After some brutal games without defense, last year the NBA stored the traditional Eastern Conference against the Western Conference matchup for its All-Star game and instead let the leading voter in each conference choose teams, playground style. This year, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the captains and chosen the law. If you cut the lead and want to see the best of the basketball this weekend, then that's what you need to know.
NBA All-Star weekend schedule
The All-Star game takes place on Sunday, February 17, in Charlotte, North Carolina, but it's fun to have been and seen in the evening before.
On Saturday, February 16, you can watch the skills challenge, the three-point competition and the Slam Dunk Contest from 8 ET (5 pm PT) on TNT.
On Sunday, the All-Star game starts at 8:00 ET (5 pm PT) on both TNT and TBS.
Read more: Complete NBA All-Star Game 2019 coverage at CBS Sports
NBA All-Star roster
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers received the most fan voices among western conference teams, and Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee Bucks received the most votes in the East Conference. Here is the result of their All Star draft.
Online or streaming
You can stream the NBA All Star game on the TBS app or TNT app, but you must log in with a pay TV account. If you do not have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can stream it up with a live TV streaming service if you live in the right market.
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