WNBA All-Star Game 2022: Live stream, how to watch online, format, rosters, TV channel, start time

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After an exciting first half of the season, the 2022 WNBA All-Star Weekend has arrived. The league’s best and brightest gather in Chicago as the city hosts the festivities for the very first time.

The action started with All-Star on Saturday, which included the 3-Point Contest and the Skills Challenge. Defending 3-point champion Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky made history by winning the event for a fourth time. Meanwhile, New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu won the Skills Challenge.

The All-Star Game between Team Wilson and Team Stewart will take place on Sunday afternoon. This year, the game will once again be 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 about Sunday’s star-studded exhibit:

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.

The league also announced a set of special rules for the All-Star Game:

  • 4 point shots: There will be two 4-point shooting zones on each side of the pitch. They will each be 28 feet from the basket and any shots taken from these areas will be worth four points.
  • 20 second shot clock: During the regular season and playoff games, the WNBA uses a 24-second clock. This was shortened to 20 seconds for the All-Star Game. It will always reset to 14 seconds after any offensive rebound.
  • No free throws: In all cases where a player is fouled and shoots free throws, they will simply receive the points instead. For example, if a player is fouled while shooting a 3-pointer, he will not shoot a free throw and will be credited with three points instead. The only exception is the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime if necessary. At this stage of the game, free throws will be taken as normal.