Tomorrow marks the first day of NBA All-Star Weekend. This year, the event is taking place in New York, with Friday and Saturday's festivities being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the game itself being held Sunday in Madison Square Garden. Here is the full schedule of events:
Friday, February 13th (all times Pacific)
- 4 p.m.: Sprint Celebrity Game. Kevin Hart seeks his fourth consecutive MVP award, despite being one of the worst players on the court every time.
- 6 p.m.: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. For the first time, this game will be USA vs. the World. Team USA will feature Bothell High School grad Zach LaVine and Team World will feature Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk.
Saturday, February 14th
- 7 a.m.: 2015 Hall of Fame finalists are announced on NBA TV. The list of potential candidates includes several former Sonics, including Gus Williams, Jack Sikma, Shawn Kemp, Detlef Schrempf, Sam Perkins, and, of course, Spencer Haywood.
- 8 a.m.: NBA All-Star Practice. Practice? PRACTICE?! WE TALKING 'BOUT PRACTICE?!
- 4 p.m.: Adam Silver gives his State of the League address. This could be worth paying attention to.
- 5:30 p.m.: NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Our state is represented in every event. The Storm's Sue Bird is in the Degree Shooting Stars contest, Washington alum Isaiah Thomas is in the Taco Bells Skills Challenge, Washington State Cougar Klay Thompson is in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and Zach LaVine is in the Sprite Slam Dunk.
Sunday, February 15th
- 11:30 a.m.: NBA D-League All-Star Game. Believe it or not, former Sonic Damien Wilkins is in this.
- 5:30 p.m.: NBA All-Star Game. Thompson is in this as well, as is former Sonic Kevin Durant (surprised?).