NBA All-Star Weekend has taken over Los Angeles, and while the showcase event is of course the All-Star Game itself on Sunday, perhaps the most fun is had tonight. All-Star Saturday night is often more memorable than the game itself, with the two main events being the three-point contest and the slam dunk competition. Here is Saturday's full NBA All-Star television schedule:â†µ
10:30 p.m. - All-Star Practice (NBA TV): Watch the players get ready for Sunday's game, and then watch them get interviewed after practice.â†µ
2 p.m. - D-League All-Star Game (NBA TV)â†µ
2 p.m. - All-Star Game at 60 (TNT): A retrospective of All-Star Games pastâ†µ
3 p.m. - All-Star Ultimate Fantasy Draft (TNT)â†µ
4 p.m. - David Stern press conference (NBA TV): The NBA commissioner gives his state of the leagueâ†µ
4 p.m. - The Lost Dunks (TNT): This should be fun to watchâ†µ
5 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off (TNT): The pregame showâ†µ
5:30 p.m. - NBA All-Star Saturday Night (TNT): There are four events tonight. In order, they are:â†µ
Shooting Stars: the event which pits one NBA player, one WNBA player, and one NBA "legend" in a shooting competition. This year's NBA legends are Steve Smith, Steve Kerr, Rick Fox, and Kenny Smith.
Skills Challenge: This event basically boils down to five point guards getting to be fast and do point guard things
Three-Point Contest: Paul Pierce defends his title against teammate and 2001 three-point champ Ray Allen, and five others.
Slam Dunk Contest: aka Blake Griffin's coronation on his home floor