After some lackluster games devoid of defense, the NBA last year shelved the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference matchup for its all-star game and instead of the leading vote-getter in each conference pick the teams, playground style. This year, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the captains and selected the teams. If you want to watch basketball's best this weekend, here's what you need to know.
NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule
The All-Star game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On Saturday, Feb. 16 you can watch the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest starting at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on TNT.
On Sunday, the all-star game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on both TNT and TBS.
Read more: Complete NBA All-Star Game 2019 coverage at CBS Sports
NBA All-Star rosters
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers received the most votes among Western Conference teams , and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks got the most votes in the Eastern Conference. Here are the results of their all-star draft.
Online or streaming
You can livestream the NBA All-Star Game on the TBS app or TNT app, but you'll need to log in with a pay TV account. If you do not have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can live it with a live TV streaming service if you live in the right market.
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Sling TV's $ 25-a-month Orange plan or its $ 25-a-month Blue plan includes TBS and TNT.
FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that costs $ 45 a month and includes TBS and TNT.
The above streaming services offer a free, seven-day trial.