All-Star Weekend is here, and it is in Brooklyn. Well, half of it is. New York is host to the 2015 All-Star weekend and even though no Nets are in the actual game, two will be active during the weekend. Here's the schedule of events for this weekend.
Friday and Saturday's festivities will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Madison Square Garden will be the host of the actual game on Sunday.
Friday February 13:
- 7 P.M.: The All Star Celebrity Game is on ESPN. The game is headlined by Kevin Hart (of course), Little League World Series superstar Mo'ne Davis, and former NBA players Allan Houston and Chris Mullin.
- 9 P.M: The Rising Star Challenge is on TNT. With a new format this year, a Team USA going up against an International team, rookies and sophomores will combine to face each other. Mason Plumlee will represent the Nets on Team USA, and Bojan Bogdanovic will be on the World team. Plumlee was in the game last season as well.
Saturday February 14:
- 10 A.M: The class of 2015 Hall of Fame class is announced on NBA TV.
- 11 A.M: NBA All-Star Practice, also on NBA TV. No Nets will be present for obvious reasons.
- 7 P.M: Adam Silver press conference on NBA TV. Should be some interesting nuggets there.
- 8:30 PM: NBA All-Star Saturday night kicks off. The Shooting Stars challenge is up first, followed by the Skills Challenge, and then the Three-point shootout, which should be one of the best competitions in its history. No Nets are in those three, but Mason Plumlee will be in the Slam Dunk Contest, the final event of the night. Plumlee is joining young leapers such as Victor Oladipo, Zach LaVine, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Sunday February 15:
- 2:30 P.M: NBA D-League All-Star Game is on NBA TV. Look for those studs who you think the Nets should use their final roster spot on!
- 8:30 P.M: All-Star Game. Great crop of players in this game, even though several are sitting out, so hopefully it is an entertaining one.