The NBA All-Star Game is considered to be one of the major sports events all around the world. In 2020, the honor of hosting a tournament fell to Chicago. Those who bought the tickets for the show in United Center are really the lucky ones for there are more and more basketball fans willing to enjoy the show directly in the heart of the event. We’ve made up a preview for the next NBA All-Star.

Where is the NBA All Star Game for 2020?
United Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States

At what start time of Competition?
The game time is February 14-16, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET.

Where to watch Live Stream All-Star Game?
Will be shawn at TNT, FuboTV, ESPN

All Stars 2020 Draft Results

LeBron vs. Giannis – The All Star Teams of the NBA

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the team captains for the teams in the all-star game of the NBA. The fans could choose their favorite players in advance, with the two superstars receiving the most votes and thus being named captains. The rest of the participants were selected by players, journalists and fans. Here are the lists of the All Star Participant

LeBron James Team

  • Anthony Davis, Lakers
  • Kawhi Leonard, Clippers
  • Luka Doncic, Mavericks
  • James Harden, Rockets
  • Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
  • Ben Simmons, 76ers
  • Nikola Jokic, Nuggets
  • Jayson Tatum, Celtics
  • Chris Paul, Thunder
  • Russell Westbrook, Rockets
  • Domantas Sabonis, Pacers

Giannis Antetokounmpo Team

  • Joel Embiid, 76ers
  • Pascal Siakam, Raptors
  • Kemba Walker, Celtics
  • Trae Young, Hawks
  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Bam Adebayo, Heat
  • Rudy Gobert, Jazz
  • Jimmy Butler, Heat
  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • Brandon Ingram, Pelicans
  • Donovan Mitchell, Jazz

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

USA

  • Zion Williamson, Pelicans
  • Trae Young, Hawks
  • Ja Morant, Grizzlies
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies
  • Kendrick Nunn, Heat
  • Eric Paschall, Warriors
  • Devonte’ Graham, Hornets
  • Miles Bridges, Hornets
  • PJ Washington, Hornets
  • Collin Sexton, Cavaliers

World Stars

  • Luka Doncic, Mavericks (Slovenia)
  • Deandre Ayton, Suns (Bahamas)
  • RJ Barrett, Knicks (Canada)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder (Canada)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Pelicans (Canada)
  • Brandon Clarke, Grizzlies (Canada)
  • Rui Hachimura, Wizards (Japan)
  • Moritz Wagner, Wizards (Germany)
  • Svi Mykhailiuk, Pistons (Ukraine)
  • Josh Okogie, Timberwolves (Nigeria)

All-Star Celebrity Game

Team Stephen A

  • Chance The Rapper (captain), Rapper
  • Anthony “Spice” Adams, TV host, former NFL tackle
  • Taylor Bennett, Rapper
  • LaRoyce Hawkins, Actor
  • Lil Rel Howery, Actor, comedian
  • Marc Lasry, Bucks co-owner
  • Darius Miles, Former NBA forward
  • Katelyn Ohashi, former UCLA gymnast
  • Quavo, Rapper, one third of Migos
  • Ronnie 2K, Digital marketing director, 2K
  • A’ja Wilson, Forward, Las Vegas Aces

Team Wilbon

  • Common (captain), Rapper, actor
  • Jose Andres, Celebrity chef
  • Jon Batiste, Musician
  • Kane Brown, Country artist
  • Bad Bunny, Reggaeton artist
  • Hannibal Buress, Actor, comedian
  • Famous Los, Rapper
  • Chelsea Gray, Guard, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Jidenna, Rapper
  • Alex Moffat, SNL cast member
  • Quentin Richardson, Former NBA guard

Competition Format

Traditionally, the All-Star Weekend takes place shortly after the draft deadline. This year the United Center in Chicago is the location of the competitions. As usual, various games and challenges are held on all three days of the weekend.

Since 2003, the Celebrity Game has traditionally been the starting signal for the spectacular weekend, followed by the Rising Stars Challenge, the all-star game for rookies and sophemores. The most interesting part is Saturday, however, when the competitions for the respective specialists take place. It starts with the skills challenge, a complex competition consisting of fit, dribble, throw and a lay-up. The best 3-point shooters in the League then meet for a 3-point shootout before the highlight of the evening, the Dunk Contest.

The original highlight, the All-Star Game, takes place on Sunday, but has lost a lot of interest in recent years. Therefore, those responsible have come up with a new mode, also in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, that should make the competition more interesting.

The first three quarters of the match will begin with a score of 0-0, however, the teams will fight for victory in each of them. Before the beginning of the fourth quarter, the countdown will be turned off and the final mark will be set, thanks to which the winner of the match will be determined.

The final score will be formed by adding all the points scored for the previous three quarters of each team and adding 24 points. Recall that it was the 24th game number under which Bryant played in the Lakers from 2006 to 2016.

In addition, each team will be able to choose charitable organizations that will donate funds after the match. For the victory in the quarter, the team will give 100 thousand dollars and for the victory in the match – 200 thousand dollars.

Preview Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Rules and history

The Skills Challenge is the most arbitrary competition. The former winners are almost exclusively the best guards of the new millennium, such as Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Stephen Curry, Damion Lillard, Dwayne Wade or Tony Parker. Recently, however, Big Men have also taken part in the competition, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis.

The challenge consists of 4 disciplines, the length of the basketball court being three times during one round. It starts with a slalom course and a subsequent pass through a ring. Once the pass is successful, you have to run coast-to-coast to turn a lay-up on the other side of the court. Then the half of the court must be changed again. The first player to shoot the 3 through the trap is the winner of the respective round. 8 players take part in this competition and play a knockout tournament starting with the quarter-finals. As a rule, the Big Men compete against each other in the first round.

Participants

  • Jayson Tatum, Celtics
  • Pascal Siakam, Raptors
  • Bam Adebayo, Heat
  • Domantas Sabonis, Pacers
  • Patrick Beverley, Clippers
  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder

Preview MTN DEW 3-point contest

Rules and history

The principle behind the three-point shootout is very simple. Five evenly spaced stations along the 3-line with 5 balls each have to be completed in a total of 60 seconds. A total of 25 shots will be thrown. Basically, every throw counts. The last ball of every 5 series is colorful, the so-called Moneyball, which counts twice. Since 2014 there have been a total of 10 Moneyballs. In addition to the last balls of the 5 series, there is a purely “moneyball station”, which you can choose. The maximum possible number of points was increased from 30 to 34. In addition, there will be a 3-point throw this year, which will be completed almost 2 meters behind the 3-line from the MTN DEW zone. For the first time, with 27 throws, 40 points can be achieved.

Well-known players also ranked in the list of winners here, e.g. a Larry Bird, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. However, more well-known names such as DeQuann Cook or James Jones are among the winners of this competition. Bird has won the most titles with Craig Hodges, who holds the record for the most hits (21/25) and the most hits in a row (19). Devin Booker got the best score so far with 28, but with the maximum possible yield of 34. This could be cracked this season, thanks to the new regulation.

Participants

  • Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
  • Trae Young, Hawks
  • Zach LaVine, Bulls
  • Buddy Hield, Kings
  • Duncan Robinson, Heat
  • Joe Harris, Nets
  • Davis Bertans, Wizards
  • Devonte’ Graham, Hornets

Preview AT&T Slam Dunk Contest

Rules and history

Do you prefer the elegant player style or are you a fan of athletic players? For the latter, the Slam Dunk Contest is the highlight of the weekend. In the first round, four participants receive ratings for 2 dunks of their choice. The jury is made up of five experts who are allowed to give grades between 6 and 10. The participant has a maximum of three attempts for each dunk. The maximum number per dunk is 50 points. The two players with the most points after the first round move into the final and are allowed to show two more dunks. The person who scores the most points in the final round wins the competition.

Basically, small to medium-sized players have an advantage at this event, as they are significantly more agile and explosive and the action therefore looks much more spectacular. The best-known champions of the competition, which has existed since 1984, are Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter. The smallest player to win this competition was Spud Webb, who was only 5 ft 7 in tall. Nate Robinson, only 2 in taller, was able to win the Dunk Contest two years in a row and three times in total.

Participants

  • Dwight Howard, Lakers
  • Aaron Gordon, Magic
  • Derrick Jones Jr., Heat
  • Pat Connaughton, Bucks

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