- 1 How to Watch NBA All Star 2023 Events
- 2 Friday, February 17, 2023
- 3 Saturday, February 18, 2023
- 4 Sunday February 19, 2023
- 5 3-Point Shootout/Contest
- 6 Slam Dunk Contest
- 7 NBA All-Star Weekend Skill Challenge | Taco Bell Challenge
The NBA All-Star Weekend is a weekend festival that takes place in February in the middle of the NBA regular season and features a variety of basketball events, exhibitions, and performances, culminating with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. During this time, often known as the All-Star break, no regular season games are played. It is immediately following the trading deadline.
Following are the Events and Exhibitions that used to hold every NBA Season
How to Watch NBA All Star 2023 Events
Friday, February 17, 2023
|2:30am||Clorox Rising Stars Practice||NBA TV|
|5:30pm||Hall of Fame Class of 2023 News Conference||NBA TV|
|7:00pm||Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game||ESPN|
|9:00pm||Clorox Rising Stars||TNT|
Saturday, February 18, 2023
|11:00am||NBA All-Star Practice Presented by AT&T||NBA TV|
|2:00pm||NBA x HBCU Classic Presented by AT&T||TNT & ESPN2|
|Morgan State vs. Howard University|
|7:00pm||Commissioner Adam Silver News Conference||NBA TV|
|8:00pm||State Farm All-Star Saturday Night||TNT|
|Taco Bell Skills Challenge||First Event|
|MTN Dew 3-Point Contest||Second Event|
|AT&T Slam Dunk||Third Event|
Sunday February 19, 2023
|12:00pm||NBA Legends Brunch||NBA TV|
|2:00pm||NBA G League Next Gem Game||NBA TV|
|G League Ignite vs. Canton Charge|
|8:00pm||71st NBA All-Star Game||TNT coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET|
It is one of the main NBA All Star Week 2022 Events. The Three-Point Contest is a competition organized by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of All-Star Weekend.
The tournament had ten contestants in the 2019 edition. From its inception in 1986 through 2018, eight people were chosen to compete in the shootout each season. The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry was the most recent winner of the event, which took place at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
In this competition, contestants attempt to make as many three-point field goals as they can in one minute from five different places behind the three-point line. Players start shooting from one corner of the floor and proceed along the three-point arc from station to station until they reach the opposite corner. Each shooting station has a five-basketball rack. The usual orange Spalding game balls are worth one point, while the fifth ball (a red/white/blue ABA-style ball; often nicknamed the “money ball”) is worth two points.
The objective of this competition is to get as many points as possible in one minute. 30 points used to be considered a perfect score. Since the 2014 competition, a rack of solely “money balls” has been added, which can be placed on any of the five positions chosen by the player, raising the highest possible score to 34 points. Two additional Mountain Dew shots were inserted on each side of the top of the key in the 2020 competition, each worth three points. The maximum potential score was increased to 40 points, while the time limit was increased from 60 to 70 seconds.
Each player gets the opportunity to score as many points as possible in the qualifying round. The top three scorers progress to the championship round. The final round follows the same format as the qualifying round, except that players shoot in ascending order according on their first-round scores. The referee and the television instant replay technology certify the shots and the score in each round. The final round will be played in reverse (left to right corner for a left-handed shooter and vice versa). In the event of a tie, additional 30-second rounds (1 minute in the final) are played to determine the winner.
Winners with More than One Title
Slam Dunk Contest
The second main NBA All Star Week 2022 Events is Slam Dunk Contest. Three players compete in two rounds of the Slam Dunk Contest. In the first round, each participant attempts two dunks, and the top two scorers progress to the final round. To select a champion, the remaining players each perform one dunk.
How Slam Dunk Contest Begins
The American Basketball Association (ABA) introduced the competition during its All-Star Game in Denver in 1976, the same year the slam dunk became authorized in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There would not be another professional slam dunk contest until 1984, as a result of the ABA–NBA merger later that year.
Slam Dunk Contest Winner List
|1984||Denver||Larry Nance||Phoenix Suns|
|1985||Indianapolis||Dominique Wilkins||Atlanta Hawks|
|1987||Seattle||Michael Jordan||Chicago Bulls|
|1989||Houston||Kenny Walker||New York Knicks|
|1990||Miami||Dominique Wilkins||Atlanta Hawks|
|1991||Charlotte||Dee Brown||Boston Celtics|
|1992||Orlando||Cedric Ceballos||Phoenix Suns|
|1993||Salt Lake City||Harold Miner||Miami Heat|
|1994||Minneapolis||Isaiah Rider||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|1995||Phoenix||Harold Miner||Miami Heat|
|1996||San Antonio||Brent Barry||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1997||Cleveland||Kobe Bryant||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1998||New York City||The WNBA–NBA 2Ball Competition replaced the Slam Dunk Contest||N/A|
|1999||Philadelphia||Lockout-shortened season, no NBA All-Star Game||N/A|
|2000||Oakland||Vince Carter||Toronto Raptors|
|2001||Washington, D.C.||Desmond Mason||Seattle SuperSonics|
|2002||Philadelphia||Jason Richardson||Golden State Warriors|
|2003||Atlanta||Jason Richardson||Golden State Warriors|
|2004||Los Angeles||Fred Jones||Indiana Pacers|
|2005||Denver||Josh Smith||Atlanta Hawks|
|2006||Houston||Nate Robinson||New York Knicks|
|2007||Las Vegas||Gerald Green||Boston Celtics|
|2008||New Orleans||Dwight Howard||Orlando Magic|
|2009||Phoenix||Nate Robinson||New York Knicks|
|2010||Dallas||Nate Robinson||New York Knicks|
|2011||Los Angeles||Blake Griffin||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012||Orlando||Jeremy Evans||Utah Jazz|
|2013||Houston||Terrence Ross||Toronto Raptors|
|2014||New Orleans||John Wall||Washington Wizards|
|2015||New York City||Zach LaVine||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2016||Toronto||Zach LaVine||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2017||New Orleans||Glenn Robinson III||Indiana Pacers|
|2018||Los Angeles||Donovan Mitchell||Utah Jazz|
|2019||Charlotte||Hamidou Diallo||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2020||Chicago||Derrick Jones Jr.||Miami Heat|
|2021||Atlanta||Anfernee Simons||Portland Trail Blazers|
What is the Prize Money of Slam Dunk Contest?
The Prize Money of Slam Dunk Contest 2021 is not announced yet. The Prize money of summer dunk contest depends on many factors like the sponsor of summer dunk contest and inflation adjustment. On estimation, the prize money of summer dunk contest will be ranging from $100,000 to $150,000 dollars.
Last year, AT&T, the sponsor for the NBA Slam Dunk contest provided $100,000 contribution for the three dunkers. $40,000 for the winner and $30,000 for each runner-up. They also donated $5,000, or “5Gs,” representative of their nationwide 5G network toward HBCU student initiatives through TMCF for every dunk during the NBA All-Star Game.
NBA All-Star Weekend Skill Challenge | Taco Bell Challenge
The third and most awaited NBA All Star Week 2022 Events is Skill Challenge. The NBA Skills Challenge (formally known as the Taco Bell Skills Challenge) is a National Basketball Association (NBA) competition that takes place on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game. It is a part of All-Star Weekend.
It is a competition that was inaugurated in 2003 to assess ball-handling, passing, and shooting ability. Two competitors compete on similar courses by dribbling through five obstacles while running down the court in the current edition of the competition. After that, the player must pass to an upright basket. The players must then dribble the entire length of the court for a layup.
How Champion is decided in Skill Challenge Game?
The champion is currently determined through a single-elimination tournament format, with a guard and a frontcourt player guaranteed to face battle in the final round.
Frontcourt players were originally allowed and invited to compete in the event in 2016, and since then, the event has crowned centers and forwards as champions, starting with Karl-Anthony Towns in 2016, followed by Kristaps Porziis in 2017, Bam Adebayo in 2020, and current champion Domantas Sabonis.
Taco Bell Challenge aka Skill Challenge Winner List
The list of the winners of NBA All Star Week 2022 Events will be updated shortly. However, you can have the details of the former winners.
|2002–03||United States Jason Kidd||New Jersey Nets||35.1 seconds|
|2003–04||United States Baron Davis||New Orleans Hornets||31.6 seconds|
|2004–05||Canada Steve Nash||Phoenix Suns||25.8 seconds|
|2005–06||United States Dwyane Wade||Miami Heat||26.1 seconds|
|2006–07||United States Dwyane Wade (2)||Miami Heat (2)||26.4 seconds|
|2007–08||United States Deron Williams||Utah Jazz||25.5 seconds[a]|
|2008–09||United States Derrick Rose||Chicago Bulls||35.3 seconds|
|2009–10||Canada Steve Nash (2)||Phoenix Suns (2)||29.9 seconds|
|2010–11||United States Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||28.2 seconds|
|2011–12||France Tony Parker||San Antonio Spurs||32.8 seconds|
|2012–13||United States Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||29.8 seconds|
|2013–14||United States Damian Lillard (2)||Portland Trail Blazers (2)||45.2 seconds|
|United States Trey Burke||Utah Jazz (2)|
|2014–15||United States Patrick Beverley||Houston Rockets||—|
|2015–16||United States Karl-Anthony Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves||—|
|2016–17||Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis||New York Knicks||—|
|2017–18||United States Spencer Dinwiddie||Brooklyn Nets (2)||—|
|2018–19||United States Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics||—|
|2019–20||United States Bam Adebayo||Miami Heat (3)||—|
|2020–21||Lithuania Domantas Sabonis||Indiana Pacers||—|