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Talk about the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and Rising Star Games here.

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Today is NBA All-Star Friday! Here are the main events!

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

When: Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL

TV: ESPN

This is a novelty game that features music artists, celebrities, retired NBA players and an active WNBA player. Full rosters are here. Of the players in the game, Washington-based restauranteur Jose Andres will play on Team Wilbon where ESPN host Michael Wilbon will be the head coach. They will play against Team Stephen A., which is coached by ESPN host Stephen A. Smith.

NBA Rising Stars Game

When: Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago, IL

TV: TNT

This is a game of rookies and sophomores in two different squads. One team is made of American players while the other is made of non-Americans, or Team World. Rui Hachimura, a Japanese national and Moritz Wagner, a German national will be on Team World!

Here are the full rosters:

Team World

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (New Orleans)
  • Deandre Ayton (Phoenix)
  • RJ Barrett (New York)
  • Brandon Clarke (Memphis)
  • Luka Doncic (Dallas)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City)
  • Rui Hachimura (Washington)
  • Svi Mykhailiuk (Detroit)
  • Josh Okogie (Minnesota)
  • Moritz Wagner (Washington)

Team USA

  • Miles Bridges (Charlotte)
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (Chicago)
  • Devonte’ Graham (Charlotte)
  • Tyler Herro (Miami, inured will not play)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis)
  • Ja Morant (Memphis)
  • Kendrick Nunn (Miami)
  • Eric Paschall (Golden State)
  • Collin Sexton (Cleveland)
  • PJ Washington (Charlotte)
  • Zion Williamson (New Orleans)
  • Trae Young (Atlanta)

Use this thread to talk about the games tonight!