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2023 NBA All-Star Friday schedule: Today’s games, times, TV, online - how to watch

The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend begins today with the celebrities and rising stars showing off their skills in Salt Lake City.

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The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend begins today with the celebrities and rising stars showing off their skills in Salt Lake City.
Kirby LeeUSA TODAY Sports

The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend begins today, Friday, February 17. Of course, the big All-Star game is not until Sunday, but the whole weekend is full of events you won’t want to miss. On Friday, the Rising Stars Game and Celebrity Game highlight the night.

NBA All-Star Friday, Feb. 17 schedule

Jordan Rising Stars Practice

  • 12:30 p.m. ET
  • 11:30 p.m. CT

Basketball Hall of Fame News Conference

  • 5:30 p.m. ET
  • 4:30 p.m. CT

Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

  • 7 p.m. ET
  • 6 p.m. CT

Jordan Rising Stars

  • 9 p.m. ET
  • 8 p.m. CT

How to watch the NBA All-Star events on Friday, Feb. 17

The whole of the All-Star Weekend will be broadcasted on different channels throughout. Friday begins with the Rising Stars Practice and Hall of Fame News Conference, which are both available only on NBA TV. You can also check out the Hall of Fame conference on the NBA App. For the Celebrity and Rising Star games, you can watch on ESPN and TNT respectively, and have many more options to stream the action live.

The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game for Friday, Feb. 17 will be available to stream on FuboTV (free trial available)

Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The first big event is the Celebrity Game, which will be held at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 7 p.m. ET. There will be two teams of NFL and MLB athletes, musicians, artists, and comedians competing on the court. The first team will be captained by Utah Jazz governor Ryan Smith with stars like former NFL player Calvin Johnson and rapper and recording artist Ozuna. The second team is captained by Jazz minority owner and former NBA champion Dwayne Wade, with celebrities like Latin music icon Nicky Jam and actress and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe.

Find out which stars are playing in the 2023 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

There will be a new feature this year where the team captains can activate “crunch time”, which will begin two minutes in which all points scored will be doubled. The “Unlock a Legend” feature from last year will also be back, in which the teams can add an NBA star to the roster during the game.

How to watch in the US:

  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Streaming: ESPN App, FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV

How to watch in the UK:

  • TV: NBA League Pass
  • Live Streaming: NBA App

You can also check out our live text coverage of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game right here on AS USA.

Jordan Rising Stars Game

The night ends with Rising Stars Game which takes place at Vivint Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz, at 9 p.m. ET. The Rising Stars Game showcases young talent with rookies and up-and-coming players showing off their skills and going head-to-head. This year’s format features a four-team knockout tournament with each team playing once and the winners going head-to-head. The four teams are coached by former All-Stars Pau Gasol, Deron Williams, Joakim Noah, and Jason Terry. The two semifinal games will be played until 40 points and the championship game until 25.

Check out more about the rising stars on all four teams.

How to watch in the US:

  • TV: TNT
  • Live Streaming: Sling TV, YouTube TV

How to watch in the UK:

  • TV: NBA League Pass, Sky Sports Main Event
  • Live Streaming: NBA App

You can also check out our live text coverage of the Jordan Rising Stars Game right here on AS USA.