The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition basketball game played by the best players from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The game is held during the NBA All-Star Weekend, which includes a variety of other events such as the Rising Stars Challenge, the 3-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest. The NBA All-Star Game is typically held in late February or early March and is played by teams made up of players from the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The game is played in an East vs West format, with the winners of the game being determined by the team that scores the most points. The NBA All-Star Game is known for its high-scoring action and exciting plays, and it is often viewed as a showcase of the best players in the league.