How to watch 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend live and free
The showpiece All-Star Game, plus the slam dunk contest, 3-point shootout, NBA Rising Stars Game and more are all part of the festivities.
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How to watch NBA All-Star Weekend
When it comes to bang for buck, Kayo Sports offers the most compelling option, however, for the dedicated fan who must see every game, NBA League Pass is the expensive, but most complete, service.
- Event: NBA All-Star Weekend.
- When: February 15 to 17, 2020.
- Where: United Center, Chicago, USA
- Highlight: The weekend closes with the All-Star game. Team Giannis vs Team LeBron, starting at midday (AEDT) on February 17.
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For the second year running, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James were named team captains after finishing as the top overall vote-getters in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.
They then picked the line-ups for the two teams. Reigning finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, rising star Luka Doncic and Australia's Ben Simmons were among those selected.
As usual the All-Star Weekend is about much more than just the main game. There will be plenty of interest in the slam dunk contest and three-point shootout. There is also the Celebrity Game, Rising Stars contest and Skills Challenge to look forward to.
When is the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend?
The festivities run from Friday 14 February through to Sunday 16 February local time (15–17 February AEDT).
Where is the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend?
The United Center in Chicago, home of the Bulls, is the venue this year. Chicago is hosting the All-Star Game for the third time. It previously hosted the event in 1973 and 1988. The latter was the famous scene of Michael Jordan's second consecutive slam dunk triumph.
How to watch the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend
ESPN is the official broadcaster of the NBA All-Star Weekend in Australia. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your main viewing options. You can also tune in via Fetch TV or the NBA's League Pass. Read on for more details.
2020 NBA All-Star Weekend schedule
|Date (AEDT)||Event||Time (AEDT)||How to watch|
|Sat 15 Feb||NBA All-Star Celebrity Game||11:00 AM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Sun 16 Feb||NBA Rising Stars Game||1:00 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass|
|Sun 16 Feb||Skills challenge||12:00 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass|
|Sun 16 Feb||3-point contest||1:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass|
|Sun 16 Feb||Slam dunk competition||2:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass|
|Mon 17 Feb||NBA All-Star game||12:00 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass|
How to watch the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Kayo Sports
If you are a hoops fan and yet to try out Kayo Sports, you'll be hard-pressed finding a better time than All-Star Weekend. Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial. So you could check out all of the All-Star Weekend action plus some NBA games once the regular season resumes to see if it's right for you.
In total Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you. Subscriptions are $25/month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.
Kayo also has a number of special features such as SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats, Kayo Minis and a Key Moments Timeline are also options.
The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast and AirPlay. On average Kayo has seven live NBA games per week. You can also watch the NRL 9s this weekend.
Watch NBA All-Star Game on Foxtel iQ
ESPN is showing all of the events from All-Star Weekend. If you have a Foxtel iQ subscription including the Sports HD pack, you are all set.
You can stream it through your laptop or mobile using Foxtel GO or the ESPN app. Both are free with your Sports HD pack, which is $25/month through Foxtel. But you also have to sign up for the Foxtel Plus package for another $49/month.
This blows the total monthly bill out to $74 per month. Foxtel is also the only broadcaster in Australia that currently offers users access to 4K sports content, which is a bonus.
You may also find that you're up for some potential installation costs, though Foxtel iQ deals are also regularly available.
Stream NBA All-Star Weekend via Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. For this you need to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, which costs $54/month in total. So while it's cheaper than iQ, you're still paying double the price of Kayo Sports.
Watch the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend on Fetch TV
Subscription television service Fetch TV also has access to ESPN. It is showing each of the events over All-Star Weekend, but only in SD because it doesn't have access to ESPN's HD channel.
You can access Fetch TV via its Vibe channel pack for $6/month. The total cost of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or through a broadband provider.
Live stream NBA All-Star Weekend on NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass is the official streaming site. For All-Star Weekend, League Pass is broadcasting everything except for the Celebrity Game.
With NBA League Pass you can sign up for access to every game, choose to only watch games from your favourite team or you can individually select eight games per month.
Access to every game costs $299.99, Team Choice is $169.99 and Game Choice is $108.99. Though right now NBA League Pass is offering 50% off all packagers. There's also a seven-day free trial.
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Who is playing in the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game?
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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