Everything You Need to Know About NBA All-Star Weekend 2015!

by Sarah Flanigan 6:19 PM PST, February 13, 2015
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It's East vs. West at NBA All-Star weekend this year, which means it’s going to be quite the showdown!

First, let's talk lineup! Taking the court for the Eastern conference we have LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, John Wall, and Kyle Lowry. Dwayne Wade is also on the team, but will unfortunately not be playing due to injury.

On the roster for the Western Conference NBA All-Star team is Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, and Dirk Nowitzki.

Tip off will be Sunday night at 8:30pm ET on TNT at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

And what’s a sporting event without some pop stars? Well, they’ve got that covered, too! Christina Aguilera will make her first post-baby performance, opening the game with an ode to New York along with the Radio City Rockettes. Then Ariana Grande will headline the halftime show with what is sure to be an epic performance. 

If you’d like to see some celebs try their hand at the game, then you will want to catch the Sprint Celebrity Game, airing Friday at 7pm ET on ESPN. Hitting the court will be comedian Kevin Hart, Grammy-nominated artist Common, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, and The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort.

It’s definitely going to be a party! One of the biggest and most talked about event, is Diddy’s, of course!

He is known for throwing lavish parties every year during NBA All-Star weekend, with each year outdoing the last. And he has some tips for throwing the best bash.

“No. 1 is the DJ; the DJ is the sole controller. You have to find a DJ that knows how to make people dance,” he revealed to the Bleacher Report. “No. 2 is the guest list; you have to have the right people with the right positive energy. No. 3, you need some good-looking people in there. And of course, No. 4, you need Ciroc or you need DeLeon. No. 5, you need me.”

Check out the video above to learn about more events happening around Brooklyn and New York City this weekend!