NBA All-Star Weekend 2013: Festivities set to begin Friday night

Mike Ehrmann

From the Celebrity Game to the Slam Dunk Contest to the actual All-Star Game, NBA All-Star Weekend has plenty to pay attention to.

Leading up to the All-Star game itself, NBA All-Star Weekend features more than a couple of events to keep spectators everywhere entertained before the big contest on Sunday night.

After a Media Day live stream (which begins at 1:30 p.m. ET and can be followed on NBA.com), the All-Star Celebrity Game, which features such dignitaries as Ne-Yo, Nick Cannon, Usain Bolt and Dikembe Mutombo, tips off at 7 p.m. ET. Following that spectacle, the Rising Stars Challenge, or, the Rookie-Sophomore battle, takes place at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

Complete coverage of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game

Saturday night's activities get underway with the Shooting Stars event, followed by the Skills Challenge and Three-Point Contest, then culminating with the Slam Dunk Contest. TNT's coverage for the night begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and runs through and after the conclusion of all the events.

Sunday's main event, the 62nd All-Star Game, is set for an 8:30 p.m. ET tip off at the Toyota Center. Complete rosters for both the Eastern -- featuring Joakim Noah and Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls -- and Western Conferences can be seen here. The game will be televised on, you guessed it, TNT, and can be heard on ESPN Radio.

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