Does NBA League Pass include All Star Games and contests?
The NBA All-Star Weekend is just around the corner as all eyes shift to Cleveland, Ohio starting Friday night with the Celebrity All-Star Game.
It’s the event of the regular season in the NBA. Teams will take a week break as the top players in the game head to Ohio for the 71st edition of the All Star Game. Team LeBron and Team Durant will square off from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland at 8:00 p.m. ET.
NBA All-Star Weekend News
Team Durant and Team LeBron face off in NBA All-Star 2022
The weekend kicks off with the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. ET on Friday followed by the Clorox Rising Stars Tournament at 9 p.m. ET.
Saturday night will feature the Skills Challenge, then the 3-Point Contest followed by the AT&T Slam Dunk contest. The Skills Challenge kicks off the night at 8 p.m. ET, and the Dunk Contest will wrap the night up.
The main event will take place the next night when Team LeBron’s All-Stars will take on Team Durant’s All-Stars at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Can I watch NBA All-Star 2022 live on NBA League Pass?
The answer to this question is that it depends on where you’re watching from.
US and Canada-based subscribers to League Pass, the NBA’s online platform which allows viewers to stream games live and on-demand, won't be able to use the service to watch All-Star 2022 as it happens.
However, international subscribers will be able to tune in live using League Pass.
Blackout restrictions in the US and Canada
Viewers in the US and Canada cannot use League Pass to watch All-Star 2021 live because of blackout restrictions, which occur when local or national networks in the countries have "certain exclusive rights to televise live games and content", the NBA says.
Subscribers can use their League Pass to listen live to the audio of blacked-out matches, which the NBA says "will be available for viewing after the game has concluded".
More information on blackout restrictions is available here.
Which channels are broadcasting All-Star 2022 in the US and Canada?
In the US, All-Star 2021 will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS. In Canada, the event will be on SNE, SNO, SNP and TSN