There will be plenty of opportunities to watch Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young during NBA All-Star weekend’s three big nights in Chicago.
Here is the schedule:
Rising Stars game
9 p.m., Friday (TNT)
Young and Mavericks guard Luka Doncic are both second-year players who will be playing in this game and as starters in Sunday night's All-Star Game.
The game features 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against freshmen and sophomores from across the globe.
The Chicago Children’s Choir will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the game.
• ALSO: The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (7 p.m., ESPN) will feature Quavo, from Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos. Quavo, a friend of Young’s, won the celebrity MVP in 2018.
All-Star Saturday Night
8 p.m., Saturday (TNT)
Young will be making his first appearance in the NBA’s 3-point contest. This year’s contest will have an added pair of deep shots from six feet beyond the 3-point line for extra points.
The list of competitors for the 3-point contest this season includes Young, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Sacramento’s Buddy Hield, Washington’s Davis Bertans, Charlotte’s Devonte’ Graham, Miami’s Duncan Robinson, Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Brooklyn’s Joe Harris.
Queen Latifah will be joined by Chicago youth to perform Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today” during Saturday’s events.
Devin Booker replaced Portland’s Damian Lillard who will not participate in the skills contest due to a groin injury. Lillard, however, is expected to take the stage with Jeremih and Lil Wayne. Lillard raps under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A.
69th NBA All-Star Game
8 p.m., Sunday (TNT)
Young is the first Hawks player to be voted an All-Star starter since Dikembe Mutombo in 1998. He finished first in fan voting (2,829,969) among Eastern Conference guards, which accounted for 50% of the total vote determining starters. Young will play for Team Giannis, captained by Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee.
They’ll be joined by Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Toronto’s Pascal Siakam and Boston’s Kemba Walker. Appearing in reserve roles will be Khris Middleton, Bam Adebayo, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram and Donovan Mitchell.
Chaka Khan will sing the national anthem before the All-Star Game. Country star Tenille Arts will sing the Canadian national anthem.
Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to Kobe Bryant just before Sunday night’s player introductions. Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
DJ Khaled, Quavo and Lil Wayne will join Chicago native Chance the Rapper during Sunday night’s halftime show.
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