2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Rosters and Events

LeBron James

All-Star games have received a lot of heat recently because of their lack of competition and friendly demeanor. Major League Baseball recently changed its All-Star rule, taking away its World Series home field advantage implication. The NBA has fully accepted this game as pure entertainment for the fans, as very little defense is played or encouraged, with the game looking more like a three-point contest and dunk contest than a basketball game.

This year’s game received criticism since Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder was not voted a starter despite averaging a triple-double. Outside of the game, the dunk contest took a huge blow with a season-ending injury to defending champion Zach LaVine. The three-point contest has big names such as Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving, with the Rising Stars Challenge of course featuring the brightest young players in the game with Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristpas Porzingis. NBA All-Star tickets are always a fun and exciting thing to have, with this year being no different. Here’s the full roster or all of the events NBA All-Star weekend brings.

All-Star Rosters (starters in bold)

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Kyrie Irving Steph Curry
DeMar Derozan James Harden
Jimmy Butler Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James Kevin Durant
Giannis Antekokoumpo Anthony Davis
Kemba Walker Russell Westbrook
Paul George DeMarcus Cousins
Isaiah Thomas Gordon Hayward
Kyle Lowry Klay Thompson
John Wall DeAndre Jordan
Kevin Love Marc Gasol
Paul Millsap Draymond Green
Head Coach: Brad Stevens Head Coach: Steve Kerr

 

Dunk Contest

Participant Team
Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers
Derrick Jones Jr. Phoenix Suns
Glenn Robinson III Indiana Pacers

 

Three-Point Shootout

Participant Team
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers
C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets
Eric Gordon Houston Rockets
Wesley Matthews Dallas Mavericks
Nick Young Los Angeles Lakers

 

Skills Competition

Participant Team
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings
John Wall Washington Wizards
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers
Isaiah Thomas Boston Celtics
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns
Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz

 

Rising Stars Challenge

United States Roster World Team Roster
D’Angelo Russell Emmanuel Mudiay
Devin Booker Trey Lyles
Brandon Ingram Kristaps Porzingis
Myles Turner Joel Embiid
Karl-Anthony Towns Nikola Jokic
Frank Kaminsky Jamal Murray
Jonathan Simmons Buddy Hield
Marquese Chriss Domantas Sabonis