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2013 NBA All-Star Weekend: Four Knicks to take part in events

The 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived and the New York Knicks will be well represented both in the game and the events leading up to the game.

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The first half of the NBA season is in the books, but before the second half begins, the top stars from around the league are headed to Houston for the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend. Carmelo Anthony is an All-Star once again and will be joined by three teammates in the events.

The notable events begin Friday night with the Rising Star Challenge, but no Knicks are participating in the event. Small forward Steve Novak will be the first Knick to compete as he participates in the three-point contest. Novak is shooting 44.1 percent on three-point attempts this season. Shooting guard James White will follow Novak as he participates in the slam dunk contest. Both events are part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT.

Carmelo Anthony will start for the Eastern Conference in Sunday's All-Star game with Tyson Chandler coming off the bench. Anthony will be making his sixth NBA All-Star appearance while Chandler will make the first All-Star appearance of his career. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT.

In addition to the main events, there are a number of other events going on during All-Star weekend. The complete schedule 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