Cleveland 2022 NBA All-Star Game Guide

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — World-class athletes, countless celebrities and throngs of fans from across the country are expected to converge in Cleveland for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, concerts and other associated festivities.

WHO

The NBA’s top talent will take part in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game and various events over the weekend with thousands of fans expected to travel to Northeast Ohio for the league’s annual showcase. .

Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen were the two Cleveland Cavaliers players selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game.

All fans who attend paid events must either provide proof a full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test result. The NBA has partnered with the “CLEAR Health Pass” to make screening more efficient.

There are performances scheduled by notable musicians like DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, rap group Migos, and more.

WHAT

Official events include the Sunday Night NBA All-Star Contest, Celebrity and Rising Star Games, and Slam Dunk Competition.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority All-Star Line Trolley connects visitors between points of interest during the weekend, including Public Square, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and the Wolstein Center.

WHEN

Official NBA events will take place beginning Friday, February 18 and culminating in the All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20. More events are planned throughout the week and weekend.

Highlights include:

  • The whole weekend
    • NBA Crossover 2022 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.) – A showcase of art, fashion, music and entertainment featuring current and former players, celebrities and influencers at the Cleveland Public Auditorium.
    • The Block (Friday 3-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm) – Fan experience with Collin Sexton, local artists and fellow NBA players with musical performances and more at Gordon Green on Detroit Avenue
    • “Enjoy it Like it’s 1993” by Boom Shaka Laka (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-1am) – NBA Jam-themed barcade opens with performances by Fat Jot and guest appearances by Dominique Wilkins, James Worthy, and more in downtown Cleveland Harry Buffalo location.
    • NBA Ice Buckets pop-up court (Friday and Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm) – In Tower City
  • Friday February 18
    • NBA legends and current players, including Darius Garland, dedicate 2,000th Live, Learn, or Play Center – 1 p.m. at Cudell Recreation Center
    • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game – 7 p.m. at Wolstein Center
    • Concert with Offset and his guests – 8 p.m. at the Odéon
    • NBA Rising Stars Tournament Games (with Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro) – 9 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
    • All-Star Celebrity Party Hosted by Rapper Jeezy – 9 p.m. at Windows on the River
    • Concert with Lil Durk and Moneybagg Yo – 9 p.m. at the Erieview Galleria
    • NBA Jamz with Rapper Nelly – 9:30 p.m. at Cleveland Public Auditorium
    • Welcome to Cleveland Party – 10:00 p.m. chance to mingle with VIP guests at Lago
  • Saturday February 19
    • Retired NBA players distribute food during drive-thru distribution with CMSD, Cleveland Food Bank, Sherwin-Williams officials – 10 a.m. at CMSD East Professional Center
    • NBA All-Star Media Day and Practice – 11 a.m. at Wolstein Center
    • NBA HBCU Classic between Morgan State University and Howard University – 2 p.m. at Wolstein Center
    • All-Star Saturday Night Showcase includes Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest – 8 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
    • 50 Cent All-Star Weekend – 9 p.m. party with rapper 50 Cent at Windows on the River
    • Shaq’s 50th anniversary celebration – 9 p.m. at the Odéon
    • Concert with Lil Baby and Gunna – 9 p.m. at the Galleria in Erieview
    • All-Star Party with Rapper Lil Durk – 11 p.m. at DSTRKT Hybrid Lounge on St. Clair Avenue
  • Sunday February 20
    • NBA G League Next Gem Game – 2 p.m. at Wolstein Center
    • Pre-match concert with Jack Harlow – 3 p.m. at the Public Auditorium
    • NBA All-Star Game – 8 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
    • Concert with rappers Kodak Black, Jeezy and Fabolous – 9pm at the Galleria at Erieview
    • All-Star Celebrity Experience with Meek Mill – 10 p.m. at DSTRKT Hybrid Lounge on St. Clair Avenue

OR

Activities and attractions will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, including Sunday night’s game, as well as Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center and Public Auditorium.

HOW? ‘OR’ WHAT

Tickets for the various events can be purchased online at NBA.com.

This story will be updated.

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