NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off this Friday and there will be plenty of Cats to watch all weekend. The Rising Stars challenge is our first chance to see Kentucky players taking the court. On the US side Tyler Herro and PJ Washington will face off against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. John Wall won the MVP in this event back in 2011 and Jamal Murray took home the same honor in 2017. Will we have another Wildcat hoisting that trophy this weekend? That will take place on Friday at 9 PM on TNT.
Saturday will focus on fun with the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest. Unfortunately we don’t have representatives in the 3-Point or Dunk competitions but Bam Adebayo will be in the Skills Challenge. Karl-Anthony Towns won this event in 2016 in a group that included Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins. This event takes place at 8 PM on TNT.
Sunday is all about the All-Star game. This year Bam Adebayo gets his 1st chance to play in the game and Anthony Davis will join him with his 7th appearance. Anthony Davis is the only Kentucky player to ever win All-Star game MVP when he did it back in 2017. The game tips off at 8 PM on TNT.