The NBA All-Star Game will be online for free, as will many other less-interesting All-Star Weekend events
Sure, you could watch the game on some malware-infested sports streaming site that makes pop-up boxes appear in your sleep. That’s totally unnecessary when the game is being streamed for free in HD from the official source. No cable subscription required, no struggling to find a dirty stream embedded with Trojan spyware, no out-of-the-blue audio blaring “Congratulations! You just won!”
TNT is lets you watch the NBA All-Star Game live and free of charge with their online service called NBA TNT Overtime. They’re livestreaming the All-Star Game Sunday night, plus the Three-point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. It’s not the exact same broadcast that TV viewers get, but in some ways it’s actually better.
The free livestream schedule for NBA All-Star Weekend is as follows:
Friday Night 7 p.m. ET
Rising Stars Challenge
Saturday Night 8 p.m. ET
Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, Shooting Stars
Sunday Night 8 p.m. ET
2013 NBA All-Star Game
The NBA TNT Overtime livestream is a little different from the TV broadcast. You get a choice of four camera angles, or you can go full-screen on just one. You don't get instant replays, but you can "rewind" using DVR-style controls. You also don't get the game clock, score, or the onscreen graphics, but you do get the gamecalls of Marv Albert for the All-Star Game, and Charles Barkley and Shaq for the Dunk Contest.
There are no legal streams to watch the All-Star Game on a smartphone or tablet. Sprint customers usually get some pretty sweet NBA games on their phones for free – even playoff games, because Sprint is the official NBA cellular service sponsor. But a litany of licensing contracts and agreements dictates that the only game Sprint NBA Game Time will carry is the Friday night's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will not be carried on TNT.