While neither team has an All-Star, both of Los Angeles' NBA franchises will be well-represented at this weekend's festivities.
NBA All-Star Weekend, set to be held at Staples Center, kicks off on Friday with the Celebrity Game and Rising Stars challenge. The Slam Dunk Contest, Skills Challenge and Three-Point Competition will be held the following day, with the culmination occurring on Sunday afternoon with the game itself.
No players from the Lakers or Clippers will take part in Sunday's game, but the team's will still have a presence on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Three Lakers will be featured in the Rising Stars challenge: rookies Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball, and second-year forward Brandon Ingram. It is uncertain if Ball will participate, as he has been sidelined with a knee injury for the past few weeks.
On Saturday, Clippers forward Tobias Harris will take part in the Three-Point Competition, while his teammate, Lou Williams, competes in the Skills Challenge.
In addition to the current players representing on the court, ex-Clipper Paul Pierce will serve as a player-coach in the All-Star Celebrity Game.
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