Where is the NBA All-Star Game 2024? Teams, All-Star players, tickets, where to watch, dunk contest

Where is the NBA All-Star Game 2024? Teams, All-Star players, tickets, where to watch, dunk contest

Helix Odhiambo
February 17, 2024 at 10:24 AM

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game is here as basketball enthusiasts prepare to witness top talents battle for glory and other entertaining events. The All-Star Game is a crucial event in an NBA calendar, featuring two teams of NBA stars voted to represent the Eastern and Western Conferences. So, where is the NBA All-Star Game 2024?

Le Bron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo
Le Bron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo baltling for the ball on the left. On the right is the Bicentennial Unity Plaza. Photo: Brian Spurlock, Harry How (modified by author)
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The All-Star festival also invites celebrities and rising stars to showcase their skills. Fans also enjoy performances from famous artists during the halftime show. This article covers all your answers and valuable insights as you prepare to catch the event.

What is the NBA All-Star Game?

It is an annual fun exhibition featuring two teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences voted by fans, NBA players, and the media. The teams play a four-quarter game of 12 minutes each, and the side with the most cumulative points wins.

The event began in 1951 and is now entering its 73rd edition in 2024. The East won the inaugural edition following a 111-94 victory over the West in Boston. Team Giannis won the latest event in 2023 after beating Team LeBron James 184-175 in Utah.

Where is the NBA All-Star Game 2024?

NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Signage for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on 3 February 2024. Photo: Brian Spurlock
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Indianapolis will host the 73rd NBA All-Star event for the first time since 1985. It will occur at Indiana Pacers' home ground, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, on 18 February 2024. The venue will also host the NBA Rising Stars game and the HBCU Classic presented by AT&T.

Another crucial event is the State Farm All-Star, featuring the Kia Skills Challenge, Starry 3-Point Contest, and AT&T Slam Dunk. It will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium on 17 February.

NBA All-Star Game 2024 schedule

The three-day event runs from 16-18 February with plenty of entertaining games and performances. Here is a breakdown of the schedule in Eastern time.

Friday (16 February 2024)

  • 12 noon: NBA Rising Stars practice (NBA TV)
  • 5:30 pm: Basketball Hall of Fame news conference (NBA TV)
  • 7 pm: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN)
  • 9 pm: NBA Rising Stars (TNT)

Saturday (17 February 2024)

  • 11 am: NBA All-Star practice (NBA TV)
  • 2 pm: HBCU Classic: Winston-Salem State vs Virginia Union (ESPN2)
  • 7 pm: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's news conference (NBA TV)
  • 8 pm: NBA All-Star Saturday night (TNT)

Sunday (18 February 2024)

  • 1:30 pm: G League Up Next game (NBA TV)
  • 8:30 pm: NBA All-Star Game (TNT)

Where to watch the NBA All-Star Game

The Gainbridge Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis
The Gainbridge Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis ahead of an NBA game between the Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers. Photo: Dylan Buell
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The basketball event will air on TNT in the United States, ESPN, and NBA TV. You can also live stream the game on FuboTV.

How much are NBA All-Star tickets in 2024?

NBA All-Star ticket prices range from $767 to $6,646 for a single ticket, according to the league's official ticket partner, Ticketmaster. The tickets are only available on resale, and their prices keep fluctuating.

Who are the NBA All-Stars this year?

The event features two teams of 12 players, including five starters and seven reserves. Here is a list of the All-Stars voted players to represent each conference.

NBA All-Star West team

Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic
2024 NBA All-Star West team stars Kevin Durant (L), LeBron James (C), and Nikola Jokic (R). Photo: Ronald Martinez, Thearon W. Henderson, Kelsey Grant (modified by author)
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Los Angeles Lakers power forward LeBron James will captain the Western Conference team in his 20th All-Star selection, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had 19.


  • LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
  • Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)
  • Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)


  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  • Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Paul George (LA Clippers)
  • Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)

NBA All-Star East team

Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Tyrese Haliburton
2024 NBA All-Star East team stars Damian Lillard (L), Giannis Antetokounmpo (C), and Tyrese Haliburton (R). Photo: David Jensen, Stacy Revere (modified by author)
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will lead the Eastern Conference side. He will make his seventh appearance in the event.


  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  • Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) - Out due to injury
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
  • Damian Lillard (Milwaukee Bucks)


  • Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
  • Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
  • Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
  • Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks)
  • Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Julius Randle (New York Knicks) - Out due to injury

Injury Replacements

  • Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors)

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Shannon Sharp and Stephen A. Smith
Shannon Sharp (L) and Stephen A. Smith (R) will coach the 2024 NBA All-Star Celebrity teams. Photo: Charley Gallay, Cindy Ord (modified by author)
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The 2024 celebrity event will feature sports media personalities Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith, who will coach the squads. The event will take place on 16 February 2024 from 7 pm ET/4 pm PT at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here is a list of the rosters.

Team Shannon Sharpe

  • Anuel AA (artist)
  • Kai Cenat (streamer)
  • Conor Daly (IndyCar Series racer)
  • Walker Hayes (artist)
  • Quincy Isaiah (actor)
  • Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm guard)
  • Micah Parsons (Dallas Cowboys linebacker)
  • Lilly Singh (entertainer)
  • Sir (artist)
  • Dylan W (actor)

Team Stephen A. Smith

  • Adam Blackstone (musician)
  • Natasha Cloud (Phoenix Mercury guard)
  • Jennifer Hudson (artist)
  • Tristan Jass (content creator)
  • AJ McLean (artist)
  • Kwame Onwuachi (chef)
  • Metta World Peace (ex-NBA player)
  • Jack Ryan (basketball entertainer)
  • C.J. Stroud (Houston Texans quarterback)
  • Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jumper)

NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

Victor Wembanyama of the Spurs
Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs passes the ball against the Orlando Magic at Kia Center on 8 February 2024 in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann
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The Skills Challenge features talented players demonstrating agility, passing, and shooting abilities. The event has three teams with three players each.

  • Team Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers), Bennedict Mathurin (Pacers), Myles Turner (Pacers)
  • Team Top Picks - Palo Banchero (Magic), Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Victor Wembanyama (Spurs)
  • Team All-Stars - Scottie Barnes (Raptors), Tyrese Maxey (76ers), Trae Young (Hawks)

NBA Dunk Contest

The 2024 NBA Slum Dunk Contest participants are Boston's Jaylen Brown, Jaime Jacquez Jr. of Miami, New York's Jacob Toppin, and Mac McClung of the G League's Osceola Magic.

3-point contest

Steph Curry will face off with Sabrina Ionescu of the WNBA in the 2024 3-point contest at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on 17 February. Ionescu holds the record for most points (37) in a round of a 3-point contest.

Frequently asked questions

Jayson Tatum and Julius Randle
Jayson Tatum (R) of the Celtics shoots over Julius Randle (no.30) of the Knicks in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game at Vivint Arena on 19 February 2023. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu
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Since its inception, the NBA All-Star event has produced top performances from Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Wilt Chamberlain. The 2024 edition also promises an exciting show. Here are some frequently asked questions about the event.

How many players make the NBA All-Star Team 2024?

The event features 12 players, six from each conference (Western and Eastern). Each team has five starters and seven reserves.

Who are the captains of the NBA All-Star Game 2024?

Le Bron James of the LA Lakers will captain the Western Conference team, while Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will lead the Eastern Conference.

Who is in the Celebrity All-Star Game 2024?

Celebrities in the event include NBA champion Metta World Peace, NFL superstars Micah Parsons and CJ Stroud, and Emmy Award-winner Lilly Singh. Actors Dylan, Quincy Isaiah, and Latin American Music Award-winning recording artist Anuel AA will also feature.

Who is performing at the NBA All-Star Game 2024 halftime show?

American singer Jennifer Hudson will perform at halftime on 18 February 2024, Babyface will perform the US national anthem, and Charlotte Cardin will sing the Canadian national anthem. Other top artists who will perform include Zedd, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Keith Urban, Walker Hayes, Coco Jones, and Kyra Daniel.

Final word

Where is the NBA All-Star Game 2024? The highly-anticipated three-day extravaganza will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. It will feature various events and competitions, including performances from top artists.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.