McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest 2017: Start Time, TV Channel & Live Stream

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The best high-school players on the planet are in Chicago this week for the annual McDonald’s All-American exhibition, but before the actual game takes place, the best dunkers will look to put on a show Monday night.

Winners of this contest in the past include players such as Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, Dwayne Bacon and, most recently, Duke’s Frank Jackson.

With a number of exciting leapers in this year’s class, the 2017 showcase should be an entertaining one. Here’s everything you need to know to watch:

2017 Powerade Jam Fest Viewing Info

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET (Powerade Jam Fest consists of three events: Three-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest, and Legends and Stars Shootout)

TV Channel: ESPN 2

Live Stream: WatchESPN or Sling TV; Read on for a complete rundown of how to watch on mobile or other devices:

2017 Powerade Jam Fest Live Stream

There are a couple different options, depending on whether or not you have a cable subscription or log-in information.

How to Watch on Desktop if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

Users without a cable subscription can watch ESPN 2 via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange, which includes ESPN and ESPN 2

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching

How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch ESPN 2’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)


Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.

How to Watch on Desktop if You Have a Cable Log-In

ESPN 2 can be watched live online via You will need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to watch the stream.

How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Have a Cable Log-In

If you’re a cable subscriber and are looking to watch ESPN 2 on your mobile or streaming devices, you can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store


Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.