Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden jointly host the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities Feb. 13-15 on ESPN and TNT, beginning Friday with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 7pm ET) and BBVA Rising Stars Challenge in Brooklyn (TNT, 9pm ET). State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (TNT) has the shooting and slam-dunk contests. The weekend concludes with Sunday’s All-Star Game at the Garden on TNT and TBS.
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2015 NBA All-Star Weekend TV schedule on TNT and ESPN
Friday, Feb. 13
Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (Madison Square Garden, 7pm ET, ESPN) This year’s star-studded telecast will emanate from Madison Square Garden in New York, and include celebrities from film, television, music and sports. Among them are Kevin Hart, Ansel Elgort, Anthony Anderson, Common, Mo’ne Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Nick Cannon Allan Houston, Chris Mullin and Michael Rapaport.
BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge (Barclays Center, 9pm ET, TNT) This year’s event will feature a new USA vs. World format with some of the league’s top young talent in action including Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins, Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando’s Victor Oladipo.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Open Court Show (5pm ET, TNT) This one-hour episode will include a roundtable discussion hosted by Ernie Johnson with TNT and NBA TV analysts Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill and Steve Smith, along with special guest and former New York Knick John Starks.
Kings of Brooklyn (6pm ET, TNT) This 30-minute special hosted by Reggie Miller features the Brooklyn Kings, a team of eighth-grade kids from diverse backgrounds who have played together for four straight years. The team receives a surprise visit from Miller, who spends a week with them to help motivate the group from a basketball standpoint and beyond the playing court as they prepare for the playoffs.
NBA All-Star All-Style (6:30pm ET, TNT) This first-ever NBA fashion show showcases some of the NBA’s marquee players and top personalities. James Harden, Klay Thompson, Chandler Parsons, DeMarcus Cousins, Zach LaVine and other NBA stars, along with supermodels and style experts, will participate in a runway competition at the Hammerstein Theater in New York.
TNT NBA Tip-Off (Barclays Center, 7:30pm ET, TNT) Pregame show.
State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (Barclays Center, 8pm ET, TNT)
Including the Degree Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk. Competing in the Slam Dunk contest are Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Zach LaVine (Timberwolves), Victor Oladipo (Magic) and Mason Plumlee (Nets). Anthony Anderson will host the network’s coverage with Kevin Harlan providing play-by-play commentary with analyst Reggie Miller.
Sunday, Feb. 15
TNT NBA Tip-Off (Madison Square Garden, 7pm ET, TNT) Pregame show.
2015 NBA All-Star Game (Madison Square Garden, 8pm ET, TNT & TBS) Brooklyn native Marv Albert, calling his 20th NBA All-Star Game, will provide play-by-play commentary for the game with analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber, working his first NBA All-Star Game, along with reporters David Aldridge and Rachel Nichols.