The long-awaited moment has come: the 2022 All-Star Game night!
When does the NBA All-Star Game air?
It will start on February, 19th and, unlike last year, it will last throughout the weekend. The first event will be the Rising Stars Challenge, in a new format. The following day there will be Skill-Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest. On Sunday, it will be the turn of the long-awaited All-Star Game.
Here you are the program:
- Rising Star Challenge 02:00 a.m. (GMT)
- Skill-Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Dunk Contest: starting from 01:00 a.m. (GMT)
- All-Star Game 01:00 a.m. (GMT)
All-Star Game Rules
The rules are very simple: the two teams are defined by the captains, namely the two most voted players, one for each Conference.
The format is the same of the last year: the two teams compete for the win of each of the first three quarters and in the last one they’ll have to reach the Final Score without time restrictions.
From December, 25th, 2021 to January, 22nd, 2022 the NBA opened the ballot to let the fans decide the Eastern and Western Conference’ starting five.
2022 All-Star Game Official Uniforms
The official uniforms for the 2022 edition of the ASG are designed by Jordan for the All-Star match, by Nike for the Rising Stars and by Converse for the Ruffle Celeb Game (Celebrity Game).
2022 All-Star Game Starters
The captains of the two teams are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Nets’ player will not participate in the game because of a physical problem. He will be replaced by Jason Tatum.
The two teams are:
|LeBron James||Kevin Durant (Jayson Tatum)|
|Stephen Curry||DeMar DeRozan|
|James Morant||Trae Young|
|Andrew Wiggins||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Nikola Jokic||Joel Embiid|
2022 All-Star Game Reserves
Eastern Conference reserves:
- Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
- Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers)
- James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers)
- Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
- Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors)
- LaMelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets)
Western Conference reserves:
- Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
- Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
- Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
- Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), replaced by Dejounte Murray (San Antonio Spurs)
- Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
- Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Team LeBron and Team Durant
On February, 10th the two captains selected the players that will be part of their respective teams.
|Team LeBron||Team Durant|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||Joel Embiid|
|Stephen Curry||Ja Morant|
|DeMar DeRozan||Jayson Tatum|
|Nikola Jokic||Andrew Wiggins|
|Jimmy Butler||Trae Young|
|Luka Doncic||LaMelo Ball|
|Darius Garland||Devin Booker|
|James Harden||Rudy Gobert|
|Donovan Mitchell||Draymond Green|
|Chris Paul||Zach LaVine|
|Fred VanVleet||Khris Middleton|
2022 All-Star Game Coaches
Monty Williams and Erik Spoelstra will be the Coaches of the event. Thanks to Phoenix Suns 40th win of the season, Williams will be the Coach of Team LeBron. On the bench of Team Durant, instead, there will be the Head Coach of Miami Heat.
2022 All-Star Game Players Excluded
As usual, there have been many controversies about the great excluded players. Here is a list.
|Kyrie Irving||Brooklyn Nets|
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards|
|Domantas Sabonis||Sacramento Kings|
|Pascal Siakam||Toronto Raptors|
|Tyler Herro||Miami Heat|
|Jarrett Allen||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Jaylen Brown||Boston Celtics|
|Anthony Davis||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Russell Westbrook||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Anthony Edwards||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors|
|Paul George||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||Oklahoma City Thunder|
3 Point Contest Contenders
Here you are the names of the 8 participants at the 3 Point Contest:
- Fred VanVleet
- Zach LaVine
- Desmond Bane
- Karl-Anthony Towns
- CJ McCollum
- Like Kennard
- Patty Mills
- Trae Young
Skills Challenge Contenders
Three teams with three players each:
The “Antetokounmpos”, with three of the four Antetokounmpos brothers: Giannis, Thanasis and Alex (who plays in G-League with the Raptors 905).
The “Cavs”, with the hosts of the competition: Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley.
The “Rooks”, with Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Josh Giddey.
Slam Dunk Contest Contenders
The 4 participants are:
- Cole Anthony (Orlando Magic)
- James Green (Houston Rockets)
- Obi Toppin (New York Knicks)
- Juan Toscano Anderson (Golden State Warriors)
Rising Stars’ Drafted Players
28 are the players drafted for the Rising Stars: 12 Rookies, 12 Sophomores and, for the first time, 4 G-League players. The two teams, yet to be decided, will be led by two of the best players of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
The Rookie drafted are Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Ayo Dosunmu, Chris Duarte, Josh Giddey, Jalen Green, Herbert Jones, Davion Mitchell, Evan Mobley, Alperen Sengun, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner.
The Sophomore drafted are Precious Achiwua, Cole Anthony, LaMelo Ball, Desmond Bane, Saddiq Bey, Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Tyrese Maxey, Jaden McDaniels, Isaac Okoro, Isaiah Stewart, Jae’sean Tate.
From G-League we have Marjon Beauchamp, Dyson Daniels, Jaden Hardy, Scoot Henderson.
The 4 2022 Rising Stars Teams
The 4 teams selected by the 4 coaches (Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worty) are:
|Cade Cunningham||LaMelo Ball||Precious Achiwa||Cole Anthony|
|Dyson Daniels||Scottie Barnes||Desmond Bane||Marjon Beauchamp|
|Evan Mobley||Ayo Dosunmu||Saddiq Bey||Josh Giddey|
|Isaac Okoro||Chris Duarte||Anthony Edwards||Jalen Green|
|Alperen Sengun||Scoot Henderson||Tyrese Haliburton||Herbert Jones|
|Jae’sean Tate||Jaden McDaniels||Jade Hardy||Tyrese Maxey|
|Franz Wagner||Davion Mitchell||Isaiah Stewart||Jalen Suggs|
Kobe Bryant Trophy
The Kobe Bryant Trophy will be assigned to the player who will win the 2022 MVP title of the All-Star Game. Every part of the trophy is a tribute to Kobe Bryant’s career. It features an 8-sided base with 18 stars, representing his 18 All-Stars selections, and 4 levels of 2, 7, 9 and 11 inches in height, a nod to the 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011 years in which Kobe won his re ord-tying 4 All-Star MVPs. Additional levels feature stars highlighting his #24 jersey number, #10 Team USA number, 5 championship rings and league MVP award.
Clorox Clutch Challenge
The Clorox Clutch Challenge is another big news of the 2022 All-Star Game. It’s a skill game in which the players have to replicate some of the most famous plays of NBA Playoff history.
Clorox Clutch Challenge Contenders
|TEAM 1||TEAM 2||TEAM 3||TEAM 4|
|Tyrese Haliburton||Scottie Barnes||Evan Mobley||Fanbo Zeng|
|Desmond Bane||Chris Duarte||Josh Giddey||Michael Foster Jr.|
Where To Watch The 2022 All-Star Game
TNT is the official broadcaster of the NBA All-Star Game live streaming in the UK.
It will also be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA (Arena) and Sky Sports Mix, with coverage underway from 01:00 a.m. (GMT).