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Encyclopedia > NBA All Star Game

The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. From that year on, the game has matched the best players in the Eastern Conference against the best in the Western Conference. NBA redirects here. ... Boston Garden ISBN 0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1998 after the completion of its new successor arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...

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Selection Process

The participants are currently chosen in two ways. The first is via fan ballot, with the leading vote getters at each position starting the game, secondly the reserves are chosen by a vote among the head coaches of the squad's particular conference.[1] Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players. If a player is injured and cannont participate, the commissioner will select a replacement.


The coaches who currently lead the team with the most wins in their conference through the Sunday two weeks before the game will coach their respective conferences. The coach cannot coach the team in consecutive seasons.[1] This is the so-called "Riley Rule" so named because coach Pat Riley's Lakers teams of the 1980's won so often that he coached the Western Conference team nearly every season in the 1980's. In the event that a coach's team repeats as the best record holder the coach from the team with the next best record will serve as All-Star coach for that conference. Pat Riley reacts to a call during a game. ...


Features of the All-Star Game

The All-Star Game is played under normal NBA rules, but there are notable differences from an average game.


Since the starting All-Stars are selected by fan vote, players often start the game at atypical positions. For instance, in 2007 Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady had the two highest fan vote totals among Western Conference guards. As both players normally play shooting guard, McGrady, who is 6'8" (203 cm), will start the game as a point guard, a position usually manned by a much smaller player. Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Shooting guard (SG), also known as “two guard” or “off guard”,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Point guard (PG), also called the “one guard” or “lead guard“, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ...


The player introductions are usually accompanied by a significant amount of fanfare, including lighting effects, dance music, and pyrotechnics. Special uniforms are designed for the game each year, usually with a red, white, and blue color scheme. A major recording artist typically sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to tipoff. One of the more memorable performances was given by Marvin Gaye during the 1983 game. Gaye was accompanied by a drum machine and used numerous elements of soul music and funk. The entire audience was clapping along as the song reached its last line. Pyrotechnics are used in the entertainment industry The band Rammsteins stage acts centers largely around pyrotechnics Pyrotechnics is a field of study often thought synonymous with the manufacture of fireworks, but more accurately it has a wider scope that includes items for military and industrial uses. ... A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organisation whilst participating in that organisations activity. ... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title Defense of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... A clap is the sound made by striking together two flat surfaces, as in the body parts of humans or animals. ...


Gameplay usually involves players attempting spectacular slam dunks and alley oops. Defensive effort is limited and the final score of the game is generally much higher than an average NBA game. The coaches also try to give most of the reserve players some time on the court instead of using a limited rotation as they would in a normal game. The fourth quarter of the game is often played in a more competitive fashion if the game is close. Main article: Basketball moves This article is about the term, slam dunk. For the manga series, see Slam Dunk (manga). ... An alley oop in basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball up near the basket to a teammate (or, much more rarely, to himself) who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk. ...


Halftime is also longer than a typical NBA game due to musical performances given by major stars such as Elton John, Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, and OutKast. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Destinys Child was a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is a American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... OutKast is a multi-Grammy American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ...


All-Star Game results

The Eastern Conference All-Stars lead the all-time series 34–21.

Year Result (Arena), City MVP
1951 East 111, West 94 (Boston Garden), Boston, MA Ed Macauley, Boston Celtics
1952 East 108, West 91 (Boston Garden), Boston, MA Paul Arizin, Philadelphia Warriors
1953 West 79, East 75 (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum), Ft. Wayne, IN George Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers
1954 East 98, West 93 (OT) (Madison Square Garden), New York, NY Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics
1955 East 100, West 91 (Madison Square Garden), New York, NY Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics
1956 West 108, East 94 (Rochester War Memorial Coliseum), Rochester, NY Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
1957 East 109, West 97 (Boston Garden), Boston, MA Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics
1958 East 130, West 118 (Kiel Auditorium), St. Louis, MO Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
1959 West 124, East 108 (Olympia Stadium), Detroit, MI Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks; Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers
1960 East 125, West 115 (Convention Hall), Philadelphia, PA Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors
1961 West 153, East 131 (Onondaga County War Memorial Coliseum), Syracuse, NY Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
1962 West 150, East 130 (Kiel Auditorium), St. Louis, MO Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
1963 East 115, West 108 (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena), Los Angeles, CA Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
1964 East 111, West 107 (Boston Garden), Boston, MA Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
1965 East 124, West 123 (Kiel Auditorium), St. Louis, MO Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals
1966 East 137, West 94 (Cincinnati Gardens), Cincinnati, OH Adrian Smith, Cincinnati Royals
1967 West 135, East 120 (Cow Palace), San Francisco, CA Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors
1968 East 144, West 124 (Madison Square Garden), New York, NY Hal Greer, Philadelphia 76ers
1969 East 123, West 112 (Baltimore Civic Center), Baltimore, MD Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
1970 East 142, West 135 (The Spectrum), Philadelphia, PA Willis Reed, New York Knicks
1971 West 108, East 107 (San Diego Sports Arena), San Diego, CA Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West 112, East 110 (The Forum), Inglewood, CA Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers
1973 East 104, West 84 (Chicago Stadium), Chicago, IL Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
1974 West 134, East 123 (Seattle Center Coliseum), Seattle, WA Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons
1975 East 108, West 102 (Veterans Memorial Coliseum), Phoenix, AZ Walt Frazier, New York Knicks
1976 East 123, West 109 (The Spectrum), Philadelphia, PA Dave Bing, Washington Bullets
1977 West 125, East 124 (Milwaukee Arena), Milwaukee, WI Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers
1978 East 133, West 125 (The Omni), Atlanta, GA Randy Smith, Buffalo Braves
1979 West 134, East 129 (Pontiac Silverdome), Pontiac, MI David Thompson, Denver Nuggets
1980 East 144, West 136 (OT) (Capital Centre), Landover, MD George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs
1981 East 123, West 120 (Coliseum at Richfield), Richfield, OH Nate Archibald, Boston Celtics
1982 East 120, West 118 (Continental Airlines Arena at The Meadowlands), East Rutherford, NJ Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
1983 East 132, West 123 (The Forum), Inglewood, CA Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers
1984 East 154, West 145 (OT) (McNichols Sports Arena), Denver, CO Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons
1985 West 140, East 129 (Hoosier Dome), Indianapolis, IN Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets
1986 East 139, West 132 (Reunion Arena), Dallas, TX Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons
1987 West 154, East 149 (OT) (Kingdome), Seattle, WA Tom Chambers, Seattle SuperSonics
1988 East 138, West 133 (Chicago Stadium), Chicago, IL Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
1989 West 143, East 134 (Astrodome), Houston, TX Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
1990 East 130, West 113 (Miami Arena), Miami, FL Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1991 East 116, West 114 (Charlotte Coliseum), Charlotte, NC Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers
1992 West 153, East 113 (Orlando Arena), Orlando, FL Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1993 West 135, East 132 (OT) (Delta Center), Salt Lake City, UT Karl Malone, Utah Jazz; John Stockton, Utah Jazz
1994 East 127, West 118 (Target Center), Minneapolis, MN Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls
1995 West 139, East 112 (America West Arena), Phoenix, AZ Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings
1996 East 129, West 118 (Alamodome), San Antonio, TX Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
1997 East 132, West 120 (Gund Arena), Cleveland, OH Glen Rice, Charlotte Hornets
1998 East 135, West 114 (Madison Square Garden), New York, NY Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
1999 Canceled–due to lockout; scheduled for (First Union Center), Philadelphia, PA
2000 West 137, East 126 (Oakland Arena), Oakland, CA Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers; Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
2001 East 111, West 110 (MCI Center), Washington, D.C. Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
2002 West 135, East 120 (First Union Center), Philadelphia, PA Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2003 West 155, East 145 (2OT) (Philips Arena), Atlanta, GA Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 West 136, East 132 (Staples Center), Los Angeles, CA Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
2005 East 125, West 115 (Pepsi Center), Denver, CO Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
2006 East 122, West 120 (Toyota Center), Houston, TX LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 East vs. West (Thomas & Mack Center), Las Vegas, NV* N/A
2008 East vs. West (New Orleans Arena), New Orleans, LA N/A

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Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is one of the most famous American professional basketball players playing today; he is generally regarded as being one of the most dominant players in the National Basketball Association. ... Timothy (Tim) Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... The Wachovia Center (formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... 2003 NBA All-Star Game was a major basketball game played in the Philips Arena home of Atlanta Hawks featuring the best players in the National Basketball Association as selected by fans and coaches. ... The Philips Arena is a indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976, in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... The 2004 NBA All-Star Game was played February 15, 2004 at the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles, CA. Attendance: 19,662 Officials: #29 Steve Javie, #37 Blane Reichelt, #49 Tom Washington Time of Game: 2:32 Western Conference 136 to Eastern Conference 132 MVP... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ... 2005 NBA All-Star Game Logo, based on the logo of the Denver Nuggets The 2005 NBA All-Star Game was a major basketball game played on February 20, 2005 in the Pepsi Center home of Denver Nuggets featuring the best players in the National Basketball Association as selected by... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ... For the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington, please see Toyota Center (Kennewick). ... LeBron Raymone James (IPA: , born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio), commonly nicknamed King James, is an American All-Star small forward in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Satellite picture of the Thomas & Mack Center. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be played in mid-Febuary 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Hornets. ... The New Orleans Arena is an indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City  350. ...


Memphis, Portland, Sacramento, and Toronto are the only current NBA cities that have not yet hosted an NBA All-Star Game. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851  - Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ...


Other All-Star events

Main article: NBA All-Star Weekend

The All-Star Game is the featured event of All-Star Weekend, and it is held on Sunday evening. All-Star Weekend also includes a number of popular exhibition games and competitions featuring NBA players and alumni as well as players from the WNBA and D-League. The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds its All-Star Weekend each February in a predetermined location. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds its All-Star Weekend each February in a predetermined location. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ...


See also

  • List of National Basketball Association All-Star Game broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers that have broadcast the National Basketball Association All-Star Game throughout the years. ...

References

  1. ^ a b espn.com, Anthony snubbed when All-Star reserves announced (AP report), accessed February 2, 2007
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