|Official Event Name:||2018 NBA All-Star Weekend|
|Event Start Date:||16 February 2018|
|Event End Date:||18 February 2018|
|Event Official Website:||www.nba.com/allstar/|
|Performers:||To Be Announced|
|Event Location:||Staples Center|
|Event Address:||1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA|
The 67th edition of one of, if not the greatest exhibition event in world sport, the 2018 NBA All Star Weekend is scheduled to be staged at the iconic Staples Center, Los Angeles. Home to one of the biggest sporting franchises in the world, the LA Lakers (… and the, er, Clippers), 2018 will be the fifth time Los Angeles has played host to the NBA All Star Weekend.
The half-way point of the NBA regular season is punctuated by the best of the best going head-to-head at the All Star Weekend! Aside from Sunday’s All-Star game itself, other attractions of the NBA All Star Weekend 2018 will include:
- The NBA All Star Celebrity Game, a “friendly” game which features former NBA and WNBA players as well as some of the world’s biggest celebrities including actors, musicians and sports stars from outside the NBA.
- The Rising Stars Challenge, a game in which the league’s most promising young players (first and second year players only) play against each other in a USA vs the rest of the world format.
- The D-League Dream Factory Friday Night, a collection of challenges involving the best players from the NBA’s development league, the D-League. The contests include the H-O-R-S-E competition, which involves a group of players each taking a shot from various points around the court. Players that are unable to make a shot are given a letter of “Horse” – the first player to collect all five letters is the loser! Other challenges of the Dream Factory Friday Night include a slam dunk contest and and a three-point shootout.
- The D-League All Star Game.
- The Slam Dunk Contest, this competition showcases the creativity and athletic ability of some of the league’s youngest best dunkers. The specific rules of the contest are decided each year, but the competition is always judged subjectively. After each dunk, or attempted dunk, competitors are awarded a mark out of 10 from five judges, giving a possible high score of 50. The usual rules of ‘traveling’ and double dribbling do not apply.
- The 3 Point Challenge, which sees the NBA’s best three point shooters (Steph Curry, anyone?) take five shots from five different points (for a total of 25 shots) around the three point line. The twist? Players only have one minute to take all their shots and the last shot from each point is worth double points!
- The Skills Challenge, which sees players having to shoot, pass, jump and dribble their way through an obstacle course in the fastest time possible!
- And of course, the pièce de résistance of the weekend, the NBA All Star Game – possibly the greatest spectacle in the world sport in terms of seeing the most elite of the world’s greatest athletes competing against each other!
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