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2022 WNBA All-Star Game: Live stream, watch online, format, rosters, 3-Point Contest, participants, TV, time

After an exciting first half of the season, the 2022 WNBA All-Star Weekend has nearly arrived. In just a few days, the league’s best and brightest will convene in Chicago as the city hosts the festivities for the first time ever. 

The action will start with the return of All-Star Saturday, which will feature the 3-Point Contest and the Skills Challenge. Defending 3-Point champion Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky, who has won the event a record three times, will be back to defend her crown. Participants for the Skills Challenge have not yet been announced. 

The All-Star Game between Team Wilson and Team Stewart will then take place on Sunday afternoon. This year the game is once again being played with the playground-style captain’s picks format, and A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart were named captains for receiving the most fan votes. Retiring legends Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird were also named co-captains by the league. After a trade during the All-Star draft, Fowles will be paired with Wilson, while Bird will be paired with Stewart, her Seattle Storm teammate. 

Ahead of the excitement, here’s everything you need to know:

2022 WNBA All-Star Saturday

  • Date: Saturday, July 9 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: McCormick Place — Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)

3-Point Contest

The 3-Point Contest will be back for a fifth straight year and will pit the league’s best shooters against each other in a timed competition. There will be five racks with five balls each spaced out around the arc. Four of the racks will contain four regular balls worth one point and one “money ball” worth two points. One of the racks will be the “money ball rack” and will contain five “money balls” worth two points. In addition, there will be two “DEW ZONE” locations well beyond the 3-point line. Each one will contain one special “DEW ZONE ball” worth three points. 

Participants will have 70 seconds to make as many shots as they can. The three players with the highest score in the first round will advance to the championship round. The player with the highest score in the championship round will be the winner. Here’s a look at the participants:

Ariel Atkins

Washington Mystics

Rhyne Howard

Atlanta Dream

Jewell Loyd

Seattle Storm

Arike Ogunbowale

Dallas Wings

Kelsey Plum

Las Vegas Aces

Allie Quigley

Chicago Sky

Skills Challenge

Details and participants for the Skills Challenge have not yet been announced.

2022 WNBA All-Star Game

  • Date: Sunday, July 10 | Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wintrust Arena — Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: ABC | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)

After using a special Team USA vs. Team WNBA format last year to promote the Olympics, the league has returned to the captain’s picks format. Unsurprisingly, the Las Vegas Aces A’ja Wilson and the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart received the most fan votes and were named captains. To honor some retiring legends, Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird were picked as co-captains by the league. After a trade during the All-Star Draft, Fowles was paired with Wilson, while Bird was paired with Stewart.

Wilson had the first overall pick, and chose the hometown star Candace Parker, while Stewart selected Jackie Young with her first choice. Team Wilson will be coached by Becky Hammon and the Aces staff, while James Wade the Sky staff will be in charge of Team Stewart. 

Here’s a look at the full rosters (starters in bold):

Team Wilson

A’ja Wilson

Las Vegas Aces

Frontcourt

Captain

Sylvia Fowles

Seattle Storm

Frontcourt

Captain

Candace Parker

Chicago Sky

Frontcourt

No. 1

Kelsey Plum

Las Vegas Aces

Backcourt

No. 3

Sabrina Ionescu

New York Liberty

Backcourt

No. 6

Rhyne Howard

Atlanta Dream

Backcourt

No. 8

Dearica Hamby

Las Vegas Aces

Frontcourt

No. 10

Courtney Vandersloot

Chicago Sky

Backcourt

No. 12

Ariel Atkins

Washington Mystics

Backcourt

No. 14

Brionna Jones

Connecticut Sun

Frontcourt

No. 16

Natasha Howard

New York Liberty

Frontcourt

No. 18

Team Stewart

Breanna Stewart

Seattle Storm

Frontcourt

Captain

Sue Bird

Seattle Storm

Backcourt

Captain

Jackie Young

Las Vegas Aces

Backcourt

No. 2

Jonquel Jones

Connecticut Sun

Frontcourt

No. 4

Nneka Ogwumike

Los Angeles Sparks

Frontcourt

No. 5

Jewell Loyd

Seattle Storm

Backcourt

No. 7

Kahleah Copper

Chicago Sky

Backcourt

No. 9

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Phoenix Mercury

Backcourt

No. 11

Alyssa Thomas

Connecticut Sun

Frontcourt

No. 13

Arike Ogunbowale

Dallas Wings

Backcourt

No. 15

Emma Meesseman

Chicago Sky

Frontcourt

No. 17

In addition to the players selected to participate in the game, the league named Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner an honorary All-Star. She has been detained in Russia on drug charges since February. During a court appearance on Thursday, she pleaded guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison. 

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