The 2017 NBA Skills Challenge is a competition involving speed, ball-handling, passing, and shooting. This will be the 15th edition of the contest, and we might be starting to see a changing of the guard. In 2016, Karl-Anthony Towns became the first big man to ever win the NBA Skills Challenge, breaking the 13-year shutout.
There is a decent chance that we’ll see another forward or center bring home the trophy this year, as the field consists of four guards and four big men. Here’s the list of players competing in this year’s Skills Challenge, complete with their gambling odds courtesy of Sportsbook.
NBA Skills Challenge Odds
Isaiah Thomas (Celtics): +200
John Wall (Wizards): +240
Devin Booker (Suns): +400
Gordon Hayward (Jazz): +800
Anthony Davis (Pelicans): +1000
Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks): +1000
DeMarcus Cousins (Kings): +1500
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets): +1500
Now that you know who to throw a few bucks on, let’s break down all of the different ways you can watch the Skills Challenge.
NBA Skills Challenge Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Channel: TNT
How To Live Stream The NBA Skills Challenge Online
If you already have a cable or satellite provider, you can watch the competition online at Watch TNT. You just need your log-in and password information and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the contest through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes TNT and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream TNT online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch The NBA Skills Challenge On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s contest on your TV or computer, you can still roll with TNT. All you have to do is download the Watch TNT app from the App Store or Google Play.
For Sling TV users, you can watch the action on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app in the App Store and in Google Play where you can watch TNT for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.