NEW YORK (AP) -All-Star Saturday night is heading to the big screen.
The event will be shown live in 3D to 80 digitally equipped theaters, the NBA and Turner Sports announced Wednesday. It's the first fully marketed deal to deliver an NBA event to the public in live 3D.
All-Star Saturday, featuring events such as the slam dunk contest and 3-point shootout, will take place Feb. 14 in Phoenix and be televised by TNT. It will be distributed by Cinedigm Digital Cinema to as many as 160 screens in 35 states.
``The last few seasons we have embraced 3D HD as a new and innovative way to experience the excitement of our game and look forward to putting fans coast-to-coast in a courtside seat for All-Star Saturday Night,'' Steve Hellmuth, the NBA's executive vice president of operations and technology, said in a statement.
This will be the league's fourth 3D HD event, but first shown nationwide.
ericks showed a regular-season game at the Landmark Theater in Dallas last season.
Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Heat vs. Hawks Prediction Are the Miami Heat a solid underdog play tonight in Atlanta when they visit the Hawks at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Hornets Pick Can the Charlotte Hornets keep the Detroit Pistons from winning back-to-back games when the two meet up tonight at...
Thumbnail Cleveland could face short-handed scenario The Cavaliers have won seven straight meetings against the Knicks. But can the defending champs keep the magic going tonight in spite of a slew of bumps and...
Thumbnail Magic vs. Wizards Prediction The Magic are in Washington tonight to take on the Wizards at 7:00PM ET. Are they a solid underdog play?
Thumbnail Bulls vs. Pistons Prediction Will the Chicago Bulls be able to bounce back when they face the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages