2019 NBA All-Star Game Preview

2019 NBA ALL STAR GAME LOGOThe NBA All-Star game takes place this year at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Team LeBron and Team Giannis will square off in the main event of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.

The festivities begin on Friday with the Hall of Fame Announcement and conclude on Sunday with the 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will be televised on TNT.

For the second straight season, the game will have a draft-style format with the top two vote-getters (LeBron James and Giannis Antetokoumpo) named captains and selecting from a pool of players to form their own teams.

Here’s the complete schedule of events as provided by the NBA:

All times Eastern (ET)

Friday, Feb. 15
9:30 a.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Media Day presented by AT&T
11:00 a.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Practice | NBA TV
5 p.m. | Hall of Fame Announcement | NBA TV
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles | ESPN
9 p.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars | TNT

Saturday, Feb. 16
9:30 a.m. | NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day presented by AT&T | NBA TV
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All-Star Saturday Night Participant Media Availability
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Team Giannis Media Availability
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Team LeBron Media Availability
12:05 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Team Giannis Practice
1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Team LeBron Practice
7 p.m. | Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | NBA TV
8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT
Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)
Three-Point Contest (second event)
AT&T Slam Dunk (third event)

Sunday, Feb. 17
3 p.m. | NBA Legends Brunch | NBA TV coverage begins at 3 ET
8 p.m. | 68th NBA All-Star Game | TNT coverage begins at 7 ET (also on TBS)

Lineups:

Team Giannis Starters

Joel Embiid (C – 76ers)
Giannis Antetokoumpo (F – Bucks)
Paul George (F, G – Thunder)
Stephen Curry (G – Warriors)
Kemba Walker (G – Hornets)

Team Giannis Reserves

Khris Middleton (Bucks), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets), Russell Westbrook (Thunder – via trade), Blake Griffin (Pistons), D’Angelo Russell* (Nets), Nikola Vucevic (Magic), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks).

*= Replaces Victor Oladipo

Team LeBron Starters:

Kevin Durant (F – Warriors)
LeBron James (F – Lakers)
Kawhi Leonard (F, G – Raptors)
James Harden (G – Rockets)
Kyrie Irving (G – Celtics )

Team LeBron Reserves

Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Ben Simmons (76ers – via trade), LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Dwyane Wade (Heat).

On February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver named Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as special team roster additions for the game, citing their contributions to the NBA.

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