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NBA ALL-STAR

NBA All Star 2022 schedule of events: dunk and 3-point contest, skills challenge, game time

The NBA All-Star weekend is not only about the big East vs. West game. It also showcases star-studded events that will highlight the players’ special skills.

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The NBA All-Star 2022 will see the best players of the league facing off in the game between East and West. Although this match is the highlight of this weekend, Saturday night will be one to watch out for, as it offers three exciting competitions showcasing the players’ particular athletic skills.

The night before the All-Star Game, select players will compete in the skills challenge, the three-point contest, and the slam dunk contest. These tournaments have been a staple at the NBA All-Star Weekend for the past years.

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NBA All-Star Skills Challege

The Skills Challenge starts off the night, and will see players going through an obstacle course that will spotlight their abilities in dribbling, passing, and shooting. This year will have three teams competing in the newest event, which only began in 2003.

NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest

Next up is the three-point competition that features an additional special attraction- two extra shots that go well beyond the usual 3-point line. This contest started in 1986, and has been won by NBA legends such as Larry Bird, Ray Allen, and Stephen Curry.

NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

The most-awaited event of the night is the slam dunk contest, where the players execute their fanciest, flashiest, snazziest dunk. NBA greats who have clinched this trophy include Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan.

Here’s the schedule for NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

Skills Challenge

Date: Feb. 19, Saturday

Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Participants:

Team Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Alex Antetokounmpo

Team Cavs

Jarrett Allen

Darius Garland

Evan Mobley

Team Rooks

Scottie Barnes

Cade Cunningham

Josh Giddey

3-Point Contest

Date: Feb. 19, Saturday

Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (second event)

Participants:

Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors)

Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies)

Luke Kenard (LA Clippers)

Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)

CJ McCollum (New Orleans Pelicans)

Patty Mills (Brooklyn Nets)

Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)

Slam Dunk Contest

Date: Feb. 19, Saturday

Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (third event)

Participants:

Obi Toppin (New York Knicks)

Jalen Green (Houston Rockets)

Cole Anthony (Orlando Magic)

Juan Toscano-Anderson (Golden State Warriors)

The NBA All-Star Weekend 2022 will be held from Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland Ohio. It starts with the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, and wraps up with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

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