How to watch NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge live in Australia

Posted: 19 February 2022 9:30 am

Freakish talent, brilliant action and highlights aplenty will be on show in the annual NBA Rising Stars challenge this All-Star Weekend.

SUMMARY: The NBA All-Star Weekend is on ESPN and NBA League Pass. Unless you're already a Foxtel or League Pass customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The future stars of the NBA will feature in the Rising Stars challenge and officially get the All-Star Weekend festivities underway. Aussie fans will have a particularly keen interest this year with homegrown talents Josh Giddey and Dyson Daniels featuring. NBL products LaMelo Ball and Jae'Sean Tate will also participate in the brand-new Rising Stars format.

When is the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge?

The games are kicking off at 1pm AEDT on Saturday 19 February at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

How to watch the NBA Rising Stars Challenge in Australia

ESPN holds the rights to the All-Star Weekend in Australia. Your options are Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV or NBA League Pass.

Unlike the regular NBA 2022 season broadcast, there will be no free option via SBS. If you don't already have a Foxtel IQ or League Pass subscription, Kayo Sports is the way to go.

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For more information, check out our detailed NBA All-Star Weekend guide.

Stream NBA All-Star Weekend on Kayo Sports

If you aren't yet up to speed with Kayo Sports, it offers a 14-day free trial so you can check out all it has to offer.

Kayo boasts more than 50 sports and has a range of features you won't find anywhere else. They include SplitView, where you can watch 4 sports at once. Kayo Minis, Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline are also among the special features.

Kayo is available on iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2018 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast or AirPlay. You can also download the app to your smartphone or tablet, or access it via the website.

For $25 a month, you get a Basic subscription, allowing you to watch on 2 devices or screens at once. A Premium subscription is $35 a month and gives you the option of 3 screens at once. It is all available in HD and there are no fixed contracts. You can cancel at any time.

Live stream All-Star Weekend on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

NBA Rising Stars rules and rosters

The NBA has decided to shake up the Rising Stars game. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise as they have tinkered with this several times before. While it used to just be sophomores versus rookies, it then became a mix of Team World versus Team USA and had remained that way since 2014.

However, now teams have been split up to 4. The NBA Rising Stars component of the All-Star Weekend has a new format in 2022 with 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and 4 members of the NBA G-League Ignite making up 4 teams that will be coached by legends Rick Barry, Isaiah Thomas, James Worthy and Gary Payton.

To mark the league's 75th anniversary, the matches will be a "race to 75" instead of a normal timed clock. The first 2 games have a target score of 50, and the final will have a target of 25. They will also now opt for an Elam Ending. If you aren't familiar with the term, you may remember that the NBA has adopted this for the main All-Star game the last 2 editions.

28 players will make up the 4 NBA Rising Stars teams.


  • Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  • Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
  • Jae'Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic


  • Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors
  • Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
  • Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite
  • Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons


  • LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  • Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
  • Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers - Injured
  • Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
  • Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings - Injured
  • Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors
  • Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets


  • Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
  • MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  • Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

Keen to know more about streaming? Check out our full sports streaming guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which suits you best.

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