The NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in Los Angeles this February, giving NBA players across the league a chance to take a break from the grind of the regular season.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the weekend:
WHAT: NBA All-Star Weekend
WHERE: Staples Center | Los Angeles, Calif.
WHEN: Feb. 16-18, 2018
How to watch
The All-Star Game will be televised by TSN in Canada and TNT in the United States.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Feb. 16
The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge will kick off the weekend's festivities. The NBA's top rookies and second-year players will take the court for a game.
The celebrity game will also take place on Friday.
Sat., Feb. 17
Saturday features the showcase night, where current NBA players will face off in skills challenges. The Taco Bell Skills Challenge includes a head-to-head passing, shooting and agility drills competition. The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will follow, too.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Sunday will conclude the NBA weekend with the All-Star Game. This year, the teams are not divided by conference, but rather drafted by two players.