NBA All-Star Weekend has taken over Los Angeles, and while All-Star Saturday night will be difficult to top, the 60th NBA All-Star Game is the main event of the weekend, and gets its moment in the spotlight today. Blake Griffin better get his rest after shining with seven dunks in the Rookie Challenge Friday, then dunking over a Kia to win the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest Saturday, because he is also slated to play in today's game, continuing Griffin's busy weekend. Here is Sunday's full NBA All-Star television schedule.â†µ
12 p.m. PST - NBA Legends Brunch (NBA TV)â†µ
1:30 p.m. - The Beat (NBA TV)â†µ
2 p.m. - The Magenta Carpet, presented by T-Mobile (NBA TV): Since the game and weekend are in Los Angeles, entertainment capital of the world, this is the NBA's answer to the red carpet, with star-studded arrivals of the All-Stars themselves.â†µ
4 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off (TNT): The pregame show to the All-Star Game, with regulars Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, and winning slam dunk coach Kenny Smith, and moreâ†µ
5 p.m. - The 60th NBA All-Star Game: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Griffin all get a chance to play for the Western Conference all while playing on their home floor. The familiarity helped Griffin on Saturday; might the West benefit from the local basketball talent and win, continuing the every other year trade-off between the two conferences of the last five years?â†µ
8 p.m. or whenever the game ends - Inside The NBA (TNT): Ernie, Chuck, and Kenny wrap up the weekend with a recap of the night.