NBA All-Star Skills Challenge 2017: Participants, date, time, how to watch, TV, live stream
The bigs vs. the smalls go head-to-head in the Skills Challenge
Are you ready to see some big men dribbling and shooting like guards? While events like the All-Star Celebrity Game, the Rising Stars Challenge and the actual game on Sunday are always entertaining, the main focus of NBA All-Star weekend is on Saturday night when the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest take place.
The Skills Challenge is the first event on All-Star Saturday night. Two players will compete against each other on an identical obstacle-styled course. The quickest to finish the course advances to the next round. Players are paired in head-to-head matchups in each of the three rounds.
Similar to last year, the head-to-head pairings will feature a big man going up against a guard or wing player. This year though, there will be a brand new champion as reigning champ Karl-Anthony Towns opted not to compete.
Here’s how you can watch or stream the event, and a handy list of the participants competing in the Skills challenge:
How to Watch
- What: Skills Challenge
- When: Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
- TV: TNT
- Online, connected devices: Watch TNT App, TNT Overtime, Sling, Playstation Vue
Kerr's health situation is worse than previously thought
Golden State has a 3-0 lead heading to Portland on Saturday
The playoffs are starting to heat up
Our experts predict every series in the 2017 NBA postseason
Our NBA experts predict the first round of the NBA postseason
The Warriors continue to roll without Durant