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2022 NBA All-Star Weekend is Here: What You Need to Know

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The star-studded NBA All-Star Weekend hosted in Cleveland, Ohio promises to be lots of fun with festivities planned all weekend long as a special tribute honoring the NBA 75th Anniversary season and will be non-stop entertainment! “The Land” has hosted All-Star Weekend for the 35th and 50th NBA anniversary seasons as well. Last night, we saw our favorite celebrities and young talent take the court. Use the below information as a guide of all the different events, when/where to watch, and the rosters.

Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game

When: Friday, Feb. 18

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

Winner: Team Walton won 65-61 against Team Nique. Peloton instructor Alex Toussaint scored 18 points and was named the Most Valuable Player. Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett had many highlights, including a slam dunk with a pass from Harlem Globetrotters Crissa Jackson and a big block on Quavo. Gianmarco Tamberi showed why he is an Olympic gold medalist high jumper with this dunk which was perhaps the play of the night. 

Team Walton

  1. Jimmie Allen (singer, songwriter)
  2. Brittney Elena (host, actress, athlete, and model)
  3. Machine Gun Kelly (singer, songwriter)
  4. Dearica Hamby (Las Vegas Aces forward)
  5. Noah Carlock (Fanatics All-In Challenge Winner)
  6. Nyjah Huston (Olympian, professional skateboarder)
  7. Matt James (“The Bachelor”)
  8. Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
  9. Ranveer Singh (actor)
  10. Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor)

Team Nique

  1. Anuel AA (rapper)
  2. Mayor Justin Bibb (Mayor of Cleveland)
  3. Kane Brown (singer, songwriter)
  4. Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns defensive end)
  5. Booby Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers legend)
  6. Tiffany Haddish (comedian, actress, and author)
  7. Jack Harlow (rapper, recording artist)
  8. Crissa Jackson (Harlem Globetrotters player)
  9. Anjali Ranadivé (singer, songwriter)
  10. Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jump champion)

 

Clorox Rising Stars

What: 28 players (12 rookies, 12 sophomores, and four NBA G League Ignite players), were drafted by 75th Anniversary Team members Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas, and James Worthy onto the four teams outlined below. The three-game tournament with young talent will have two games that are played first until the Final Target Score is reached ending with a made basket or free throw instead of the clock running out. The scores of the games honor the league’s 75th anniversary and will be a “Race to 75”. Games 1 and 2 will be played until a team reaches 50 points. Game three will be played until a team reaches 25 points.

When: Friday, Feb. 18

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 9 p.m. ET on TNT

Winner: Team Isiah defeated Team Worthy 50-49 in the first semifinal game. Memphis Grizzlies Desmond Bane won the game at the free-throw line. Detroit Pistons Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart combined for 26 points. In the second semifinal game, Team Barry beat Team Payton 50-48. Houston Rockets Jae’Sean Tate led the team to the dub with his game-winning walk-off. Detroit Pistons Cade Cunningham led Team Barry with 13 points, five rebounds, and six assists and Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers added 13 points and eight rebounds. Team Barry got the victory against Team Isiah 25-20 in the final game. Orlando Magic Franz Wagner and Cunningham came up clutch to win the game with a Cunningham three and Wagner making the free throw for the win. Cunningham, the No. 1 pick of the 2021 draft, was awarded Most Valuable Player with a total of 18 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and two blocks in Team Barry’s wins. 

Team Barry

  1. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  2. Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
  3. Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
  6. Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
  7. Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

Team Isiah 

  1. Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors
  2. Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
  3. Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons
  4. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
  5. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
  6. Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite
  7. Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons

Team Payton

  1. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
  2. Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  3. Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
  4. Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors
  5. Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
  6. Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
  7. Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings

Team Worthy

  1. Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
  2. MarJon Beauchamp, G Leaguee Ignite
  3. Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  4. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  5. Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
  6. Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
  7. Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

 

NBA x HBCU Classic

What: Morgan State and Howard University will kick off the action on Saturday in the first-ever NBA x HBCU Classic. The two men’s basketball teams are from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and will be able to showcase their talents for the country to see.

When: Saturday, Feb. 19

Where: Wolstein Center-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 2 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN2

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

What: Three teams, the Antetokounmpo brothers, Cavaliers players, and NBA rookies, will face off in a four-round competition with shooting, passing, and dribbling skills being tested. All three teams will compete in the first three rounds and the two teams with the most “Challenge Points”, earned by winning each of the rounds, will advance to the Final Round. Round one is team shooting, round two is team passing, round three is a team relay, and the final round is half-court shots.

When: Saturday, Feb. 19

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 8 p.m. ET on TNT (first event)

Team Rooks

  1. Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  2. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  3. Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

Team Cavs

  1. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

Team Antetokounmpos

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  2. Alex Antetokounmpo, Raptors905
  3. Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

 

Mountain Dew 3-Point Contest

What: Eight players will have 70 seconds (1:10) each to shoot as many of the 27 balls with a possible maximum score of 40 points in a single round. The three competitors with the highest scores will advance to the championship round where the winner will be crowned.

When: Saturday, Feb. 19

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 8 p.m. ET on TNT (second event)

  1. CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans
  2. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
  3. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
  4. Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
  6. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
  7. Luke Kennard, L.A. Clippers
  8. Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets

 

AT&T Slam Dunk Contest

What: Four players will get two dunks in the first round. The two who have the highest score from the two dunks combined will advance to the final round. They will then have two dunks in the final round, and the one who has the highest score from the final round will win.

When: Saturday, Feb. 19

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, OH

Watch: 8 p.m. ET on TNT (third event)

  1. Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
  2. Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors
  3. Obi Toppin, New York Knicks
  4. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

 

NBA G League Next Gem Game

What: The inaugural game pays tribute to the league’s 75th Anniversary season by showcasing up-and-coming talent from the Ignite and Cleveland Charge.

When: Sunday, Feb. 20

Where: Wolstein Center-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 2 p.m. ET on NBATV 

 

71st NBA All-Star Game

What: Team LeBron and Team Durant will wrap up the weekend’s festivities in the ASG. As done in the previous two seasons, the game will end when a team hits the target score determined after the third quarter. The team that reaches that score first will win the game without any time limits.

When: Sunday, Feb. 20

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse-Cleveland, Ohio

Watch: 8 p.m. ET on TNT

Team LeBron

  1. LeBron James
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  3. Stephen Curry
  4. DeMar DeRozan
  5. Nikola Jokic
  6. Luka Doncic
  7. Darius Garland
  8. Chris Paul
  9. Jimmy Butler
  10. Donovan Mitchell
  11. Fred VanVleet
  12. James Harden

Team Durant

  1. Joel Embiid
  2. Ja Morant
  3. Jayson Tatum
  4. Trae Young
  5. Andrew Wiggins
  6. Devin Booker
  7. Karl-Anthony Towns
  8. Zach Lavine
  9. DeJounte Murray
  10. Khris Middleton
  11. LaMelo Ball
  12. Rudy Gobert

 

The NBA regular season will resume on Thursday, Feb. 24th for the final push before the NBA Playoffs.

Laura Blanco