2023 NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule

Tyler Maher
The full schedule for 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend events.
The full schedule for 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend events. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly here, and this weekend's schedule is packed with fun events for NBA fans starting on Friday night. Even though every team will be off for the next few days, there will be no shortage of exciting content for basketball fans to consume.

Here's the full schedule for this weekend's festivities at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

NBA All-Star Friday Night Schedule

Here's the schedule for the opening night of All-Star Weekend:

  • 7 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
  • 9 p.m. ET: Rising Stars Game

All-Star Weekend kicks off with the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night. This event is always a great way to start the long weekend with a bunch of random famous people playing basketball. This year's lineup includes Seattle Seahawks star D.K. Metcalf, rapper 21 Savage, MLB legend Albert Pujols and more.

The celebrity All-Star game will be followed by the Jordan Rising Stars game at 9 p.m. ET. This game is a bit more serious, with the top NBA rookies on one team squaring off against the best second-year players on the other side with bragging rights on the line.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night Schedule

Saturday is arguably the most entertaining night of All-Star Weekend, even though the actual game itself doesn't take place until Sunday.

  • 4 p.m. ET: NBA HBCU Classic
  • 8 p.m. ET: All-Star Saturday Night (Skill Challenge, Three-Point Contest & Slam Dunk Contest)

Saturday's slate starts off with the second NBA HBCU Classic between Grambling State University and Southern University. This fundraising event will tip off at 4 p.m. ET and is presented by AT&T.

The main events begin at 8 p.m. ET with the Kia Skills Challenge, which puts players through the basketball version of an obstacle course of passing, dribbling and shooting that they must complete as fast as they can.

Next up is the Starry Three-Point Contest, which features some of the NBA's top sharpshooters in a timed three-point contest.

Lastly, the night wraps up with the AT&T Slam Dunk contest, where four players compete against each other to come up with the most creative and athletic dunks they can think of.

NBA All-Star Sunday Night Schedule

Sunday will feature the actual All-Star Game, which will be the final event of the day and weekend.

  • 3 p.m. ET: G League Next Up Game
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Game Draft
  • 8:30 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Game

The day begins with the NBA G League Next Up Game at 3 p.m. ET, which is essentially the G League All-Star Game between players who are on the verge of making the NBA.

The All-Star Draft will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET, right before the game. This is a change from past years where the draft was held several days before the game so that rosters would be known ahead of time. Now, captains Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James will essentially draft their teams and immediately play ball, much like an actual playground game.

The All-Star Game itself is expected to start at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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