How to watch the NBA All-Star Weekend: basketball's biggest weekend

Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo in key art for NBA All Star Weekend 2024
Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Image credit: Max)

One of the biggest weekends of the basketball season is NBA All-Star Weekend, a celebration of the best players in the league, taking place this year between February 16 and 18.

Over the course of the three days, NBA fans will see many of the league's star players show off their skills in games and challenges (find a full schedule below).

If you want to know how to stream the NBA All-Star Weekend, this guide will run you through everything you need to know, including which cable or online platforms are hosting live streams and when you'll need to tune in.

How to watch NBA All-Star Weekend in the US

In the US, you're going to find that NBA All-Star weekend is scattered across a few different services and providers, which may make your streaming process a pain.

While TNT has the majority of the events, you'll also need ESPN and NBA TV in order to watch everything being offered. In the schedule below, we'll indicate which channel you need for events.

Luckily, if your cable package doesn't include TNT, ESPN and NBA TV (or you don't have cable), several live TV streaming services offer all three. Sling TV has TNT and ESPN on its Orange plan, though you'll need to pay extra for its Sports Extra package to gain access to NBA TV. YouTube TV also has all three channels.

FuboTV misses out on TNT while Hulu with live TV doesn't have NBA TV, so these are options that will get you some, but not all, of the events.

Additionally, the TNT NBA All-Star events will be available to stream on Max. Currently, the streaming platform offers a few different options for would-be subscribers. 

How to watch NBA All-Star Weekend in the UK

In the UK, two different places host NBA All-Star Weekend events: Discovery Plus and the NBA League Pass.

Discovery Plus offers a few different options for would-be subscribers and helps those in the UK gain access to the events broadcasted on TNT in the States. NBA League Pass is the official NBA streaming app, and and also grants you access to several All-Star Weekend events. 

How to watch the NBA All-Star Weekend everywhere else

If you're away from your home and want to watch the NBA All-Star Weekend events, you can solve this issue with a Virtual Private Network (a VPN). 

A VPN lets you change your IP address, meaning you can watch events like the NBA tournament even if it is not directly broadcasting where you are. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.


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NBA All-Star Weekend Events

2024 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

This year the Celebrity Game sees EPSN analysts Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe go head to head with a roster of celebs, each of the two men hoping they can claim victory by the end of the game. Check out the roster below, which includes an EGOT winner. 

  • Friday, February 16, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT/midnight UK
  • ESPN in the US, NBA League Pass in the UK

2024 Rising Stars Game

A showcase for young up-and-coming players.

The event features a three-game mini-tournament among four teams comprised of NBA rookies, sophomores and NBA G League Players. Will all eyes be on rookie, Victor Wembanyama? 

  • Friday, February 16, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT/2 am UK (February 17)
  • TNT and Max in the US; NBA Leauge Pass and Discovery Plus in the UK

2024 NBA HBCU Classic

This year's HBCU Classic event sees a matchup between Virginia Union and Winston-Salem State. 

  • Saturday, February 17, 2 pm ET/11 am PT/7 pm UK
  • NBA TV in the US; NBA League Pass in the UK

2024 All-Star Saturday Night

One of the biggest draws of the All-Star Weekend is the All-Star Saturday night, which features challenges and competitions for some of the best NBA players out there.

The evening consists of the Kila Skills Challenge, the Starry 3-Point Contest and the AT&T Slam Dunk, with big names like Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young participating.

  • Saturday, February 17, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT/1 am UK (February 18)
  • TNT and Max in the US; NBA League Pass or Discovery Plus in the UK

2024 NBA Legends Brunch

As the name suggests, the NBA Legends Awards is an awards show that bestows honors on the biggest names in basketball.

This isn't just for players, with awards for broadcasting and coaching as well as playing. It's basically the Oscars but for basketball.

  • Sunday, February 18, 11 am ET/8 am PT/4 pm UK
  • NBA TV or NBA app in the US; NBA League Pass in the UK

2024 NBA G League Next Gem Game

The NBA G League is basketball's minor league tournament with younger players who could one day make it to the NBA League.

  • Sunday, February 18, 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT/6:30 pm UK
  •, the G League App, NBA G League’s YouTube channel and NBA App

2024 NBA All-Star Game

The big game of the All-Star Weekend is the All-Star Game, where some of the best players temporarily join forces for one big showdown.

Here is a breakdown of the teams. 

Western Conference Starters
LeBron James - captain (Los Angeles Lakers)
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)
Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Western Conference Reserves
Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Paul George (LA Clippers)
Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers)
Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Eastern Conference Starters
Giannis Antetokounmpo - captain (Milwaukee Bucks)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) *out due to injury
Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
Damian Lillard (Milwaukee Bucks)

Eastern Conference Reserves
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks)
Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers)
Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Julius Randle (New York Knicks) *out due to injury

  • Sunday, February 18, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT/1 am UK (February 19)
  • TNT and Max in the US; NBA League Pass and Discovery Plus in the UK
Tom Bedford
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