|Date||February 20, 2022|
|Arena||Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse|
TBS (as all-star game)
|NBA All-Star Game|
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 20, 2022. It will be the 71st edition of the event. The game will be hosted by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
This will be the third time the Cleveland area will host the All-Star Game, the first being in 1981 at the Coliseum in nearby Richfield, Ohio, and most recently in 1997—three years after the Cavaliers moved back to downtown Cleveland to play in the newly built Gund Arena which is now known as Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Coincidentally, on the occasion Cleveland hosted an All-Star Game, the NBA celebrated its 35th season (1981), 50th anniversary (1997), and 75th anniversary (2022).
The game will be televised nationally by TNT for the 20th consecutive year.
The announcement of the site selection was made on November 1, 2018 at a press conference held by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
If selected, current 17-time All-Star LeBron James will have the opportunity to tie Kobe Bryant for second most All-Star selections, and extend his record of consecutive selection, games played, and starts. The record for most selections is 19, held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which James could tie as early as 2023. 11-time All-Stars Chris Paul and Kevin Durant could move up from the current 9-player tie for the 24th most All-Star selections into what would be an 11-way tie for the 14th most All-Star appearances should they both receive a 12th.