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With the Super Bowl in our rearview, it’s time to turn our attention to basketball for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.
As usual, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game promises a battle between the league’s best players in each conference. This year, the Lakers’ LeBron James will captain the Western Conference team, marking his sixth consecutive year as an All-Star captain. This will also be James’ 19th All-Star Game, tieing the record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who James recently surpassed to nab the NBA career scoring record). Opposite James will be Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Eastern Conference team captain.
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If you’re looking to watch the 2023 NBA All-Star Game online, read on. Below, we’ve rounded up a full guide on where to watch the NBA All-Star Game online this year — plus tips on how to get a free livestream of the NBA All-Star Game.
Where to Watch NBA All-Star Game Online: Streaming Guide
TNT is once again the exclusive TV broadcaster for the NBA All-Star Game this year, so tune in there if you’re watching with a cable or satellite package.
Don’t have cable? Not a problem. There are plenty of live TV streaming services that get you access to TNT simulcasts through all your streaming devices. Here are some of our favorites for watching today’s All-Star Game online without cable:
1. Stream NBA All-Star Game on DirecTV Stream
With TNT included in its large lineup of up to 140+ channels, DirecTV Stream is a great way to watch the NBA All-Star Game online. Plus, you get unlimited cloud DVR to record shows or games. Subscriptions start with a five-day free trial (use that to watch the game for free), and then payment kicks in at $69.99 per month for the base-tier package.
2. Stream NBA All-Star Game on Sling
If you’re looking for a more affordable live TV streaming service, check out Sling. For just $40 a month, the service’s Sling Blue package gets you live access to up to 41 channels — including TNT to watch the All-Star Game online. Sling Blue also lets you stream on up to three devices at once, and you get 50 hours of cloud DVR.
3. Stream NBA All-Star Game on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is easily the best bundle deal in streaming. You get access to more than 85 live TV channels (including TNT for the All-Star Game), plus everything in Hulu’s massive on-demand library. But that’s not it: You also get free subscriptions to Disney+ and ESPN+ — all included in Hulu + Live TV’s price of $69.99 a month.
How to Watch NBA All-Star Game Online for Free
Want to watch the 2023 NBA All-Star Game for free? Be sure to take advantage of that five-day free trial offered by DirecTV Stream. You’ll just need to create an account with an email you haven’t used for DirecTV Stream in the past, and you’ll get five days of free live TV. Just be sure to cancel your subscription before the five days are up to avoid paying.
When is the NBA All-Star Game? 2023 Date, Time, Location
The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is happening on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. If you’re in the area and looking for last-minute tickets, you can still pick them up at VivdSeats.com.
2023 NBA All-Star Game Roster, Starters
The NBA All-Star game sees fans, players, and media voting on the game’s starter players. The two players with the most votes are named team captains (this year, James and Antetokounmpo), who draft their team’s rosters from a pool of the starters and reserves. The 14 reserve players are selected by 30 NBA coaches. If a player is voted in as a starter but can’t play due to an injury, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver selects a replacement from the injured player’s conference.
James will get first pick in the draft this year, as he was the top vote-getter. Also, this year’s draft will be slightly different, as it’ll be held right before the game and shown live on TNT — tune in early with any of the above streaming services to watch the draft.
Here’s the full list of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game starters and reserves for each conference.
Eastern Conference starters
Captain: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (injured)
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (replacement)
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
Western Conference starters
Captain: LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz (replacement)
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (replacement)
Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (injured)
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (injured)
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Eastern Conference Reserves
Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
Julius Randle, New York Knicks
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (replacement)
Western Conference Reserves
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (replacement)
De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (replacement)
Paul George, LA Clippers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings