Tipping off the weekend’s events on Friday, Feb. 16 for the first time, the NBA will offer fans the chance to see the league’s top first and second-year players prepare for that evening’s showcase with the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Practice at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) at 9:30 a.m. PT. Later that day, some of the biggest stars from film, television, music and sports will take the court for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles at 4 p.m. PT at Verizon Up Arena at LACC. To close out the night, Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars will take place at STAPLES Center at 6 p.m. PT.
The league will also host the NBA G League International Challenge presented by Kumho Tire on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Verizon Up Arena at LACC, in which the Mexican National Team will compete against stars from the NBA G League – the NBA’s official minor league.
Offering even more ways for fans to get in on the NBA All-Star action, NBA Crossover at The Majestic Downtown will be open Fri., Feb. 16 through Sun., Feb. 18 and escort visitors through a narrative that brings to life the music, fashion, art, technology and entertainment that surround today’s game. Fans will have the unique opportunity to engage with the league through customized activations including virtual reality experiences, apparel customization, art and memorabilia displays, photos with the Larry O’Brien Trophy and panel discussions with NBA players and talent. To pre-register for access to the free event, visit NBAEvents.com.
NBA All-Star 2018 Key Events
NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 67th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 16th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 33rd year of NBA All-Star coverage. Staples Center will also host Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 16 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 17. The NBA All-Star Practice, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles, Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Practice and NBA G League International Challenge presented by Kumho Tire will take place at Verizon Up Arena at Los Angeles Convention Center.