This Friday night tips off the NBA's All Star weekend. This year's event will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina and will feature the league's best participating in events including the Rising Stars game, the Skills competition, three point shoot out and slam dunk contest. Below are this year's participants. Will you be watching this year's events? Who are your picks to win? Let us know below.

Rising Stars Competition (to be played Friday night. Tip off set for 9pm) 

Team USA

  • Jarrett Allen, Nets
  • Marvin Bagley III, Kings
  • Lonzo Ball, Lakers
  • John Collins, Hawks
  • De’Aaron Fox, Kings
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies
  • Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
  • Donovan Mitchell, Jazz
  • Jayson Tatum, Celtics
  • Trae Young, Hawks

World Team

  • OG Anunoby, Raptors
  • DeAndre Ayton, Suns
  • Bogdan Bogdanovich, Kings
  • Luka Doncic, Mavericks
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Clippers
  • Rodion Kurucs, Nets
  • Lauri Markkanen, Bulls
  • Josh Okogie, Timberwolves
  • Cedi Osman, Cavaliers
  • Ben Simmons, Sixers

 

Skills Competition (coverage begins at 8pm on Saturday night)

  • Mike Conley, Grizzlies
  • Luka Doncic, Mavericks
  • Jayson Tatum, Celtics
  • Trae Young, Hawks
  • De’Aaron Fox, Kings
  • Nikola Jokic, Nuggets
  • Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
  • Nikola Vucevic, Magic

3 Point Shooting Contest

  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Stephen Curry, Warriors
  • Kemba Walker, Hornets
  • Damian Lillard, Blazers
  • Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
  • Danny Green, Raptors
  • Seth Curry, Blazers
  • Devin Booker, Suns
  • Joe Harris, Nets
  • Buddy Hield, Kings

Slam Dunk Contest

  • Dennis Smith Jr., Knicks
  • Miles Bridges, Hornets
  • John Collins, Hawks
  • Hamadou Diallo, Thunder

NBA All Star Game (coverage begins at Sunday at 8pm)

Team LeBron

Kevin Durant, Golden State

James Harden, Houston

Kyrie Irving, Boston

Kawhi Leonard, Toronto

LeBron James, L.A. Lakers

LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio

Bradley Beal, Washington

Anthony Davis, New Orleans

Damian Lillard, Portland

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia

Klay Thompson, Golden State

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota

Dwyane Wade, Miami

Team Giannis

Stephen Curry, Golden State

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia

Paul George, Oklahoma City

Kemba Walker, Charlotte

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee

Blake Griffin, Detroit

Nikola Jokic, Denver

Kyle Lowry, Toronto

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

Victor Oladipo, Indiana-injured

D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City