The world’s biggest basketball stars are set to converge once again for the annual NBA All-Star Weekend, which will air LIVE from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on ABS-CBN on Saturday (February 16) and on S+ A on Sunday (February 17) and Monday (February 18), with the entire extravaganza also available to SKYCable subscribers via SKY on Demand.
The midseason classic fires off on February 16 on “NBA SabaDos” on ABS-CBN at 11 am with the Mountain Dew Ice Rising Stars challenge that will pit the best rookies and sophomores around the league in their very own battle. Expected to headline the event will be the Dallas Mavericks’ scintillating rookie Luka Doncic along with the Utah Jazz’ super soph, Donovan Mitchell.
On February 17, it’s all fun and sideshows for the entire league in the State Farm All-Star Saturday that will feature the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and the much-anticipated Slam Dunk contest, airing LIVE on S+A starting at 9:00 am. Marquee names peppering the events such as brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, from the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers respectively, who will be figuring in a shootout in front of their hometown with legendary Dallas Mavericks sniper Dirk Nowitzki, alongside Steph’s teammate and fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, to name a few.
The action reaches its climax on February 18 in the 68th All Star Game presented by KIA, which will air LIVE on S+A also at 9:00 am. Joining the top vote-getter from the West, Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, in the starting five for Team LeBron will be Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Houston’s “Beard” James Harden, and Oklahoma City’s Paul George. East’s top vote-getter Milwaukee’s “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead Team Giannis that features Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, and Charlotte’s very own Kemba Walker. The rest of the participants in the NBA All-Star Weekend will be announced in the coming days.
Meanwhile, there is plenty of exciting basketball action that’s coming to S+A this February even before the All-Star break. The Los Angeles Lakers face the Golden State Warriors this Sunday (February 3) at 9:30 am while the Oklahoma City Thunder pay the Boston Celtics a visit on Monday (February 4) at 8:00 am on S+A. Meanwhile, the Lakers visit their rival Celtics on Friday (February 8) LIVE on S+A at 9:00 am.
On February 9, two young rising squads face off on “NBA SabaDos” as the Denver Nuggets fly to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia 76ers on ABS-CBN at 8:30 am. Sunday sees a titanic showdown between the OKC Thunder and the Houston Rockets on February 10, LIVE on S+A at 9:30 am. The Warriors, the defending champion, will face the Miami Heat on February 11 on S+A at 9:30 am while the Charlotte Hornets visit the Orlando Magic on February 15 at 8 am, right before heading home for the All-Star Break.
Don’t miss one of the NBA’s most-awaited events every NBA season. Be there as Charlotte hosts the 2019 NBA All Star Weekend, with ABS-CBN Sports bringing the action closer to Filipino hoop fans. Tune in on February 16, 11 am for the Mountain Dew Ice Rising Stars Challenge on ABS-CBN’s “NBA SabaDos,” on February 17 at 9am for the State Farm NBA All Star Saturday on S+A, and on February 18, 9am for the 68th All Star Game between the stars of the East and West, airing LIVE also on S+A. SKYCable subscribers can also catch the entire NBA All-Star Weekend via SKY on Demand (skyondemand.com.ph).