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NBA 2022: When and where is the NBA All- Star game?

LeBron James and Kevin Durant will captain the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams. Here are all the details about the 71st NBA All-Star Game.

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant will captain the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams. Here are all the details about the 71st NBA All-Star Game.
Tim NwachukwuAFP

The captains and starting fives for the NBA’s All-Star weekend have been decided. There are just a few weeks remaining to finalize each of the teams, and the league is still tying up loose ends, but here are the detalis of the 71st All Star weekend..

LeBron and KD most voted for in East and West

The league will take a week break on February 15th as the best players in the world head to Cleveland, Ohio for the spotlight weekend.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the captains the Eastern and Western Conference teams after receiving the most votes in their respective conferences. The starters have been named and the we will find out the rest of the participants heading to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse once voting ends on February 3rd.

Voting is broken down by three groups. Fans get 50% of the votes, while NBA Players get 25% of the vote, while the media gets 25% of the power to send players to Cleveland, Ohio for the All-Star game.

All-Star debuts for Morant and Wiggins

The four starters joining Kevin Durant in the East are reigning MVP Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Atlanta’s Trae Young and Chicago’s Demar DeRozan.

LeBron will be joined by Denver’s Nikola Jokic, All Star debutant Ja Morant from the Memphis Grizzlies, and Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and first timer Andrew Wiggins.

Phoenix coach Monty Williams has the honor of coaching LeBron and the West after leading the Suns to a 40-9 start to the season. The opposing coach will be decided by whichever team has the best record in the Eastern Conference on February 6th.

The rest of the teams will be selected once voting is done, and the draft takes place on February 10th.

Alll-Star Weekend timetable

All-Star Weekend will being eight days later, with the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game kicking off the festivities on Friday the 18th of February. The Clorox Rising Stars game will kick off following the Celebrity Game at the 9 p.m. ET.

The next night will feature the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, then the MTN Dew 3-Points Contest followed by the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest. The Skills Challenge will get things going, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

The main event will begin on Sunday February 20th at 8 p.m. ET when the 71st NBA All-Star Game tips off from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

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