The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is headed back to the Big Easy.
Smoothie King Arena will host the NBA's annual midseason All-Star Weekend after the league decided to move the event from Charlotte, N.C. — the original host venue — after the controversial HB2 bill was passed.
All-Star Weekend takes place from Feb. 17 until Feb. 19, culminating in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
Here is all the date, time, schedule and viewing information for the NBA All-Star Weekend 2017.
When is the 2017 NBA All-Star Game?
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.
Who is playing in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game?
The starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 19th. The remaining roster spots will be announced the following week.
What is the halftime performance at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game?
Grammy awarding-winning singer/songwriter John Legend will perform at halftime of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
When is the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?
The Verizon Slam Dunk Contest is part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which begins at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday Feb. 18 on TNT.
Who is participating in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?
The NBA will reveal the NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants in the two weeks leading up to All-Star Saturday Night. But defending champion Zach LaVine and 2016 runner-up Aaron Gordon are expected to participate in the event.
2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, FEB. 17:
— 7:00 p.m.: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN)
— 9:00 p.m.: Rising Stars Challenge (TNT)
SATURDAY, FEB. 18:
— 11:00 a.m.: 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Announcement
— 2:30 p.m.: NBA D-League All-Star Game (NBA TV)
— 8:00 p.m.: All-Star Saturday Night — Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest (TNT)
SUNDAY, FEB. 19:
— 8:00 p.m.: 66th NBA All-Star Game (TNT)