How To Watch NBA All-Star 2017 Rising Stars Challenge, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest & Dunk Contest
The most awaited NBA All-Star Weekend is rapidly approaching. The annual celebration of the game's best players, best shooters, and best dunkers are always the highlights of the NBA season. Here's how to watch:
NBA All-Star 2017 Rising Stars Challenge
BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge was known in some circles as the rookie-sophomore game. It is a showcase of the league's best young talent. First- and second-year players will be on display in full force, and the game is usually not lacking in spectacular highlights. This year's game will be led by 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and the frontrunner for this year's award, Joel Embiid
This year's game will follow the USA vs. World format that was introduced in 2015. The Rising Stars Challenge will be on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET, and for those who can't watch it live, you can watch it on TNT, online, or Watch TNT App and NT Overtime.
NBA All-Star Skills Challenge
The Taco Bell Skills Challenge is the first event on All-Star Saturday night Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET. Two players will compete against each other on an identical obstacle-styled course and the quickest to finish the course advances to the next round.
Players are paired in head-to-head matchups in each of the three rounds. Similar to last year, the head-to-head pairings will feature a big man going up against a guard or wing player.
NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest
In the second event for the All-Star competition on Saturday night, Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson is looking to repeat his winning performance from last season, but he'll face stiff competition from players like Nick Young and Kyrie Irving.
The Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four orange balls each worth one point and one multi-colored "money" ball worth two points. The fifth shelf is a special "all money ball" rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.
NBA All-Star Dunk Contest
The Slam Dunk Contest will be in the last event on Saturday and it usually was the granddaddy of all the events on All-Star Night. And it should not be any different this year. Although the fans have seen some duds in the past, last year's runner-up Aaron Gordon is looking to finally take home the trophy.
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