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NBA All-Star Weekend 2022 is officially here as the city of Cleveland becomes the center of the NBA world for the next few days. Tonight, things kick off at the Wolstein Center with the annual All-Star Celebrity Game which will feature the likes of City of Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Browns superstar Myles Garrett as well as Houston native and Cleveland transplant Machine Gun Kelly. After that, the action shifts over to the Rising Stars Game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The event always highlights the league's young up-and-coming talent and this year will feature two Cavaliers in Isaac Okoro and Evan Mobley.
Tickets are still available to both events and can be purchased on SeatGeek, the official ticketing provider of the Cleveland Cavaliers. But, for those who are unable to attend Friday's events or any of the events this weekend, there is still plenty to do around downtown Cleveland during the ongoing festivities. Today at Right Down Euclid we'll highlight what to do off the court around downtown Cleveland during NBA All-Star 2022.
The ultimate street party at Ruffles and Mountain Dew's The Block
For all three days during All-Star weekend, Mountain Dew and Ruffles, the official soft drink and chip of the NBA, are throwing the ultimate street event called The Block. Toted as a hub celebrating all things hoops culture, The Block is giving an unparalleled look at some of the biggest stars across the league with a weekend full of excitement.
Familiar faces such as Cleveland's own Darius Garland and Collin Sexton will be in attendance as well as former Cavaliers legends like Richard Jefferson. Not only that, but Bulls superstar Zach LaVine and Celtics stud Jayson Tatum will also be present as well. Here's a breakdown of who will be attending The Block each day during NBA All-Star 2022:
- Friday, February 18 (3-7 PM ET)
- DJ Mike P, 3:00 PM ET
- Richard Jefferson, 3:15 PM ET
- Tacko Fall, 3:30 PM ET
- Darius Garland, 4:00 PM ET
- Collin Sexton, 4:00 PM ET
- Saturday, February 19 (12-7 PM ET)
- DJ Commando, 12:00 PM ET
- Cole Anthony, 12:45 PM ET
- Juan Toscano Anderson, 12:45 PM ET
- Luke Kennard, 1:30 PM ET
- Flight 2K, 1:30 PM ET
- Zach LaVine, 2:00 PM ET
- Tyrese Maxey, 2:00 PM ET
- Dr. Disrespect, 2:00 PM ET
- Ilthy, 2:00 PM ET
- A'ja Wilson, 2:15 PM ET
- Ronnie 2K, 2:30 PM ET
- Obi Toppin, 2:45 PM ET
- Jayson Tatum, 4:00 PM ET
- Live Music: Gunna, 6:00 PM ET
- Sunday, February 20 (12-7 PM ET)
- DJ Commando, 12:00 PM ET
- Gary Payton, 1:00 PM ET
- #LiveAtTheBlock Twitter Show – 5:00 PM ET
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All attendees must show a valid ID and provide proof of full vaccination for entry. Additionally, everyone is required to wear an approved face covering while attending The Block. Masks must cover your nose and mouth, and fit securely under your chin and the sides of your face. The event will be free and open to the public.
Explore limited edition collabs, products, installations and experiences highlighting Cleveland at the Cavs Stockroom
Bringing together the very best of sports and culture, the Cavs Stockroom within the StockX Factory will be a must-see stop for fans planning to visit Cleveland during NBA All-Star Weekend. The ground level of the historic May Co. Building will be completely transformed into a mecca of retail, fashion, art, celebrity and hype culture.
The Cavs Stockroom features exclusive product collaborations with the Cavaliers that pay homage to the game of basketball and 2022 NBA All-Star in The Land. Fans can shoot hoops on a special half-court installation from Tiffany & Co. and Arsham Studio outfitted in the iconic, distinctive shade of Tiffany Blue. Other featured brands include Human Made x Kid Cudi, Hidden NY, J Balvin, Sean Wotherspoon, Jeff Hamilton, Full Court Press, New Era, Mitchell and Ness, Franchise Magazine, New York Sunshine and others. Products are extremely limited. Local COVID-19 protocols and guidelines will also be strictly enforced as well.
Cavs Stockroom X StockX Factory Hours:
- Friday, February 18; 11 AM – 6 PM ET
- Saturday, February 19; 11 AM – 6 PM ET
- Sunday, February 20; 10 AM – 3 PM ET
The ultimate NBA All-Star event for fans everywhere at NBA Crossover
Finally, for $30 fans can attend NBA Crossover each day individually or for $75 for the entire weekend. NBA Crossover is an interactive fan event that showcases the convergence of the NBA and pop culture. The event will also feature unique activations focused on the art, music, fashion, technology and entertainment that surround today’s game. Current and former NBA players are expected to make an appearance as well, giving an opportunity for fans to connect with some of the league's greats.
Media members were invited to the event on Thursday evening prior to the launch of NBA Crossover to the public. When you first walk in, you're greeted by familiar sights from the iconic NBA 75th anniversary commercial featuring actor Michael B. Jordan serving as both the narrator and bus driver. Alongside that are posters that feature references to some of the most iconic NBA Finals and All-Star games ever played. If you want to take an Instagram shot to show off to your friends and family, this is definitely the spot to take a quick picture.
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After that, fans can walk through a diamond-themed museum that showcases jerseys, posters and news clippings from iconic moments throughout the league's storied history. Once you're through there, things open up even more for fans with various event spaces and shops. There are interactive spots sponsored by Meta Quest, Yahoo Sports, AT&T and plenty of others as well that give memorable experiences and plenty of free prizes to take home. Food and drinks are also available towards the main stage in the back of the convention center, featuring tons of local Cleveland eateries. Finally, there are more spots to take Instagram candids as well – including with the Larry O'Brien trophy as well as a diamond-themed mirror room.
All in all, there are plenty of opportunities available to explore during NBA All-Star Weekend even if you are unable to get tickets to the main events. Whether it's presented by Mountain Dew, the Cavaliers or the NBA itself, there are plenty of options available. Come down to Cleveland, where it's quite literally the center of the basketball world.
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