The 2011 NBA All-Star Game takes place this Sunday, Feb. 20, but there is plenty of other action leading up to the game. From the Rookie Game to the All-Star Game, we have the complete schedule of events taking place inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 18
All-Star Celebrity Game, 5:00 p.m. MT, ESPN - Justin Bieber and Magic Johnson headline this year's participants.
Rookie-Sophomore Challenge, 7:00 p.m. MT, TNT - Somewhat surprisingly, Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was not selected for the Sophomore team. However, Nuggets fans could get a look at future member of the team in the Nets' Derrick Favors should a Carmelo Anthony trade go down. Oh, 'Melo will be an assistant coach for the Sophomore team.
Saturday, Feb. 19
All-Star Saturday Night, 6:00 p.m. MT, TNT
3-Point Contest - Voshon Leonard won this contest as a Nugget back in 2004.
Slam Dunk Contest - This is the event everyone loves each year, even if it hasn't been truly exciting for years. Blake Griffin is going to be the big draw here.
Sunday, Feb. 20
2011 NBA All-Star Game, TNT - Carmelo Anthony starts at forward for the Western Conference in the 60th edition of this game.