The All-Star weekend is one of the biggest dates in the NBA calendar, and the Celebrity Game kick-starts proceedings. Founded in 2003, the game acts as the opening ceremony for the All-Star weekend - and can prove to be a tough act to follow. In previous years, the likes of comedian Kevin Hart, actor Caleb McLaughlin and Justin Bieber have graced the court to show their skills, or lack thereof. This year sees actors, comedians and sports stars alike don the jerseys for a one-off evening. Here’s all you need to know about one of the most meaningless, but brilliant, sporting events of the year. When is it? The game will take place on Friday February 15. Local time it gets going at 7pm, meaning UK fans will have to wait up until midnight to catch the action. Where is it? The game takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Spectrum Center, which opened in 2005 and is the home to the Charlotte Hornets. Where can I watch it? Announced in October, Sky Sports is now the … [Read more...] about Full team lists for NBA All-Star celebrity game 2019
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing cards in their Granville Towers South dorm room. There often were arcade games – before the home video game craze hit – at the Pump House on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. But Peterson never saw this coming: His roommate becoming an NBA owner and hosting the league’s All-Star game in his home state of North Carolina. “You know, staring across the dorm room at him back then, no, I never would have thought this would happen,” Peterson told The Associated Press. Jordan didn’t either. “Frankly, no,” Jordan said Tuesday in a news conference previewing the All-Star game. “Growing back up as a kid here in North Carolina, the first … [Read more...] about All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan
Kiwi NBA centre Steven Adams has been snubbed yet again for All-Star game selection. The NBA announced the reserves for the East and Western Conferences on Friday, with Adams missing out to the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nikola Jokic on the West bench. Adams overlooked for All-Star start Thunder teammates back Adams' All Star claims Adams goes large after All Star snub Adams punked by OKC teammates at MSG The Western Conference bench will be represented by Towns, Aldridge, Jokic, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard. The news was better for Australian Ben Simmons, who was controversially overlooked in 2018. The Philadelphia 76ers star put up record rookie numbers during his first full season, but to his dismay and that of many NBA pundits, Simmons was snubbed. The point guard has been named as one of the reserves on the Eastern Conference bench. The other Eastern reserves are Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowry, Blake Griffin, … [Read more...] about NBA: Kiwi Steven Adams snubbed again for All-Star game
Doncic's 2018 Champions League XI has no Messi The Dallas Mavericks trademark the nickname 'El Matador' for Doncic Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic has received the third most votes for the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. After the third count of the online ballot, only Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo have received more votes than the Slovenian. The final results will be announced on January 24, as the former Real Madrid player has already surpsassed NBA superstars such as Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant. Since his arrival in the NBA, his performances have raised many eyebrows, turning him into one of the fans' favourites. The voting will close on January 21 and the substitutes, chosen by the coaches, will be announced ten days later. Subsequently, a ceremony will take place in which the two captains - the two most voted players, one per conference - will choose their teams, picking between the starters and reserves, just … [Read more...] about Doncic receives the third most votes for the All-Star game
Luka Doncic's gesture after accidentally hitting a rival fan The 15 best players in Liga Endesa Despite this being his rookie season, Luka Doncic has already made an early impression in the NBA and some people have begun to wander if he could become an All-Star this year. The 19-year-old Slovenian has already showcased his talents, with many highlight plays, and the former Real Madrid man is looking to help the Dallas Mavericks push for a play-off spot in his first season in the United States. The No. 3 pick in 2018's draft is averaging 18.8 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists; he is an all-round player who is impacting not only his team, but the NBA as he continues to be a walking advertisement for European basketball. All-Star voting begins on 25 December and ends on 21 January, with the All-Star game taking place in Charlotte in February. Doncic will want to achieve something that nobody has ever managed before: playing in the All-Star game at the age of … [Read more...] about They are all asking the question in the USA: Can Luka Doncic be an All-Star?