The NBA All-Star weekend 2023 is scheduled to take place from February 17 to 19 as the contests like Slam Dunk, 3-Point and Team Skills will commence on Saturday while the All-Star Celebrity game will be played on Friday, February 17 and the NBA All-Star game will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2023, the 30th anniversary of the first All-Star held in the Salt Lake City.
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NBA's all-time leading scorer LeBron James and the two-time NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo are the captains for the NBA All Star Game 2023, however, the teams will be picked just before the game. The NBA has announced the participants and judges for Slam Dunk, 3-point and Skills Challenge.
NBA All-Star 2023: Slam Dunk Contest
NBA has announced the participants for the Slam Dunk contest on Tuesday night as the competition is scheduled to take place on February 18 and the four participants are New York Knicks center Jericho Sims, New Orleans Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III, Philadelphia 76ers guard M ac McClung and Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr.. While the judges for the Slam Dunk contest are Karl Malone, Lis Leslie, Dominique Wilkins, Jamal Crawford and Harold Miner.
NBA All-Star 2023: 3-Point Contest
The Three-Point contest in the NBA All-Star weekend is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18 and the eight participants are Indiana Pacers guards Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, Sacramento Kings' Kevin Huerter, Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen, and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.
NBA All-Star 2023: Skills Challenge
Three teams will face each other in the NBA All-Star 2023 Skills Challenge, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18. The three teams are Team Antetokounmpos that include brothers Giannis, Alex and Thanasis, Team Jazz including Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler and Collin Sexton, and Team Rooks include Magic forward Paolo Banchero, Pistons guard Jaden Ivey and Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr.
Additionally, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is the NBA brand ambassador for India since 2021, is set to make his second straight NBA All-Star Celebrity Game appearance as he is a part of the Team Dwyane Wade that also include 21 Savage, Hasan Minhaj, Frances Tiafoe, Simu Liu among others. On the other hand, Team Ryan Smith will feature Ozuna, The Miz, Guillermo Rodriguez, Everett Osborne among others.
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