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February means three things: corny love cards, bad chocolate, and NBA All-Star Weekend, and it’s easier than stream without cable. Whether you want to watch the Curry brothers in the three-point shoot-out, the human highlight reels of the NBA Dunk Contest, or Team LeBron take on Team Giannis, here’s everything you need to know to watch the NBA All-Star Game 2019 online for free.
NBA All-Star 2019 roster: Team LeBron
The leading vote-getting in the Western Conference, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will serve as captain for the team coached by the Denver Nuggets’ Michael Malone.
NBA All-Star Starters:
- LeBron James/Los Angeles Lakers
- Stephen Curry/Golden State Warriors
- James Harden/Houston Rockets
- Kevin Durant/Golden State Warriors
- Paul George/Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA All-Star Reserves
- Russell Westbrook/Oklahoma City Thunder
- Damian Lillard/Portland Trail Blazers
- Klay Thompson/Golden State Warriors
- Anthony Davis/New Orleans Pelicans
- LaMarcus Aldridge/San Antonio Spurs
- Nikola Jokić/Denver Nuggets
- Karl-Anthony Towns/Minnesota Timberwolves
- Dirk Nowitzki/Dallas Mavericks
NBA All-Star 2019 roster: Team Giannis
The leading vote-getting in the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will serve as the captain for the team coached by the Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer.
NBA All-Star Starters:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo/Milwaukee Bucks
- Kemba Walker/Charlotte Hornets
- Kyrie Irving/Boston Celtics
- Kawhi Leonard/Toronto Raptors
- Joel Embiid/Philadelphia 76ers
NBA All-Star Reserves:
- Kyler Lowry/Toronto Raptors
- Victor Olapido/Indiana Pacers
- Khris Middleton/Milwaukee Bucks
- Bradley Beal/Washington Wizards
- Ben Simmons/Philadelphia 76ers
- Blake Griffin/Detroit Pistons
- Nikola Vučević/Orlando Magic
- Dwayne Wade/Miami Heat
- D’Angelo Russell/Brooklyn Nets
What channel is the NBA All-Star game on?
While many events from NBA All-Star Weekend will be broadcast on multiple channels—including NBA TV and ESPN—the 68th NBA All-Star Game will be available on TBS and TNT.
What time is the NBA All-Star game on?
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game starts Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8pm EST. Game coverage starts at 7pm EST.
Who will sing the national anthem at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game?
R&B-soul singer and Charlotte, North Carolina, native Anthony Hamilton will perform the national anthem at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will be singing the Canadian National Anthem before the game as well.
How to watch NBA All-Star Game 2019 online for free
TBS and TNT are available on all six of the major live TV streaming services. When you’re trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the NBA All-Star Game 2019 for free. For a more complete rundown, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV offers two cable packages based on your particular needs (Sling Orange and Sling Blue), both of which cost $25 per month. You’ll find TBS and TNT in both packages, but if you have to choose only one, we’d recommend Sling Blue, a sports-heavy package that also includes FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and NFL Network. That’s in addition to great entertainment options like FX, AMC, and Lifetime. To get ESPN channels, Freeform, and Disney, you’ll want to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue, which costs $40 per month. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. You’ll also get on-demand content including countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Bravo, ESPN, USA, and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
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- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. Plus, it comes and TBS and TNT, so you’ll be able to watch the NBA All-Star Game 2019. There are tailor-made packages for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels including Food Network, IFC, Bravo, Cartoon Network, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV offers more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
5) DirecTV Now
- Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- DirecTV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check local availability)
DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s answer to online streaming. If you simply must have the most channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 of them in its most expensive package. Of course, its basic $40-a-month Live a Little plan will get you access to TBS, where you can stream the NBA All-Star Game 2019 (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
While you don’t need a PlayStation console to use Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service, it certainly wouldn’t hurt. It looks fantastic on a PS4 and lets you jump from gaming to streaming on one device. One subscription lets you stream on up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
NBA All-Star Weekend schedule
The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend runs Feb. 15-17. Here’s the full event schedule, along with the channel each event will be broadcast on. All times Eastern.
Friday, Feb. 15:
- 9:30am, MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Media Day & Practice
- 11am, MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Practice on NBA TV
- 5pm, Hall of Fame Announcement on NBA TV
- 7pm, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles on ESPN
- 9pm, MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars on TNT
Saturday, Feb. 16:
- 9:30am, NBA All-Star Media Day & Practice on NBA TV
- 8pm, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, including the 3-point contest and Slam Dunk content on TNT
Sunday, Feb. 17
- 3pm, NBA Legends Brunch on NBA TV
- 8pm, 68th NBA All-Star Game on TNT and TBS
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.