Chicago is gearing up for the NBA All-Star Game in February and now the players for the big game have been announced.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Game is Sunday, February 16th at the United Center, but there are events all weekend! The game itself will have a new format to honor NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant, who passed away on January 26th in a helicopter alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven others.
The basketball stars who will play in the big game are:
- Starters: Giannis Antetokounmpo (captain), Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker, Trae Young
- Reserves: Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Domantas Sabonis, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo
- Starters: LeBron James (captain), Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, James Harden, , Kawhi Leonard
- Reserves: Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Chris Paul, Brandon Ingram, Russell Westbrook
See the list of some of the weekend's biggest events below!
Thursday, February 13th:
7:30 p.m. - NBA All-Star Gospel Celebration (Inspiration 1390's Own, Sonya Blakey is one of the host)
Friday, February 14th:
11 a.m. - NBA Rising Stars Practice
4 p.m. - Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement
6 p.m. - NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles
8 p.m. - NBA Rising Stars
Saturday, February 15th:
9:30 a.m. - NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day presented by AT&T
6 p.m. - Commissioner Adam Silver media event
7 p.m. - State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
9 p.m. - Big Jam 2: Ballers and Rappers Edition (Sister Station, WGCI)
Sunday, February 16th:
10 a.m. - NBA Legends Brunch
7 p.m. - 69th NBA All-Star Game
For more information on the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, click this link.