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2013 NBA All-Star Weekend: Heat will be well represented

The stars of the NBA are on their way to Houston for All-Star Weekend and the Miami Heat will be well represented.

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NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived and as all of the best of the NBA head to Houston, the Miami Heat will be well represented.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will both start for the Eastern Conference while Chris Bosh will join the team as a reserve. As if that wasn't enough, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra will coach the Eastern Conference. Sunday's All-Star Game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT. James and Wade have combined to win three All-Star MVP awards in their careers.

While the All-Star Game may be the marquee event of the weekend, it is just one part of a busy schedule. Some of the league's young stars will be on display in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. As is always the case, there will be plenty of action on Saturday as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night. The Shooting Stars challenge kicks off the night at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Skills Challenge is next up with the three-point contest and slam dunk contest rounding out the night. James Jones participated in the three-point contest each of the last two seasons, but will not compete this season.

The complete schedule for the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend can be found below.


All Times Eastern (ET)

10:30 a.m | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
1:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Media Day Live Stream |
5 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
6 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
9 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
11:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV


All Times Eastern (ET)

Noon | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
3 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
7 p.m. | Commissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Open Court, All-Star | TNT
8 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm | TNT
2013 Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
2013 Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)
11 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
12 a.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV


All times Eastern (ET)

1 p.m. | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
5 p.m. | NBA GameTime All-Star | NBA TV
6 p.m. | Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside the NBA | NBA TV

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