The Magic will be hosting the rest of the NBA and the world as the All-Star festivities come to Orlando an the new Amway Center this weekend. Here is the complete schedule of events.
Friday, February 24th
7 pm: Celebrity All-Star Game: Justin Beiber won the MVP of this game last year, so I think it's fair to say you can go ahead and skip this one if you have something else more important going on; like anything.
9 pm: Rising Stars Challenge: The top rookies and sophomores play a pick-up All-Star game of their own. A goo chance to see Norris Cole of the Heat, but more importantly, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin.
Saturday February 25th
8 pm: NBA All-Stat Saturday Night: This used to be the best event of the whole weekend, but it has been watered down a little bit in the last few years. But depending on how the Dunk contest goes, it could return to it's old glory any year now. No Blake Griffin certainly helps. Other events include the three-point shootout and the Skills Challenge.
Sunday February 26th
7 pm: NBA All-Star Game: This is the big show. We get three quarters of alley-oops and highlight real plays then get to watch Kobe jack up a bunch of shots in crush time to ensure he wins MVP if the West wins.
For more on the Heat, head over to our Miami blog Peninsula is Mightier. Our Orlando Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post will have more on the entire weekend.