NBA All-Star Game 2023: Location, schedule, rosters, voting, draft

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will tip off at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Feb. 19. Here’s everything you need to know about the star-studded event:

2023 NBA All-Star Rosters

How does NBA All-Star voting work?

The starters — two guards and three front court players — are determined by a vote between the fans (50%), players (25%) and select media members (25%). Fans can only vote once per day through the NBA app or Voting took place between Jan. 20 and Dec. 20.

Who did the fans vote for?

The leading vote-getter on Jan. 19 was LeBron James with 6.5 million votes. Giannis Antetokounmpo was second with 5.9 million.

When will the starters be announced?

The All-Star Game starters and the two team captains will be announced on Jan. 26 on TNT at 7 p.m. ET. 


How are reserves selected?

Reserves are chosen by a vote among head coaches, though head coaches aren’t allowed to vote for their own players. There are seven reserves per conference.

How does the NBA All-Star Draft work?

For the first time since the NBA All-Star Draft was introduced in 2018, the captains — which are the two leading vote-getters in each conference — will pick their teams in-person during a pregame segment before the game. Prior to this change, captains picked their teams in a televised special in the weeks leading up to the game.

2023 NBA All-Star Schedule

Friday, Feb. 17

  • NBA Rising Stars Practice, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame News Conference, 5:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV & NBA App)
  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN and the ESPN App)
  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • NBA All-Star Practice Presented by AT&T, 1 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • NBA HBCU Classic: Grambling State vs. Southern, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2 and the ESPN App)
  • NBA All-Star Saturday (skills challenge, 3-point contest, dunk contest), 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • NBA G League Next Up Game, 3 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • 72nd NBA All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

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