The best players in the world of basketball gather together to play the annual NBA All-Star Game as the Eastern and Western Conferences go head-to-head. Here’s 5 things you need to know about the big game!
Stephen Curry, 27, LeBron James, 31, and Kobe Bryant, 37, are among some of the big names competing in the annual NBA All-Star Game on Feb.14, and it promises to be an exciting match-up for a number of reasons. Read on for all the information you need to know about the big game, including when it’s on and more!
What time is the game on?
The NBA All-Star Game tips off at 8 p.m. EST and will be aired on TNT. Like any NBA game, there will be 4 quarters lasting 12 minutes each, so the actual game time is 48 minutes. Obviously, breaks in the play will mean that the coverage will go on longer. Kobe will be looking to go out with a bang in his last NBA All-Star Game before retirement.
Where is the game being held?
If you’ve been wondering why a host of the world’s top celebs have dropped into Canada, here’s why! The game, like all of the events over the duration of the All-Star Weekend, is taking place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Who is playing in the game?
Only the best players in the NBA! We’ve already told you that it’s Kobe’s last game, but he will be joined by Golden State Warriors star Stephen and his teammate Klay Thompson. MVP favorite LeBron will be leading the Eastern Conference, and with Isaiah Thomas by his side they will be hoping to repeat last year’s victory.
Who will in charge of officiating the proceedings?
Legendary referee Danny Crawford will be responsible for keeping order amongst the players. The Chicago-born official is working his third NBA All-Star Game with Zach Zarba and Matt Boland taking part for the first time.
What can you expect from the game?
Quite simply, the unexpected. It’s an opportunity for the leading lights to show-off their skills in a game where the pressure’s off. But don’t expect the players to be taking it easy, this competitive bunch will be hoping to be the best out there on the court.
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