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Here's your NBA All-Star Weekend schedule

Plan accordingly, Toronto.

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It's Friday morning of All-Star Weekend in Toronto which means, uh, not much has happened yet. But things will happen! Let's run through the day-by-day of the NBA's biggest spectacle.


Celebrity Game

This is the true star-studded event you've been waiting for. It's Team Canada vs. Team USA with a bunch of celebrities duking it out on the hardwood. In Canada's favour (with a u), the team is coached by Drake, Steve Nash and Jose Bautista (who I hope shows up with a bat to flip after his team wins). Team USA is coached by Kevin Hart. Good luck with that.

Date: Friday, Feb 12

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Place: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto


BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

For the Rising Stars game, it's now Team USA vs. the World, which in this case means a whole bunch of Canadians are involved. Helping Team World out are Andrew Wiggins, Trey Lyles and Dwight Powell. Kristaps Porzingis (not a Canadian) will also be in the house. It's a fun rookie/sophomore class right now, so this should be an energetic and entertaining game.

Date: Friday, Feb. 12

Time: 9 p.m. ET

Place: Air Canada Centre



NBA All-Star Team Practices

The stars will be out! They'll be practicing for a game that doesn't mean anything! It'll be a scene. I think.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13

Time: 11 a.m. ET

Place: Ricoh Coliseum


Skills Challenge

There's an interesting big man/little man twist to the Skills Comp this year with players like DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis going up against Isaiah Thomas and Patrick Beverley. Who will come out on top of this very important show down? Time will tell.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13

Time: 8 p.m. ET (First event)

Place: Air Canada Centre


Three-Point Shootout

You think anyone but Steph Curry is winning this one? Be honest.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13

Time: 8 p.m. ET (Second event)

Place: Air Canada Centre


Slam Dunk Contest

It's Zach LaVine vs. Andre Drummond vs. Aaron Gordon vs. Will Barton. I assume LaVine has to be considered something of the favourite, but I wouldn't sleep on Gordon. Man has wild hops.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13

Time: 8 p.m. ET (Third event)

Place: Air Canada Centre



65th NBA All-Star Game

And then, finally, here it is. The big day and event. The NBA All-Star Game. Toronto will be well-represented both in and out of the game with 20,000 fans in the stands and two Raptors in the game. What a time to be alive.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 14

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Place: Air Canada Centre


Then, good lord, let's all just take a nap and enjoy a few days off before we're ready for more basketball. Have fun out there, everyone. And try to stay warm.