NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived and beyond the game itself, the skills competitions of NBA All-Star Saturday Night is one of the most anticipated dates on the sports calendar every year.
This year, the event takes place north of the border at the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Raptors. The NBA All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 14, when the Eastern Conference stars meet the Western Conference stars.
NBA All-Star Saturday night features three marquee events; the Verizon Slam Dunk contest, the NBA All-Star Game Skills Challenge and the Foot Locker Three-Point Shooting Contest.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine won the slam dunk contest last year. The Slam Dunk contest doesn't boast the same level of talent as it has in the past, but it still is chalk full of young NBA stars looking to make a name for themselves as the top dunker in the NBA.
There will be four players participating in the event this year, including LaVine as he looks to defend the title.
Here's a look at everything you need to know about the NBA All-Star Game Verizon Slam Dunk Contest and how to watch both on television and online:
What: The Verizon Slam Dunk Contest
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: WatchTNT and the Watch TNT app
Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
Will Barton, Denver Nuggets
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
2015 - Zach LaVine, Minnesota
2014 - John Wall, Washington
2013 - Terrence Ross, Toronto
2012 - Jeremy Evans, Utah
2011 - Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
2010 - Nate Robinson, New York
When is NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016? Time, TV channel, livestream, NBA All-Star Game festivities
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