The NBA All-Star weekend is one of the biggest events of the season. Thousands of media members, players and fans descended on Orlando to participate in a variety of games, competitions and other events. While the All-Star game itself won’t be played until Sunday afternoon, there is plenty of action taking place all weekend long.
On Friday the league hosted the NBA Celebrity Challenge and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, both of which dazzled the crowd.
Here’s a look back at some of the most exciting moments from Friday.
Friday All Star Interviews
Friday All-Star Celebrity Game
Friday Rising Stars Challenge
First day of activities:
John Wall gets up for a flush from Brooks:
Jeremy Lin oops it up to Blake Griffin:
Ricky Rubio goes between the legs: