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Post#1 » by SideshowBob » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:35 pm

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Friday

Spoiler:
    BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice | 10:30 AM ET | NBA TV

    All-Star media availability | 12:00 PM ET | NBA TV

    All Star Celebrity Game | 7:00 PM ET | ESPN

    Michael Smith’s West Team

    Miles Brown (actor)
    Tom Cavanagh (actor)
    Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner)
    Baron Davis (NBA legend)
    Andy Grammer (recording artist)
    Jiang Jinfu (actor, model)
    Anthony Mackie (actor)
    Romeo Miller (actor, recording artist)
    Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian)
    Master P (actor, recording artist)
    Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)
    Aarón Sánchez (celebrity chef)

    Jemele Hill’s East Team


    Brandon Armstrong (former NBA D-League player and social media star)
    Win Butler (musician)
    Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist)
    Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality)
    Ansel Elgort (actor, recording artist)
    Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks owner)
    Caleb McLaughlin (actor)
    Peter Rosenberg (media personality)
    Oscar Schmidt (Basketball legend)
    Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player)
    Jason Williams (NBA legend)
    Kris Wu (recording artist)


    Michael Smith will be joined by coaches Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) and Rocsi Diaz (television personality). Jemele Hill will be joined by coaches Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Fat Joe (recording artist)


    BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge | 9:00 PM ET | TNT

    U.S. Team Roster

      Devin Booker (Suns)
      Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks)
      Marquese Chriss (Suns)
      Brandon Ingram (Lakers)
      Frank Kaminsky (Hornets)
      Jahlil Okafor (76ers)
      D’Angelo Russell (Lakers)
      Jonathon Simmons (Spurs)
      Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)
      Myles Turner (Pacers)

    World Team Roster

      Alex Abrines* (Thunder)
      Danté Exum (Jazz)
      Buddy Hield (Pelicans)
      Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)
      Trey Lyles (Jazz)
      Willy Hernangomez** (Knicks)
      Jamal Murray (Nuggets)
      Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks)
      Domantas Sabonis (Thunder)
      Dario Saric (76ers)
      * injury replacement for Joel Embiid
      ** injury replacement for Emmanuel Mudiay

    The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, last season’s unanimous Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, highlight the list of 20 players selected by the league’s assistant coaches to play in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 during NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Alex Abrines will replace injured Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid on the World Team.

    For the third consecutive 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 game will be televised live by TNT at 9 p.m. ET and will also be available on the Watch TNT App and on TNT Overtime.


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Saturday
Spoiler:
    Hall of Fame Announcement | 11:00 AM ET |

    NBA All-Star Practice | 12:00 PM ET | NBA TV

    NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire | 2:30 PM ET | NBA TV

    Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | 7:00 PM ET | NBA TV

    State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | 8:00 PM ET | TNT

      Taco Bell Skills Challenge
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      2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge Participants

        Devin Booker (Suns)
        DeMarcus Cousins (Kings)
        Anthony Davis (Pelicans)
        Gordon Hayward (Jazz)
        Nikola Jokic* (Nuggets)
        Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks)
        Isaiah Thomas (Celtics)
        John Wall (Wizards)
        * injury replacement for Joel Embiid

      NBA All-Star Game starter Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and fellow All-Stars DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics and John Wall of the Washington Wizards will compete in the 2017 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

      Joining the five 2017 All-Stars in the eight-player field are two members of the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie First Team, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will replace injured Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.

      The Taco Bell® Skills Challenge format calls for two players to compete simultaneously on an identical course with the fastest finisher reaching the next round. In the first round, the eight players are paired to participate in four head-to-head competitions. The four winners advance to the second round, where two more head-to-head showdowns determine the two finalists.


      JBL Three-Point Contest

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        2017 JBL Three-Point Contest Particpants

        Eric Gordon (Rockets)
        Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
        Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
        Wes Matthews (Mavericks)
        CJ McCollum (Blazers)
        Klay Thompson (Warriors)
        Kemba Walker (Hornets)
        Nick Young (Lakers)

      Defending champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and 2013 winner Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the list of four NBA All-Stars who will showcase their shooting range in the 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

      The eight-player field also features 2017 All-Stars Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets, as well as Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.

      The JBL Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four orange balls (each worth one point) and one multicolored “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.

      The players have one minute to shoot as many as the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.


      Verizon Slam Dunk

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        2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Participants

        Aaron Gordon (Magic)
        DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)
        Glenn Robinson III (Pacers)
        Derrick Jones Jr. (Suns)

        The Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon, last year’s runner-up, and NBA All-Star DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers will take flight in the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Gordon and Jordan are joined in the four-player field by Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns and Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers.

        Verizon Slam Dunk is a two-round event in which the four participants can perform any dunk they choose without time limits. The players have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round. Five judges score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30.

        All four competitors get two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round. The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the champion.





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Sunday

    NBA Legends Brunch | 11:00 AM ET | NBA TV (1:00 PM Coverage)

    66th NBA All-Star Game| 8:00 PM ET | TNT
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      Western Conference Roster

      Stephen Curry
      James Harden
      Kevin Durant
      Kawhi Leonard
      Anthony Davis
      Russell Westbrook
      DeMarcus Cousins
      Klay Thompson
      Draymond Green
      Marc Gasol
      DeAndre Jordan
      Gordon Hayward

      Eastern Conference Roster

      Kyrie Irving
      DeMar DeRozan
      LeBron James
      Giannis Antetokounmpo
      Jimmy Butler
      Isaiah Thomas
      John Wall
      Kyle Lowry
      Paul George
      Kemba Walker
      Paul Millsap
      Carmelo Anthony

      *Kevin Love

      The stars are headed to the Big Easy this year as New Orleans will host the 66th NBA All-Star Game -- this will be the third time that the New Orleans has hosted All-Star Weekend.

      All-Star Starters

      LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the league-leading Golden State Warriors headline the list of 10 players selected by fans, NBA players and media to start in the NBA All-Star Game 2017. James and Durant finished as the top vote-getters at their respective positions among all three voting groups.

      All-Star Reserves

      Two-time reigning Kia NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and first-time All-Stars Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets lead the list of 14 players selected by the NBA’s head coaches as reserves for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.

      NBA All-Star 2017

      NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 15th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 32nd year of NBA All-Star coverage. Smoothie King Center will also host the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 and State Farm 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 presented by Kumho Tire will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Post#2 » by Alienware » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:29 pm

Who is slated to perform during halftime Sunday night?

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Post#3 » by shawn_hemp » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:26 pm

wow they really brought out some A-listers for the Celebrity Game...
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Post#4 » by Nolan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:09 pm

Win Butler's gonna repeat as MVP! I'm calling it right now.
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Post#5 » by Clyde Frazier » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:29 pm

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Post#6 » by magnumt » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:51 pm

Nolan wrote:Win Butler's gonna repeat as MVP! I'm calling it right now.


I'm looking foward to the 2 NBA Owners (Bucks & Mavs) going at it! :D

Oh, and Rachel DeMita! :droop: :D

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Post#7 » by Sky Bucks » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:58 pm

It is going to be a special weekend for us Milwaukee fans. Feels weird having someone that is actually relevant when it comes to the entire NBA landscape.

Make Milwaukee proud Giannis! :D

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Post#8 » by DeKobe DeBryant » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:38 pm

Alienware wrote:Who is slated to perform during halftime Sunday night?

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Post#9 » by NewEra21 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:46 am

Clyde Frazier wrote:
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How did Devin Harris sneak in there?
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Post#10 » by goodboy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:55 am

Clyde Frazier wrote:
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Wade's demonic laugh @ the end lol
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Post#11 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:57 am

NewEra21 wrote:
Clyde Frazier wrote:
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How did Devin Harris sneak in there?


He deserved it:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/harride01/splits/2009

May have been an injury replacement, too. Not sure.
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Post#12 » by perempe20 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:25 am

3 centers on the bench for the West?
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Post#13 » by MisterHibachi » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:48 am

Clyde Frazier wrote:
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Wade at 0:53 :lol: :lol: :lol: classic
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Post#14 » by Alienware » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:58 am

DeKobe DeBryant wrote:
Alienware wrote:Who is slated to perform during halftime Sunday night?

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John Legend.

Umpf, doesn't really do anything for me one way or the other.

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Post#15 » by magnumt » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:05 am

perempe20 wrote:3 centers on the bench for the West?


...and ZERO for the East! :lol: Who have FIVE PGs! :-?

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Post#16 » by KnightofHyrule » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:50 am

magnumt wrote:
perempe20 wrote:3 centers on the bench for the West?


...and ZERO for the East! :lol: Who have FIVE PGs! :-?

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Post#17 » by ChosenSavior » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:33 am

Rachel DeMita in the celebrity game makes it must watch TV for me... :droop:
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Post#18 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:17 pm

ChosenSavior wrote:Rachel DeMita in the celebrity game makes it must watch TV for me... :droop:


Pretty much
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Post#19 » by JohnWillow » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:46 pm

Who are the coaches for Rising stars game?
Vivek be like.

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Post#20 » by Hindenburg » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:10 pm

I hope Kerr plays 4 Warriors and Westbrook and warriors completely freeze him out. Would be hilarious to watch him have a complete meltdown. Westbrook needs to be taught a lesson of not being so damn dense all the time.

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