NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — All-Stars James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the players to compete in the NBA’s first fashion show.
Produced by LeBron James’ Springhill Production Company, the one-hour “NBA All-Star All-Style” will be taped Friday night inside New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and air Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EST on TNT.READ MORE: Sources: Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Officers Had Multiple Weapons, Including AR-15 With 20 Rounds Hidden Under Mattress
It will have three rounds: dressing for the boardroom, a night out and attire worn to the game. The competition will start with eight players, with four advancing to the second round and the top two competing in the finals.
Presented by Samsung Galaxy, the show will feature models and entertainers joining the players. TNT studio analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne are on the judging panel.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Take Down Kings In Shootout
“This is an opportunity to reach out to the casual fan, to extend our audience, to grow our audience and land right at the intersection of sports and pop culture,” Craig Barry, TNT’s senior vice president of production, told Newsday.
The Knicks and Nets will be co-hosting All-Star weekend, with skills events to take place in Brooklyn and the main event Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.MORE NEWS: Knicks' Late Rally Falls Short In Road Loss To Cavaliers
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