How to Watch the NBA All-Star Friday Night: Celebrity & Rising Stars Games Without Cable on February 18




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NBA All-Star Weekend has finally arrived as the NBA celebrates its 75th season. This year’s All-Star festivities will take place in Cleveland, Ohio with the 2022 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and the Clorox Rising Stars Game highlighting Friday night’s events.

Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

After not taking place in 2021 due to the pandemic, the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game has returned with a star-studded lineup featuring athletes, rappers, actors, singers, and more. The Wolstein Center will host the exhibition matchup with NBA Hall of Famers Dominique Wilkins and Bill Walton handling coaching duties featuring the following lineups:

Team WaltonTeam Nique
Jimmie Allen
(singer, songwriter)
Anuel AA
Brittney Elena
(host, actress, athlete and model)
Mayor Justin Bibb
(Mayor of Cleveland)
Machine Gun Kelly
(singer, songwriter)
Kane Brown
(singer, songwriter)
Dearica Hamby
(Las Vegas Aces forward)
Myles Garrett
(Cleveland Browns defensive end)
Noah Carlock
(Fanatics All-In Challenge Winner)
Booby Gibson
(Cleveland Cavaliers legend)
Nyjah Huston
(Olympian, professional skateboarder)
Tiffany Haddish
(comedian, actress and author)
Matt James
(ABC’s The Bachelor)
Jack Harlow
(rapper, recording artist)
(rapper, recording artist)
Crissa Jackson
(Harlem Globetrotters player)
Ranveer Singh
Anjali Ranadivé
(singer, songwriter)
Alex Toussaint
(Peloton instructor)
Gianmarco Tamberi
(Olympic high jump champion)

Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN will host all of the action throughout the broadcast with former NBA players Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson providing analysis, a first time ever for the Celebrity Game. Sideline duties will be handled by Monica McNutt.

Clorox Rising Stars

The 2022 Clorox Rising Stars Game will be unlike any other previous iteration of the event. For the first time, the game will feature four teams, 28 players comprising of 12 rookies, 12 sophomores, and 4 members of the NBA G League Ignite developmental team. The teams will be coached by NBA 75th Anniversary Team members Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas, and James Worthy.

Teams will compete in 3 games with each game being a race to the Final Target Score and the game must end with a basket, or free-throw instead of a clock running out. The first two games will be a race to 50 points, and the third game will be a race to 25 points, the combined scores are to honor the NBA’s 75th anniversary as a “Race to 75.”

Below are the rosters and matchups for all four Rising Stars teams.

Team BerryTeam IsiahTeam PaytonTeam Worthy
Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons)Precious Achiuwa (Toronto Raptors)LaMelo Ball
(Charlotte Hornets)
Cole Anthony (Orlando Magic)
Dyson Daniels (G League Ignite)Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies)Scottie Barnes
(Toronto Raptors)
MarJon Beauchamp
(G League Ignite)
Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers)Saddiq Bey
(Detroit Pistons)
Ayo Dosunmu
(Chicago Bulls)
Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Isaac Okoro (Cleveland Cavaliers)Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)Chris Duarte
(Indiana Pacers)
(Injured, will not play)
Jalen Green (Houston Rockets)
Alperen Sengun (Houston Rockets)Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings)Scoot Henderson
(G League Ignite)
Herbert Jones
(New Orleans Pelicans)
Jae’Sean Tate (Houston Rockets)Jaden Hardy (G League Ignite)Bones Hyland
(Denver Nuggets)
(Injury replacement for Mitchell)
Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers)
Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic)Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons)Jonathan Kuminga
(Golden State Warriors) (Injury replacement for Duarte)
Jalen Suggs (Orlando Magic)
Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Davion Mitchell (Sacramento Kings) (Injured, will not play)

 Between games 2 and 3, there will be Clorox Clutch Challenge, a timed shooting competition featuring Rising Stars players. 8 players will be divided into 4 teams of 2, and they will have to make shots from 5 locations, which are historic shots from iconic plays made in NBA history.

Below is the complete lineup of teams and the iconic shots they’ll have to attempt during the challenge.

TeamsIconic Shots
Desmond Bane/Tyrese HaliburtonRay Allen Right Corner 3
Scottie Barnes/TBDReggie Miller from the Right Wing
Josh Giddey/Evan MobleyDamian Lillard from the Logo
Michael Foster Jr./Fanbo Zeng (G League Ignite)Magic Johnson Baby Hook
Charles Barkley from the Top of the Key

Cord cutters can find out how to watch NBA All-Star Friday Night below.

When to Watch

The Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 PM ET on ESPN and the Clorox Rising Stars Game will follow at 9 PM. ET on TNT.

How to Watch

Cord cutters have a few options to watch all of Friday night’s All-Star activities as many streaming services offer ESPN and TNT.

ChannelDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu with LiveSling OrangeSling BlueVidgoYouTube TV

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