All-Star weekend has become a real thing, with events going on all the time starting with last night and running through the game itself on Sunday night. There are no Clippers today, but if you want to follow along, here you go.
Here’s a quick rundown of events today:
NBA x HBCU Classic at 4:00 PM ET on NBA TV: This is a college basketball game between two HBCU institutions, Grambling State University and Southern University. In terms of competitive basketball, it will probably be the best you see all weekend.
Adam Silver Press Conference at 7:00 PM ET on NBA TV: I have no idea what this is about, maybe like a state of the NBA?
All-Star Saturday Night at 8:00 PM ET on TNT: There are three main events tonight, starting with the Skills Challenge. There are three teams – one is the Antetokounmpo brothers, another is rookies, and the final team is members of the Jazz (the weekend is in Salt Lake City).
The second event, and in my opinion the highlight of the evening, is the three-point contest. There are eight contestants – Tyrese Haliburton, Tyler Herro, Buddy Hield, Kevin Huerter, Damian Lillard, Lauri Markkanen, Julius Randle, and Jayson Tatum. My money is probably on Huerter or Hield.
Finally is the once-mighty dunk contest, now reduced to the likes of Jericho Sims, Troy Murphy III, Mac McClung, and Kenyon Martin Jr. I have no idea, but I’d lean Martin.
That’s about it! Leave your comments below!