Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The 62nd All-Star Game features the usual best-and-brightest in the NBA, plus a pregame performance by Ke$ha!
As far as exhibition games are concerned, the NBA All-Star game might be the best collection of athletic ability going, and the 62nd version of the event takes place on Sunday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Following a pre-game show from Ludacris, B.o.B., and Ke$ha, the All-Star game is set to tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET. Starters in the Eastern Conference include Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics for sure. Potential starter Carmelo Anthony, who suffered an arm contusion earlier this week, could miss the event, and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is out for the year.
The Western Conference is a bit more certain as far as starters go, with Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin holding down the forward spots and Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant in the backcourt. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will also make the start.
Eastern Conference reserves are as follows: Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets) and Joakim Noah (Bulls).
Here are the West reserves: LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), James Harden (Houston Rockets), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), Tony Parker (Spurs), Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).
The game will be televised on TNT and can be tuned in to on the radio on ESPN Radio.