NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, All-Star Practice, BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge & NBA Centre Court Tickets Now On Sale
To bring the excitement of NBA All-Star 2016 to fans in Toronto – the first All-Star to be held outside of the U.S. – the NBA is bringing a lineup of both new and fan-favorite events to its midseason showcase. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ET today on NBATickets.com and start at $15 CAD.
In advance of the 65th NBA All-Star Game, the league will offer a full schedule of open-to-the-public All-Star events, including its interactive fan event, NBA Centre Court, and All-Star classics like the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, NBA All-Star Practice and BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. ET, NBA Centre Court at Enercare Centre will celebrate the game of basketball by offering activities, skills competitions and programming on more than 40 courts and baskets. Fans will get a chance to participate in hands-on instructional clinics conducted by current and former NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League (NBA D-League) players, test their skills at the NBA Fan Combine, and meet and get free autographs from current and former players, mascots and dance teams. The three-day event will also include an NBA All-Star Shop, offering a wide selection of merchandise.
At 7 p.m. ET on Friday, some of the hottest celebrities from film, television, music and sports will take the court for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Ricoh Coliseum. Later that evening, the league’s top rookies and sophomores will tip off the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at Air Canada Centre at 9 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Feb. 13, fans will get the chance to see the entire NBA All-Star squad during the NBA All-Star Practice at Ricoh Coliseum at 10:30 a.m. ET. Following practice, basketball enthusiasts can watch the top NBA prospects from the NBA D-League compete in the NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire at 2 p.m. ET. The game is preceded by the NBA D-League Three-Point Contest, while the NBA D-League Slam Dunk presented by Verizon takes places during the game’s halftime break.
Sportsnet and TSN television networks will simulcast NBA All-Star 2016 broadcasts in Canada, in association with Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage on TNT in the United States and ESPN’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. This marks the first time the two Canadian networks will simulcast NBA All-Star events domestically.
|Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14
4 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET (Fri.)
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET (Sat. & Sun.)
|NBA Centre Court||Enercare Centre|
|Fri., Feb. 12 – 7 p.m. ET||NBA All-Star Celebrity Game||Ricoh Coliseum on ESPN, Sportsnet ONE, TSN|
|Fri., Feb. 12 – 9 p.m. ET||BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge||Air Canada Centre on TNT, Sportsnet ONE, TSN|
|Sat., Feb. 13 – 10:30 a.m. ET||NBA All-Star Practice||Ricoh Coliseum on NBA TV|
|Sat., Feb. 13 – 1:30 p.m. ET||NBA D-League Three-Point Contest, NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire and NBA D-League Slam Dunk presented by Verizon||Ricoh Coliseum on NBA TV and NBA TV Canada at 2 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Feb. 13 – 7:30 p.m. ET||State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night||Air Canada Centre on TNT, Sportsnet, TSN|
|Sun., Feb. 14 – 8 p.m. ET||65th NBA All-Star Game||Air Canada Centre on TNT, Sportsnet ONE, TSN|