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How to Watch Halftime Show, Celeb Game & More – Billboard

Written by on 17/02/2023

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Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, sports fans can set their sights on the NBA All-Star Game. The 2023 NBA All-Star weekend launches on Friday (Feb. 17).

From the slam dunk contest to the halftime show, keep reading for the NBA All-Star Weekend details and how to watch without cable.


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NBA All-Star Game Schedule

When and where is All-Star Weekend? This year’s events will be held in Salt Lake City from Feb. 17-19.

21 Savage, Cordae, Janelle Monáe, Ozuna, Nicky Jam and more will suit up for the Ruffles Celeb Game airing Friday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN followed by the Jordan Rising Stars three-game mini-tournament on TNT (click here for tickets).

Saturday’s schedule includes the NBA All-Star Practice Presented by AT&T at 1 p.m. ET on NBA TV, NBA x HBCU Classic Presented by AT&T at 4 p.m. ET on NBA TV, TNT and ESPN2; and the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night — featuring the Kia Skills Challenge, Starry 3-Point Contest and AT&T Slam Dunk — at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

Welcoming fans to State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will be Creed III stars Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors.

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game goes down at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m ET. Tickets are still available for the game and other events.

(Find the full 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend schedule here.)

Who’s Performing at the 2023 All-Star Game?

Burna Boy, Tems and Rema will headline the halftime show with an Afrobeats-themed performance. After the halftime show, LeBron James will be honored for becoming the league’s all-time scorer.

Post Malone is set to perform a medley of hits during pre-game show at 6 p.m. ET on TNT. The All-Star Draft Presented by Jordan Brand will take place before the game at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Actor Vin Diesel will introduce the All-Star Game players. Grammy-nominated singer, and Utah native, Jewel will perform the national anthem while platinum-selling Toronto artist Jully Black will perform Canada’s anthem.

2023 NBA All-Star: How to Watch the Game, Halftime Show & Other Events Online

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game begins on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (TNT coverage starts at 6:00 p.m.). The game will broadcast on TNT, which gives you different options when it comes to streaming.

If you already have TNT through a cable, internet or satellite provider, you can watch or stream the NBA All-Star game on your TV or online from any location.

No cable? Streaming plans tend to be cheaper than cable, plus you don’t have to worry about renting (and returning) a cable box. The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be streaming on platforms like SlingTV, and Fubo (Vidgo offers ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes but not TNT).

Philo is certainly a more affordable streaming option at $25 a month, but the streamer does not carry TNT. However, Sling TV has TNT and other sports, news and entertainment channels for just $20 for the first month (regular $40/month).

DirectTV Stream is another decent option for live television — it’s not very expensive and you can get perks like free HBO Max with select plans and a free trial for five days. The streaming start at $74.99/month for 75+ channels. Hulu + Live TV is around the same price for 85+ channels and access to Disney+ and ESPN+.

Sport lovers who want to stream the NBA All-Star Game internationally can do so with ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Additionally certain All-Star Weekend events can be streamed on the NBA app, including Saturday’s NBA All-Star Media Day Presented by AT&T (1 p.m. ET),

Adam Silver’s news conference on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET will air on NBA TV and stream on the NBA app. The same goes for the NBA Legends Awards on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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