All-Star Weekend is finally here, and the Golden State Warriors will be well-represented at various events throughout the weekend.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are both starters for the Western Conference All-Star team, Steve Kerr and his coaching staff will coach the West All-Stars, and Curry and Thompson are participating in some All-Star Saturday night events as well.
Although the majority of the All-Star events start today, both Curry and Thompson have already gone through many round of interviews and photo shoots in the media circuit in the past couple days.
In addition to the normal interviews and photo shoots, Curry has appeared on Good Morning America, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and he has had various Under Armour events, including the official launch party for his signature shoe, the Curry One.
Here are some videos and photos from the appearances:
Thompson’s schedule hasn’t been quite as busy, but yesterday, he unveiled his own signature shoe with ANTA called the KT Fire, in addition to the interviews and photo shoots.
Here’s a video from the unveiling of the KT Fire:
Here at Golden Gate Sports, we’ve got you covered for All-Star weekend, Warriors fans. Below, you will find a schedule for all the All-Star events that include Warriors players or coaches.
Friday, February 13th:
You can start off All-Star Weekend by watching NBA All-Star Media Day on NBA TV, and they will be airing it throughout the day. If you want to see interviews with Curry and Thompson, make sure you turn on NBA TV.
The All-Star weekend officially starts tonight though with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The Warriors don’t have a participant in the Rising Stars Challenge for just the second time in the last six years, but Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry will be coaching the best first and second year players from the U.S., as they go up against the best first and second year international players.
Saturday, February 14th:
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than watching basketball all day?
Starting at 8 AM PT, NBA TV will be airing the official NBA All-Star practice where fans can see Curry, Thompson, and the Warriors coaching staff prepare for the All-Star Game on Sunday. If you don’t want to wake up that early on a Saturday (I don’t blame you), then you can also catch the practice when NBA TV re-airs it at 11 AM PT.
During this practice, Curry and John Wall will compete in the Battle of the Game Changers, brought to you by Degree. Here’s more info on the battle:
Saturday night will be arguably the most exciting part of the weekend though. The Saturday night events start at 5:30 PM PT and can be seen on TNT.
The Warriors will have participants in the Degree Shooting Stars event and, of course, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.
Curry and his father, Dell Curry, will compete in the Shooting Stars event for the second year in a row. They will also have Sue Bird on their team, who is an eight-time WNBA All-Star and current WNBA player for the Seattle Storm. The Curry father and son team didn’t win last year, but look for them to make a splash at this year’s event.
Next up, the event we’re all waiting for: the Three-Point Contest. For the first time in a while, people are looking forward to the Three-Point Contest more than the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. This year’s Three-Point Contest will feature some incredible shooters including the Splash Brothers, Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews, James Harden, J.J. Redick, Kyrie Irving, and reigning champ Marco Belinelli.
This is the fourth time Curry will compete in this contest and the first time for Thompson. We’ll see if Curry can turn his luck around in this contest and if Thompson dominate the contest in his first try.
Sunday, February 15th:
Now onto the main event. The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is on Sunday at 5:30 PM PT and can be seen on TNT.
This event will be especially exciting for Warriors fans, as this is the first time since 1993 that the Warriors have had two All-Stars. The Splash Brothers will be representing the Warriors, their fans, and the Western Conference in the starting lineup, and Kerr will be coaching the West team. Curry was the leading vote-getting in All-Star voting, and this will be the first All-Star Game for Thompson.
If you need a little more basketball to fill your Sunday, then you can watch the NBA D-League All-Star Game at 11 AM PT on NBA TV, which will feature two players who have played with the Warriors’ D-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, for the majority of the season: James Michael McAdoo and Elliot Williams.
Happy All-Star Weekend, Dub Nation! Enjoy!