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NBA All-Star Game 2023: Location, schedule, rosters, news, more

Ja Morant and Julius Randle were both selected as 2023 All-Star reserves. Petre Thomas/USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is set to take place Feb. 19 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. This season's game marks the 30th anniversary of the first NBA All-Star Game hosted by the Utah Jazz in 1993.

NBA All-Star Weekend will tip off Friday, Feb. 17, with the celebrity game and Rising Stars Challenge. NBA All-Star Saturday will feature the skills challenge, 3-point contest and slam dunk contest. This year will also feature the NBA HBCU Classic with a game between Grambling State and Southern on Feb. 18.

NBA All-Star starters were announced Jan. 26 on TNT, the reserves were announced on Feb. 2. This will be the sixth consecutive season in which the All-Star Game uses a "draft" format, in which each conference's top vote-getter will serve as captain and draft a roster from the remaining 22 players.

This will be the first year, however, in which said draft will be just moments before the start of the game as a live segment on TNT.

This year's All-Star Game will be the fourth to use the target score -- the score of the leading team after the third quarter, plus 24 points -- and the fourth quarter will be played without a game clock.

2023 NBA All-Star rosters

The All-Star starters have been revealed, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will be team captains.

Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla and his staff will coach Team Giannis in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone and his staff will coach Team LeBron.

Fans account for 50% of the votes, while NBA players and a media panel account for 25% each. TNT will announce the reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, on Thursday, Feb. 2.

STARTERS

Eastern Conference

Coach: Joe Mazzulla and staff, Boston Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo, C, Milwaukee Bucks

Kyrie Irving, G, Brooklyn Nets

Donovan Mitchell, G, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Durant, F, Brooklyn Nets

Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics

Western Conference

Coach: Michael Malone and staff, Denver Nuggets

LeBron James, F, Los Angeles Lakers

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets

Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors

Luka Doncic, G, Dallas Mavericks

Zion Williamson, F, New Orleans Pelicans

RESERVES

Eastern Conference

Jaylen Brown, G, Boston Celtics

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Demar DeRozan, G, Chicago Bulls

Julius Randle, F, New York Knicks

Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks

Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers

Bam Adebayo, F, Miami Heat

Western Conference

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

Paul George, G, Los Angeles Clippers

Lauri Markkanen, F, Utah Jazz

Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr., F, Memphis Grizzlies

Domantas Sabonis, F, Sacramento Kings

James and Antetokounmpo will select their teams in a draft held immediately before the All-Star Game. This year, TNT will air the All-Star draft as a new, live pregame segment on Sunday, Feb. 19.

James has been a captain in each of the five seasons the NBA has used this format. He has drafted against Curry, Antetokounmpo (twice) and Durant (twice). Team LeBron has won the past five All-Star Games. T

Team LeBron will play for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Team Giannis will play for Raise the Future. In total, the game will raise more than $750,000 for the Utah community.

ESPN's experts weigh in on starters and reserves

Things heated up quickly when the All-Star starters were announced on Jan. 26 and there were several new names on the coveted list. Our NBA insiders break down the biggest snubs, surprises and selections on the roster. More from our insiders

A week later, things got interesting in the NBA world when the All-Star reserves were revealed, but some of the biggest names in basketball being left out of the game entirely. More from our insiders

The 2023 NBA All-Snub Team

When the All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday night, there were bound to be some deserving players left off of the list. After all, there are only 14 spots. ESPN's Marc Spears breaks down the top players who should've made the roster. Read more

2023 Rising Stars Challenge Roster

The Rising Stars Challenge (9 p.m. ET Feb. 17, TNT) will feature a mini-tournament with four teams and three games. There are 21 NBA players to be drafted onto three teams and seven G League players will comprise the fourth team. Honorary coaches are Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Jason Terry and Deron Williams. Each game will be played to a Final Target Score: two semifinal matchups to 40, and a championship game to 25. Read more

Rookies and Sophomores

Jose Alvarado, G, New Orleans Pelicans

Paolo Banchero, F, Orlando Magic

Jaden Ivey, G, Detroit Pistons

Jalen Duren, F, Detroit Pistons

AJ Griffin, F, Atlanta Hawks

Walker Kessler, C, Utah Jazz

Jabari Smith Jr., F, Houston Rockets

Bennedict Mathurin, G, Indiana Pacers

Keegan Murray, F, Sacramento Kings

Andrew Nembhard, G, Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Sochan, F, San Antonio Spurs

Jalen Williams, F, Oklahoma City Thunder

Scottie Barnes, F, Toronto Raptors

Josh Giddey, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

Jalen Green, G, Houston Rockets

Quentin Grimes, G, New York Knicks

Bones Hyland, G, Denver Nuggets

Evan Mobley, F, Cleveland Cavaliers

Trey Murphy III, G, New Orleans Pelicans

Alperen Sengun, C, Houston Rockets

G League

Scoot Henderson, G, Ignite

Sidy Cissoko, G, Ignite

Mojave King, F, Ignite

Kenneth Lofton Jr., F, Memphis Hustle

Leonard Miller, F, Ignite

Mac McClung, G, Delaware Blue Coats

Scotty Pippen Jr., G, South Bay Lakers

These players stand to make some extra dough

There are seven players who are eligible to receive a bonus if they are selected as a reserve to the All-Star Game, five of whom have a legitimate chance of being selected to one of the final spots (sorry, Buddy Hield and Collin Sexton). The reserves will be announced on Thursday. Read more from Bobby Marks in The Hoop Collective

2023 NBA All-Star schedule

Friday, Feb. 17

  • 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 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

  • 72nd NBA All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

2023 All-Star news and analysis

• NBA 5-on-5: Our experts break down 2023 All-Star reserves

• The 2023 NBA All-Snub team

• Joel Embiid, Ja Morant headline 2023 NBA All-Star reserves

Nuggets' Michael Malone to coach Team LeBron in All-Star Game

• Magic's Paolo Banchero headlines squad for NBA's Rising Stars

Celtics' Joe Mazzulla to coach Team Giannis in All-Star Game

• These players stand to make extra dough with All-Star selections

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo voted as All-Star captains

• NBA All-Star captains picking rosters live on night of game

• Giannis, KD 1-2 in the East, LeBron tops in NBA All-Star voting

NBA All-Star history