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When is the NBA All-Star Game and how do you watch it?

Gustaf Kilander
·2-min read
LeBron James handles the ball while being guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 69th NBA All-Star Game on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Getty Images)
LeBron James handles the ball while being guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 69th NBA All-Star Game on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

The 70th NBA All-Star Game will kick off at 8pm eastern time on Sunday, 7 March. It will be broadcast on TNT and ESPN Radio with coverage starting at 5pm eastern with the skills challenge and three-point contest taking place at 6.30pm.

Unlike in previous years, all events will happen on a single night, with the Slam Dunk Contest taking place at half time.

According to the NBA, the game will reach viewers in 215 countries and be broadcast in more than 50 languages.

One way to watch the game is through online streaming services like YouTube TV, Sling TV, or through the NBA's own League Pass subscription service. Other streaming alternatives include Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV.

You can also use the TNT app on any device, but a TV provider login is required to access the Livestream. The same is true if you want to watch the game on the TBS website.

Encouraging fans to still be wary of the spread of Covid-19, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has told them to consider the All-Star Game a "television-only event".

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Discouraging fans from travelling to the game in Atlanta, Mr Silver told ESPN Wednesday: "The message within the NBA community is that we're going to be operating in a mini-bubble. There will be no NBA functions [for fans] to participate in. We appreciate their support and hope they'll watch our All-Star Game on television ... this is a television-only event."

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He added: "I think in terms of the nightlife in Atlanta, the state of Georgia has made a decision to keep its restaurants and clubs open. That's their right to make that decision. All we can do, on behalf of the NBA, is commit to them that we will not be participating in any way, in that nightlife. Our players are going to be in a work-quarantine protocol while they are in Atlanta."

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