The NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION ALL-STAR WEEKEND is a weekend
festival held every February during the middle of the
season that consists of a variety of basketball events, exhibitions,
and performances culminating in the
NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday
night. No regular season games are held during this period, which is
also known as the ALL-STAR BREAK.
* 1 The All-Star Game
* 2 Events of All-Star Weekend
* 2.1 Friday
* 2.2 Saturday
* 2.3 Sunday
* 2.4 Former events
* 3 References
* 4 External links
THE ALL-STAR GAME
NBA All-Star Game
The All-Star Game, held on Sunday, is the main event of the weekend.
The 2017 game was held at
Smoothie King Center
Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, home of
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans . The 2018
NBA All-Star Game will be
scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, California.
EVENTS OF ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Carmelo Anthony receiving an alley-oop during the 2004 Rookie
NBA Jam Session, a "theme park of basketball", has been a part of
the All-Star festivities since 1992, with fans able to take part in
numerous interactive basketball related activities from Thursday
through Monday. The
NBA Jam Session is usually targeted to young fans.
NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME : First held in 2003, the game
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NBA players, actors, musicians, and
athletes from sports other than basketball.
* RISING STARS CHALLENGE : From 1994 until 1999, the event was
called the "Rookie Game," and composed entirely of first-year players.
From 2000 through 2011, the game, renamed the "Rookie Challenge",
featured a team of first-year players ('Rookies') against a team of
second-year players ('Sophomores'). The 2012 game debuted a new name,
the "Rising Stars Challenge", and a new format. While the game
continued to feature first- and second-year players, the participants
were assigned to teams in a "fantasy draft" by two honorary captains
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O\'Neal in 2012 and 2013, Grant Hill
Chris Webber in 2014). In 2015, the
Rising Stars Challenge format
was switched again to a USA vs the World format, which is the current
format in use.
* G LEAGUE DREAM FACTORY FRIDAY NIGHT : First held in 2008, the
events includes a slam dunk contest, a three-point shootout and a
H-O-R-S-E competition. These events were modeled after the NBA
All-Star Saturday Night events.
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