The world’s biggest basketball stars are set to converge once again for the annual NBA All-Star weekend, which will air LIVE from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, USA on ABS-CBN on Saturday (February 18) and on S+ A on Sunday (February 19) and Monday (February 20), with the entire extravaganza also available to SKYCable subscribers via SKY on Demand.
TJ Manotoc and Boom Gonzalez will bring the action straight from the US starting with the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge this Saturday (February 18) LIVE on channel 2 at 10am on NBA SabaDOS. The event features the top performing rookies and sophomores in a battle between Team USA and Team World. Team World is made up of the league’s players discovered from countries such as Cameroon, Australia, Serbia, Canada, among others.
On Sunday (February 19), big men like Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will take on the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Klay Thompson will try to defend his crown in the JBL Three-Point Contest, while high-flyers led by last year’s runner up Aaron Gordon will rock the crowd in the Verizon Slam Dunk contest, all at the State Farm NBA All Star Saturday that will air LIVE on S+A starting at 9am. Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach Lavine, the electrifying NBA slam-dunk champion of 2015 and 2016, declined a chance at a three-peat before sustaining a torn ACL in his left knee last February 3.
The action reaches its climax on Monday (February 20) as the East and West collide in the 66th All Star Game presented by KIA, which will air LIVE on S+A also at 9am. The West All Stars will be starting Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, Houston’s “Beard” James Harden, and New Orleans’ very own Anthony Davis. Cleveland’s pair of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Milwaukee’s “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan will banner the East side.
Do not miss one of the NBA’s most-awaited events every NBA season. Be there as New Orleans hosts the 2017 NBA All Star Weekend, with S+A anchors TJ Manotoc and Boom Gonzalez bringing the action closer to Filipino hoop fans. Tune in on Saturday (February 18), 10am for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on ABS-CBN’s “NBA SabaDos,” on Sunday (February 19), 9am for the State Farm NBA All Star Saturday on S+A, and on Monday (February 20), 9am for the 66th All Star Game between the stars of the East and West, airing LIVE also on S+A. SKYCable subscribers can also catch the entire NBA All-Star Weekend via SKY on Demand (skyondemand.com.ph). For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. Take part in the conversation by using the hashtags #NBAsaABSCBN and #NBASabaDOS.