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NBA All-Star skills participants: Full lineups for Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest & more in 2023

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The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend is set to tip off on Friday, Feb. 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

All eyes will be on All-Star Saturday Night’s skills competitions, highlighted by the 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest that fans look forward to every year.

Even though the Slam Dunk Contest is missing the usual household names, the four participants reportedly selected are among the highest flyers in the NBA today. Fans will get their fix of NBA stars in the 3-Point Contest beforehand, with All-Stars like Damian Lillard and Tyrese Haliburton reportedly set to participate.

The participants for each event will be announced at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 14 on TNT.

Which players will be looking to steal the show this weekend? Here’s a breakdown of the major All-Star events and participants involved.

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2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants

The Slam Dunk Contest features four players competing in two rounds. Each player will attempt two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined scores for their two dunks will then advance to the final round. The finalists will attempt two more dunks, and the player with the highest combined score will win the Slam Dunk Contest.

The four Slam Dunk Contest participants have been reported as Kenyon Martin Jr. (Rockets), Mac McClung (Delaware Blue Coats, G League), Trey Murphy III (Pelicans) and Jericho Sims (Knicks).

The table below will be updated when the participants become official.

Player Team

Trail Blazers rookie high-flyer Shaedon Sharpe was supposed to be in the Slam Dunk Contest, but he reportedly changed his mind to focus on the rest of Portland’s season.

2023 NBA 3-Point Contest participants

The eight 3-Point Contest participants will shoot at the typical five locations along the arc with four racks of four regular balls (one point) and one money ball (two points), plus one special rack of five money balls. Players can choose their favorite spots for the money ball racks.

Two “Starry Zones” will sit six feet behind the 3-point line. Each zone holds one money ball worth three points. With the addition of these zones, the NBA has increased the time limit from 60 seconds to 70 seconds and the maximum score from 34 points to 40 points.

The contest is separated into two rounds with the three highest-scoring players from the first round advancing to the final round. The player with the highest score in the final round will be crowned the winner.

The reported 2023 3-Point Contest participants are Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Kevin Huerter (Kings), Tyler Herro (Heat), Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers), Buddy Hield (Pacers), Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers), Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers) and Lauri Markkanen (Jazz).

The table below will be updated when the participants become official.

Player Team

2023 NBA Skills Challenge participants

The Skills Challenge puts three teams of three players through a four-round competition that tests their dribbling, passing and shooting abilities. The two teams with the most points through the first three rounds will advance to the final round. The complete round-by-round breakdown can be found here.

The participants for the 2023 Skills Challenge have not been announced. Check back later for updates.

Player Team

NBA All-Star schedule 2023

NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off on Friday with the All-Star Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Challenge. The skills competitions will be held on Saturday, and the All-Star Game will take place on Sunday.

Friday, Feb. 17

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 7 p.m. ESPN
Rising Stars Challenge 9 p.m. TNT

Saturday, Feb. 18

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA All-Star Practice 1 p.m. NBA TV
NBA x HBCU Classic 4 p.m. ESPN2, NBA TV, TNT
All-Star Saturday Night
(Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest)
8 p.m. TNT

Sunday, Feb. 19

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA Legends Awards 1 p.m. NBA TV & NBA App
NBA G League Next Up Game 3 p.m. NBA TV
NBA All-Star Draft 7:30 p.m. TNT
NBA All-Star Game 8:30 p.m. TNT

Credit: sportingnews.com

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