and this season is no different. The action tipped off on Friday with the Rising Stars game, though things really pick up on All-Star Saturday Night. Always one of the most exciting nights of the season, the pre-cursor to the All-Star Game will once again feature a trio of star-studded events: the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 iteration of All-Star Saturday night:
Team Antetokounmpo: Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks) (Replacing Giannis Antetokounmpo), Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Alex Antetokounmpo (Wisconsin Herd)
Team Jazz: Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler, Collin Sexton
Team Rooks: Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons), Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets)
The Skills Challenge, which debuted in 2003, is the night’s opening act. The league has often toyed with the Skills Challenge format, and they recently debuted a new team format that is back again and features three teams. As always, participating players will make their way through an obstacle course that challenges their ability in major facets of the game: dribbling, passing and shooting.
Time: After Skills Challenge (roughly 8:45 p.m. ET) | TV channel:TNT
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings
Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
Julius Randle, New York Knicks
Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz
The 3-Point Contest has seen a few new wrinkles in recent years; there are now two additional long-range shots worth three points each and the time limit has been increased to 70 seconds. The basic premise, though, has remained unchanged since its inception, which helps add to the mystique.
We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge.
I agree to receive the “CBS Sports HQ Newsletter” and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18
Time: After 3-point Contest (roughly 9:30 p.m. ET) | TV channel: TNT
Closing out the night is the main event, the Dunk Contest, which has produced some of the most iconic moments in NBA history. This one is as simple as it gets. You try to do the sickest dunk possible, and the five judges score your effort on a scale of 1-10, which makes a maximum of 50 points available. Each contestant gets two dunks in the first round, and the two highest combined scores move on to the championship round, where they get two more dunks to decide the winner.
NYKToday.com aims at serving the viewers with detailed and dynamic content. We publish the news which matters and can affect your lifestyle. NYK Today is a trusted guide to the bunch of news and information around you. With thoughtful editorial analysis and fearless views of our editorial team on the topics that matter, we publish news that matters.