Who is Announcing the 2023 NBA All-Star Game? Full Breakdown of This Year's Broadcast Crew and Channel
The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend is set to kick off on Friday, February 17 and run through Sunday, February 19.
2023 NBA All Star Game Announcers
There are a ton of events happening throughout NBA All-Star weekend, but the actual 2023 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 19 will air on TNT and the play-by-play guy will be Brian Anderson. Reggie Miller and Candace Parker will serve as the two color commentators for the game alongside Anderson, while Dennis Scott will handle the sideline reporter duties.
NBA All-Star Friday Night Schedule and Channel
Friday night will include the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will air on ESPN and tips off at 7 p.m. ET. Following that, the Jordan Rising Stars game will air on TNT on 9 p.m. ET. The Jordan Rising Stars game features some of the best rookies and sophomores in the NBA playing against each other.
NBA All-Star Saturday Night Schedule and Channel
Saturday of NBA All-Star Weekend is considered the premium night, despite not even having the actual All-Star game. Saturday will kick off with the NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T at 4 p.m. ET. This will air on NBA TV, TNT and ESPN 2.
At 8 p.m. on TNT, the main events begin with the Kia Skills Challenge. The skills challenge has a group of NBA players individually running through an obstacle course of sorts to test their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting, with the best time being the barometer.
Once that's completed, the Starry Three-Point Contest is the next event, featuring some of the league's best shooters in a timed three-point shooting competition. This year's participants are listed below:
- Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
- Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
- Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
- Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
- Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz
- Julius Randle, New York Knicks
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Finally, the night closes out with the most anticipated event of the weekend every year -- the AT&T Slam Dunk contest. This year's participants are below and will be given scores by a panel of judges based on creativity, originality, difficulty and other subjective points to determine a winner.
- Kenyon Martin Jr., Houston Rockets
- Mac McClung, Philadelphia 76ers
- Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans
- Jericho Sims, New York Knicks
The judges for the Dunk contest will include both former NBA and WBNA players, all listed below:
- Jamal Crawford, three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year
- Lisa Leslie, eight-time WNBA All-Star
- Karl Malone, 14-time NBA All-Star
- Harold Miner, two-time Slam Dunk champion
- Dominique Wilkins, nine-time NBA All-Star and two-time Slam Dunk champion
NBA All-Star Sunday Night Schedule and Channel
Finally, Sunday is the day we get to the actual All-Star Game. The day begins with the NBA G League Next Up Game at 3 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
The pregame show for the NBA All-Star Game begins at 6 p.m. ET on TNT, where coverage will continue on throughout the night. At 7:30, the All-Star Draft Presented by Jordan Brand begins, where the teams will be selected and announced for the actual All-Star Game. This will be the first time the draft to select the teams will take place directly before the game. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will be one of the captains, and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be the other.
At 8 p.m. ET, the NBA All-Star Game will begin and air on TNT.
Currently, Team LeBron is a 2-point favorite to win the 2023 All-Star game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NBA odds. Once the actual teams are selected, however, we could see those odds shift quickly, so it will be wise to keep a close eye on the lines once that happens.
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