2022 WNBA All-Star Game: Live Stream, Watch Online, Format, Lineups, 3-Point Contest, Participants, TV, Time

After an exciting first half of the season, the 2022 WNBA All-Star Weekend is almost here. In just days, the league’s best and brightest will gather in Chicago as the city hosts the festivities for the very first time.

The action will begin 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. Skills Challenge participants have yet to be 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 played with the playground-style captain’s choice format, and A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart were named captains for receiving the most fan votes. Retired legends Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird were also named co-captains by the league. After a trade in the All-Star Draft, Fowles will be paired with Wilson, while Bird will be paired with Seattle Storm teammate Stewart.

Before 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, IL
  • TV: ESP | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)

3 point contest

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

Participants will have 70 seconds to take as many shots as possible. 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 is an overview of the participants:

Ariel Atkins

Washington Mystics

Rhyne Howard

Atlanta Dream

Jewel Loyd

Seattle Storm

Arike Ogunbowale

Dallas Wings

Plum Kelsey

Ace of Las Vegas

Allie Quigley

chicago sky

Skills Challenge

Details and participants of the Skills Challenge have yet to be announced.

2022 WNBA All-Star Game

  • Date: Sunday July 10 | Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wintrust Arena – Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: ABC | Direct: 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 pick format. Unsurprisingly, Las Vegas aces A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm received the most fan votes and were named captains. To honor some retired legends, Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird were chosen as co-captains by the league. After a trade in the All-Star Draft, Fowles was paired with Wilson, while Bird was paired with Stewart.

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

Here is an overview of the full lists (starters in bold):

Team Wilson

A’ja Wilson

Ace of Las Vegas

Front yard

Captain

Sylvia Fowles

Seattle Storm

Front yard

Captain

Candice Parker

chicago sky

Front yard

No. 1

Plum Kelsey

Ace of Las Vegas

Rear area

#3

Sabrina Ionescu

New York Freedom

Rear area

Number 6

Rhyne Howard

Atlanta Dream

Rear area

No. 8

Cherica Hamby

Ace of Las Vegas

Front yard

No. 10

Courtney Vandersloot

chicago sky

Rear area

No. 12

Ariel Atkins

Washington Mystics

Rear area

No. 14

Brionna Jones

Connecticut Sun

Front yard

No. 16

Natasha Howard

New York Freedom

Front yard

No. 18

Team Stewart

Breanna Stewart

Seattle Storm

Front yard

Captain

Sue Bird

Seattle Storm

Rear area

Captain

Jackie Young

Ace of Las Vegas

Rear area

No. 2

Jonquel Jones

Connecticut Sun

Front yard

Number 4

Nneka Ogwumike

Los Angeles Sparks

Front yard

#5

Jewel Loyd

Seattle Storm

Rear area

No. 7

Kahleah Copper

chicago sky

Rear area

No. 9

Skylar Diggins Smith

Phoenix Mercury

Rear area

No. 11

Alyssa Thomas

Connecticut Sun

Front yard

No. 13

Arike Ogunbowale

Dallas Wings

Rear area

No. 15

Emma Meesseman

chicago sky

Front yard

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 for drug trafficking since February. During a court appearance on Thursday, she pleaded guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison.