The All-Star Game is the main attraction of NBA All-Star Weekend, which puts on other buzzy events like the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and the All-Star Celebrity Game.
The latter, which took place on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 am ET / 1pm PT, featured A-list competitors including Jack Harlow, Machine Gun Kelly, Quavo, and Tiffany Haddish — all duking it out on the court. The Slam Dunk competition, meantime, was won by the Knicks’ Opi Toppin.
2022 NBA All-Star Game: 2022 NBA All-Star Game Roster, Starters
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game gatherers 24 of the best players in the league to participate in a showdown between basketball’s greatest.
This year, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were voted as team captains, with LeBron getting the first pick in the All-Star Draft.
Team LeBron’s starting lineup will be Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic. Team Durant’s starting lineup will consist of Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Andrew Wiggins, and Trae Young. Durant, however, will not be playing on his team due to a knee sprain and will be replaced by Jayson Tatum.