NBA All Star Weekend

by Dae Dae Simmons, sports writer

This weekend is the weekend that all basketball fans have been waiting for all season, NBA All-Star weekend is finally upon us. This year it’s taking place in New Orleans, LA instead of the previously scheduled Charlotte, NC.  The itinerary looks exciting and any Village student can look forward to amazing basketball action.

Friday, Feb 17

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game-7pm

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge-7pm

Saturday, Feb 18

Hall of fame announcement-11am

NBA D-League All-star Game-2:30

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night- 8pm

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

JBL Three-Point Contest

Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb 19

66th NBA All-Star Game


A must- watch is the three-point contest. This event shows who’s got the hot hand in the NBA. Some of the players participating in this event include:

Klay Thompson- Golden State

Kyle Lowry- Toronto

Eric Gordon Houston

Kyrie Irving- Cleveland

And of course the slam dunk contest. Last year was the best slam dunk contest in previous years. Hopefully, the 2017 showcase won’t be a downfall and is just as exciting as the last one. The participants are:

Derrick Jones JR.-Phoenix

Aaron Gordon-Orlando

Glenn Robinson III- Indiana

DeAndre Jordan- Los Angeles


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