The NBA's All-Star Weekend officially gets underway on Friday, Feb. 15, as the NBA's best players gather in New Orleans for a weekend filled with entertainment and competition.
Though the Washington Wizards don't have a representative at the All-Star game itself, the Wizards do have a player in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge -- Bradley Beal. Beal is on Team Chuck, managed by Charles Barkley, and will play alongside talented young players such as Ricky Rubio and Anthony Davis.
Fans can watch the BBVA Rising Stars practice at 10:30 a.m. on NBA TV on Friday, Feb. 15. The game is scheduled to tipoff Friday night, at 9 p.m. ET. Televised coverage of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge can be found on TNT.
The fun continues on Saturday, at 3 p.m., when the D-League All-Star Game takes place (NBA TV). The major event on Saturday is at 8:30 p.m. -- NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Four events will take place on Saturday night, with the Sears Shooting Stars kicking the evening off.
The Taco Bell Skills Challenge follows the Sears Shooting Stars, as Tony Parker returns to defend his 2012 Skills Challenge title. Jrue Holliday, Brandon Knight, and Jeff Teague will represent the Eastern Conference, while Parker, Damian Lillard, and Jeremy Lin will represent the Western Conference.
Sharpshooting will take centerstage after the Skills Challenge, as the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest is the penultimate event on Saturday night. Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Steve Novak will represent the Eastern Conference, and square off against Ryan Anderson, Matt Bonner and Stephen Curry to determine the league's top three-point shooter.
The main event of the night will follow the Three-Point Contest -- the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. NBA fans will get to see the best dunkers in the NBA square off against each other, in what's sure to be an entertaining contest. Gerald Green, Terrence Ross, and James White will represent the Eastern Conference, while Eric Bledsoe, Jeremy Evans and Kenneth Faired represent the Western Conference.
Televised coverage of NBA All-Star Saturday Night can be found on TNT.
On Sunday, the All-Star game itself will tipoff at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m., when the Sprint Pregame Concert kicks off (NBA TV), leading into TNT's pregame show at 7 p.m.