All-Star Game Coverage Recap from First Day in Orlando

All-Star Game Coverage Recap from First Day in Orlando


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

Kobe Bryant wonders how GMs missed on Jeremy Lin thinks the Spurs are Championship Contenders

NBA Teams Dwight Howard & Deron Williams together for Day of Service Program –

Steve Nash – “I’m Completely Open –

Derrick Rose just got PAID – Yahoo Sports

Jeremy Lin – “It’s been Unbelievable!” –

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: