NBA All-Star Weekend's here, so here's a rundown on the All-Star events happening on Friday:
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
When and Where: 7 p.m. ET on ESPN at Madison Square Garden
Shoni Schimmel, Skylar Diggins, and Tina Charles will play in tonight's celebrity game, where you can expect that they would be the best players on the court, but it's another question as to whether they will really go all out tonight. This is a celebrity game after all.
But so you know, the other players who will be here include but aren't limited to:
|Participant||What he or she's known for|
|Ansel Elgort||on ABC's "blackish"|
|Anthony Anderson||on ABC's "blackish"|
|Mo'ne Davis||Little League phenom pitcher in 2014|
|Win Butler||lead singer for Arcade Fire|
|Chadwick Boseman||played Jackie Robinson in the movie "42"|
|Allan Houston||Assistant GM for the New York Knicks; former NBA All-Star|
|Chris Mullin||Basketball Hall of Famer|
|Blake Leeper||U.S. Paralympian|
|Michael Rapaport||actor, was on "Boston Public"|
|Robert Pera||Memphis Grizzlies owner|
|Kristen Ludlow||"NBA Inside Stuff" host|
|Abhishek Bachchan||Indian movie actor|
The coaches include New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and filmmaker Spike Lee, while ESPN's Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg will be coaching the other team. Isaiah Austin, who had a very nice moment with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in last year's draft will also be an assistant coach.
Rising Stars Challenge
When and Where: 9 p.m. ET on TNT at Barclays Center
The NBA's rookies and sophomores game will have a new twist this season with a Team USA vs. Team World format:
|Team USA||Team World|
|Trey Burke||Jazz||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Bucks|
|Kentavious Caldwell-Pope||Pistons||Bojan Bogdanovic||Nets|
|Robert Covington||76ers||Matthew Dellavedova||Cavaliers|
|Zach LaVine||Timberwolves||Gorgui Dieng||Timberwolves|
|Shabazz Muhammad||Timberwolves||Dante Exum||Jazz|
|Nerlens Noel||76ers||Rudy Gobert||Jazz|
|Victor Oladipo||Magic||Nikola Mirootic||Bulls|
|Elfrid Payton||Magic||Kostas Papanikolaou||Rockets|
|Mason Plumlee||Nets||Dennis Schroeder||Hawks|
|Cody Zeller||Hornets||Andrew Wiggins||Timberwolves|
|Michael Carter-Williams*||76ers||Steven Adams*||Thunder|
*Player was originally named to the team but will not play due to injury.
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry will coach Team USA while Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson will coach the Team World.
Enjoy the games everyone.