NYC hosts All Star weekend

From Friday 13th right through to Sunday the 15th February NYC’s two basketball teams, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are hosting the much-anticipated 2015 NBA All-Star Game. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden, the home arena of the New York Knicks. The last All Star game to be played at this venue was in 1988 – prior to that the Knicks’ previous home, the third Madison Square Garden, hosted three All-Star games.

On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, activities will be held at Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets’ home arena. The last time they hosted an All-Star Game was in 1982, at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

If you’re not in town, you can watch full coverage of the weekend on TNT. The program Inside the NBA will feature Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson and there will be a series of talk-show appearances, too: Kenny Smith teams up with Seth Meyers, and Shaquille O’Neal with Kelly and Michael.  Special events include an All-Star fashion show on Saturday night, which will feature All-Stars James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins competing against each other. Entitled NBA All-Star All-Style, the hour-long show will be taped inside the Hammerstein Theater and will air at 18h30 on Saturday on TNT. Eight players will compete, dressing for the boardroom, a night out and the game.

Schedule of events: (all times are Eastern – ET)

Friday Feb 13th:

12h00: NBA All-Stars 2015 Media Day

17h00: The Beat – NBA TV

18h00: The Starters

19h00: Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

21h00: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

23h00: Inside the NBA presented by Kia – TNT

24h00: NBA Game Time – NBA TV

 

Saturday Feb 14th:

10h00: Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Finalists Announcement – NBA TV

11h00: NBA All-Star Practice presented by Sean John at Macy’s – NBA TV

13h00: Inside Stuff

13h30: The Starters

19h00: Adamm Silver news conference – NBA TV

20h00: TNT NBA Tip-Off

20h30: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – TNT

includes: Degree Shooting Stars (1st event); Taco Bells Skills Challenge (2nd event); Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd event) and Sprite Slam Dunk (4th event)

23h00: NBA Game Time – NBA TV

 

Sunday Feb 15th:

12h30: NBA Legends Brunch

14h30: NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire – NBA TV

Halftime – Boots Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest

17h00: NBA Game Time – NBA TV

19h00: NBA Tip-Off – TNT

20h30: NBA All-Star Game

23h30: Inside the NBA presented by Kia – NBA TV