor Kevin Hart will coach the Canada and USA teams, respectively, at Ricoh Coliseum. Drake’s Canada team will feature Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, pro tennis player Milos Raonic, Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” and actor/singer Kris Wu. Hart’s USA team will include actors Anthony Anderson, Nick Cannon, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Sudeikis.(7 p.m., ESPN; Sportsnet ONE and TSN in Canada)
2016 Rising Stars Challenge Info
: For the second straight year, the league’s annual showcase of premier young talent will pit 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the U.S. against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. The rosters include three 20-year-old Timberwolves players: reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, the MVP of the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge; Zach LaVine, who will defend his title at Verizon Slam Dunk on Saturday; and Karl-Anthony Towns, who has won all three Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards this season. Three-time reigning Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Kristaps Porzingis joins the Toronto-born Wiggins on the World Team. (9 p.m. ET, Air Canada Centre; TNT/ESPN Radio; Sportsnet ONE and TSN in Canada)
NBA D-League All-Star Game: Eleven players with NBA experience are set to play in the NBA D-League All-Star Game at Ricoh Coliseum. The NBA minor league’s 10th All-Star also features the NBA D-League Three-Point Contest, which includes Jimmer Fredette of the Westchester Knicks, and the NBA D-League Slam Dunk presented by Verizon, which includes defending champion Jarvis Threatt of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. (2 p.m. ET, NBA TV/NBA TV Canada).
2016 NBA Three-Point Shootout
: Defending champion Stephen Curry and fellow All-Stars Chris Bosh, James Harden, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson join Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and J.J. Redick in an eight-player field that showcases five of the NBA’s current top seven in three-pointers made this season. Curry, the defending champion, has made an NBA-high 245 threes in 50 games – 84 more triples than the next player (Thompson, 161) and only 42 shy of breaking his own single-season record set last season (286, in 80 games).
2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Info
: Zach LaVine will defend his title against three first-time competitors in Will Barton, All-Star Andre Drummond and Aaron Gordon. LaVine is looking to join Michael Jordan, Jason Richardson and Nate Robinson as the only solo back-to-back winners. Barton, seeking to become the first Nuggets player to win the event, has the second-highest scoring average (15.5 ppg) among players who have come off the bench in more than half their games (New Orleans’ Ryan Anderson, 16.9 ppg). Drummond, the NBA leader in rebounding and double-doubles, is the first Piston to appear in the competition since Jerry Stackhouse in 2000. Gordon has started the last 11 games for Orlando, averaging 9.7 points and 10.0 rebounds.
2016 NBA Skills Challenge
: Multiple frontcourt players will participate for the first time in the event’s 14-year history. Rookie sensation Karl-Anthony Towns and All-Stars DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Draymond Green join guards Jordan Clarkson, CJ McCollum, Emmanuel Mudiay and All-Star Isaiah Thomas in the three-round, obstacle-course competition that tests dribbling, passing, agility and three-point-shooting skills. A head-to-head, bracket-style tournament format will be used for the second year in a row.
2016 NBA All-Star Game
: The 65th NBA All-Star Game marks the All-Star farewell for Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who holds the record for most points in All-Star Game history (280) and shares the record for most All-Star Game MVPs (four, with Bob Pettit). Bryant’s scoring total puts him two points ahead of LeBron James, who will start the All-Star Game for the 12th year in a row. The midseason classic at Air Canada Centre also features the all-time leaders in All-Star Game scoring average (Kevin Durant, 26.0 ppg) and assist average (Chris Paul, 12.9 apg). In addition, first-time All-Star selection Draymond Green joins Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to give NBA-leading Golden State three players in an All-Star Game for the first time since the 1975-76 season. The Raptors also have multiple All-Stars, as Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan give a host city two guards in an All-Star Game for the first time since Jerry West and Gail Goodrich represented the Lakers in the 1972 game in Los Angeles. (8 p.m. ET, TNT/ESPN Radio; Sportsnet ONE and TSN in Canada)
2015 NBA All-Star Weekend
2015 NBA All-Star weekend in New York City was shockingly cold outside but as hot as expected inside. The 64th NBA All-Star Game, which took place Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden, featured a win by the West, monster scoring by Russell Westbrook, great all-around play from James Harden, and for the losing side some big buckets by LeBron James.
The weekend also featured a legendary dunk performance by Zach LaVine and a fantastic second-place performance by Victor Oladipo, an incredible 3-point shooting contest that Stephen Curry crushed, a really fun Skills Challenge that InsideHoops.com feels is the best ever, and much more. Basically, 2015 NBA All-Star weekend was awesome. Here's what went down:
ALL-STAR SUNDAY RESULTS:
In the 2015 NBA All-Star Game the West beat the East 163-158. Russell Westbrook won All-Star MVP. James Harden had a monster game for the West as well.
ALL-STAR SATURDAY RESULTS:
Slam Dunk Contest: Victor Oladipo unleashed some great dunks, but Zach LaVine defied physics and unleashed a legendary performance to win it.
Three-Point Contest: Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry reached the championship round. And then Steph Curry went insane and won big.
Skills Challenge: Patrick Beverley beats Brandon Knight in the finals.
Shooting Stars: Team Bosh wins, while Team Westbrook came in second.
ALL-STAR FRIDAY RESULTS:
In the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge, the World team beat the U.S. team 121-112. Andrew Wiggins won MVP.
In the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Kevin Hart won yet another Celeb game MVP. And word is, he's going to go out on top and retire from the event. There are other mountains to conquer.
2014 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND RESULTS
Celebrity Game: Arne Duncan and Michael B. Jordan shine
Rising Stars Challenge: Andre Drummond wins MVP
Shooting Stars: Bosh, Dominique, Swin Cash win
Skills Challenge: Damian Lillard and Trey Burke win it
NBA Three-Point Shootout: Marco Belinelli wins it
Slam Dunk contest: John Wall shines
2014 NBA All-Star game: East wins, Kyrie Irving MVP
2013 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW
It's coming! 2013 NBA All-Star weekend is scheduled for February 15-17; location is Houston, Texas. Fan voting for starters of the 2013 NBA All-Star game ended January 14. The All-Star game starters were announced January 17. The date of the 2013 NBA All-Star game is February 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Houston has previously been host of NBA All-Star weekend in 1989 and 2006.
2012 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW
Here's what went down in Orlando, Florida at 2012 NBA All-Star weekend:
On Saturday, Jeremy Evans won the NBA's slam dunk contest. Read the live event notes.
Kevin Love won the three-point shootout. Wild that a great rebounding big-man can also hit threes like K-Love.
Tony Parker won the Shooting Stars competition. Read the full scores.
Team New York won the Shooting Stars competition. Allan Houston still has a legit jumpshot. And Kenny Smith won praise as well, even though his team lost.
On Friday, Kyrie Irving rocked the rookie/sophomore game and hit an insane 8-of-8 from three-point range. Read how it all went down in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Here's the Kyrie Irving interview after he won Rising Stars MVP and led his team to victory.
2012 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
2010 NBA All-Star weekend was in Dallas, Texas. A twist was that instead of the main All-Star weekend events taking place in a basketball arena, they were in a football stadium: the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
NBA Celebrity Game: Michael Rapaport was given MVP even though he was terrible. Special K Daley scored 18. Terrell Owens had 10 in a loss.
Rookie Challenge Game: Rookies beat Sophomores 140-128. Tyreke Evans (26 points) won MVP. DeJuan Blair (22 points, 23 rebounds) probably deserved it. In the loss, Russell Westbrook scored 40.
(Halftime Dunk-In between DeMar DeRozan and Eric Gordon was won by DeRozan. So, he'll be the 4th dunker in Saturday's contest.)
D-League Dream Factory Events: Pat Carroll (Iowa Energy), Trey Gilder (Maine Red Claws) and Carlos Powell (Albuquerque Thunderbirds) won Shooting Stars. Dar Tucker won the D-League dunk contest. Andre Ingram won the D-League 3-point shootout.
D-League All-Star game: The West beat the East, with Brian Butch taking the game's MVP award.
NBA HORSE: In All-Star HORSE, Kevin Durant beat Rajon Rondo, with Omri Casspi coming in third of the three.
Shooting Stars: Team Texas, with Dirk, Kenny Smith and Becky Hammon, took it.
Skills Challenge: Steve Nash beat Deron Williams in the final round.
Three-Point Shootout: Paul Pierce beat Chauncey Billups and Stephen Curry in the final round.
Slam Dunk Contest: Nate Robinson won his 3rd dunk title, beating DeMar DeRozan in the final round of what was widely considered a disappointing event this year.
8PM ET: 59th NBA All-Star Game TNT
2009 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Each year, NBA All-Star Weekend features the league's best and brightest stars having fun showcasing themselves to the basketball fan world. All-Star Friday features the league's best rookies against the best sophomores. All-Star Saturday features the three-point shootout, slam dunk contest and a few other fun competitions. And on All-Star Sunday, 24 of the league's best stars play the actual NBA All-Star game. InsideHoops.com has full coverage of everything.
Updated Regularly: NBA All-Star Blog
Everything that happened on Friday and Saturday has notes/recaps. Click below on any event.
2008 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Each year NBA All-Star Weekend features the league's best and brightest stars having fun and showcasing themselves to the world. Friday features the league's best rookies against the best sophomores, Saturday features the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest, and Sunday delivers the All-Star game. Plus more.
Hit our All-Star Blog constantly. It's updated every hour or two all weekend long.
All-Star game: East 134, West 128. LeBron MVP |
LeBron James interview: He praises Turkoglu |
Joe Johnson interview: reppin' the Hawks |
Ray Allen ponders overseas expansion |
Rasheed on being named All-Star |
Jamison talks Wizards offense |
Chris Bosh on his web videos |
Caron Butler on being an All-Star |
Bosh to start in Garnett's place
Kings trade Mike Bibby to Hawks |
Full Dwight Howard interview after winning Dunk contest |
Chris Paul interview after losing Skills Challenge |
Dwight Howard wins Slam Dunk contest |
Jason Kapono wins 3-point Shootout |
Deron Williams wins Skills Challenge |
San Antonio wins Shooting Stars |
Richard Hamilton interview: Long, must-read on lots of stuff |
Dwyane Wade interview: Quick reaction to Shaq trade |
Jeremy Richardson wins MVP of D-League All-Star game
From Friday: Celeb Game notes | Rookie Challenge notes |
Kobe Bryant interview |
Carmelo Anthony interview |
Jason Kidd interview |
Dirk Nowitzki interview |
D-League Dream Factory results
Additional 2008 NBA All-Star weekend info:
NBA All-Star Entertainment: 2008 Performers
Final fan voting results for all-star game starters
All-Star Weekend 'by the numbers'
All-Star injured player replacements
MORE DETAILED EVENTS SCHEDULE
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
A celeb-filled game for fun, this year with Master P, Chris Tucker, Deion Sanders, Common and others. More. 7PM on ESPN
NBA Rookie Challenge
The best rookies battle the best sophomores, featuring Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Al Horford, Yi Jianlian, Sean Williams, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrea Bargnani and others. More. 9PM ET on TNT
NBA Shooting Stars
Shooting contest between four teams, each with a current NBA player, current WNBA player and retired NBA legend. Featuring Chauncey Billups, Bill Laimbeer, Chris Duhon, BJ Armstrong, Amare Stoudemire, Eddie Johnson, Tim Duncan and David Robinson. More.
Players shoot, dribble and pass through obstacle course as fast as possible, featuring Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams. More.
Slam Dunk Contest
Four dunkers throw down their best slams. Returning champ Gerald Green battles Dwight Howard, Jamario Moon and Rudy Gay. More.
Famous three-point shooting contest with returning champ Jason Kapono plus Dirk Nowitzki (replacing Kobe Bryant), Daniel Gibson, Richard Hamilton, Steve Nash and Peja Stojakovic. More.
NBA All-Star Game
All-Star Weekend's main event, featuring the league's best and brightest stars, including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash and more. More.