The best of the best will do battle for bragging rights during the 2018 All Star Game when the top players from the Eastern Conference take on Western Conference’s finest at the Staples Center in Los Angles, California, and you can enjoy this great NBA action with a Free Trial Offer to watch it live on an eligible mobile or Internet compatible device.
NBA All Star Weekend 2018
All Star weekend starts on Saturday the 17 of February here in Australia with the All-Star Celebrity game at 11:00 am Sydney time (ESPN), a match that will feature a mix of actors, musicians, current team owners and former players. Among the notable names are boxer Terrence Crawford, Bucks owner Marc Lasry, golfer Bubba Watson, actor Jamie Foxx, actress Dascha Polanco and NBA legend Paul Pierce. Immediately following the Celebrity game will be the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, which will be headlined by the clash between two of the biggest up and coming names in the sport, Lonzo Ball and Australias very own Ben Simmons. Simmons will play for Team World as a Guard/Forward while Ball will play for USA as a Guard in what should be an exciting contest.
The 2018 NBA All Star action then moves to Sunday the 18 of February (AEDT), starting off with the Skills Challenge, which sees players face each other in an obstacle course that showcases ball handling, dribbling and shooting. Some famous names have won this, including Steve Nash, Dwayne Wade (Twice) and Stephen Curry in 2011 in a record time of 28.2 seconds. Following this will be the ever popular Three Point Contest, where all eyes will be on Klay Thompson, one half of the ‘Splash Brothers’ for Golden State alongside Stephen Curry. Kyle Lowry and Paul George will provide strong competition. The final event on day is the Slam Dunk Contest, something that is nearly as big as the All Star game itself, with a highlight reel that will replayed over and over for years to come.
The third and final day of the weekend (Monday AEDT) is all about the All Star Game, the 67th edition. LeBron James will captain the Eastern Conference All Stars and Stephen Curry will captain the Western Conference All Stars. This will be the 14th All Star game for James, an all-time record. Be ready for some awesome dunks, dazzling passes and high octane offense, as last year’s event saw the highest point total in the game’s history, when West beat the East 192 to 182, but don’t look for the 2018 NBA All Star game Free to Air in Australia.
NBA All Stars LIVE TV Fixtures
Sunday 18 Feb LIVE at 12.00 pm: 3 Point/Slam Dunk Contest
Sunday 18 Feb Replay at 7.30 pm: 3 Point/Slam Dunk Contest
Monday 19 Feb LIVE at 12.15 pm: NBA All Stars Game
Monday 19 Feb Replay at 7.00 pm: NBA All Stars Game
*All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
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East All Stars Preview
The East All Stars are outsiders for the match, and that is despite boasting the likes of LeBron James and the Bucks young international sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo. History is on the Eastern Conference’s side though, having won 37 times to the West’s 29 victories, but you won’t find this year’s NBA All Stars on free to air TV in Australia.
East All Stars Starters
Kyrie Irving (Celtics)- Guard: Five time All Star, he’s best known for his unbelievable speed and agility, as well as helping his new team compete for the Atlantic Division again this year.
Demar DeRozen (Raptors)- Guard: Four time NBA all-star, scoring machine and one of the rising stars in the Eastern Conference.
Joel Embiid (76’ers)- Forward: Regarded as one of the best players to turn a game on its head on both sides of the court, he was selected rookie of the year in 2017.
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)- Forward: Fourteen time NBA all-star and three time NBA Champion, he’s regarded as one of the all time greats and is doing some wonderful things back home in Cleveland.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)- Forward: Just twenty-three years of age, a defensive specialist who’s also been quite productive in scoring, averaging over 20 points per game so far this season.
West All Stars Preview
The West All Stars have won three of the past four, including a record setting scoring performance last year. This year they return many of the same players, while adding an infusion of young talent.
West All Stars Starters
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)- Guard: A five-time all star, he is the three point king and one of the best of all time, he’s also won league MVP the past two years.
James Harden (Houston Rockets)- Guard: Six time NBA all-star, having one of his best seasons to date, in both points per game and assists.
Demarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans)- Forward: A four-time NBA all-star, just 27 year’s of age he’s quickly ascended to a position of leadership on a talented Pelicans team.
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)- Forward: Five-time all star, should relish his time in the spotlight. The power forward is showing strong on both ends of the court as he leads the team in scoring and rebounding.
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)- Forward: A nine time NBA all-star as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he’s looking for his first title when joining the Warriors.