HOME
The Info List - NBA All-Star Weekend


--- Advertisement ---



The National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
All-Star Weekend is a weekend festival held every February during the middle of the NBA
NBA
regular 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]

Contents

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[edit] Main article: NBA
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 the New Orleans Pelicans. The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was held in Los Angeles, California. Events of All-Star Weekend[edit]

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
receiving an alley-oop during the 2004 Rookie Challenge game.

The NBA
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
NBA
Jam Session is usually targeted to young fans. Friday[edit]

NBA
NBA
All-Star Celebrity Game: First held in 2003, the game features retired NBA
NBA
players, W NBA
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
Shaquille O'Neal
in 2012 and 2013, Grant Hill
Grant Hill
and Chris Webber in 2014). In 2015, the Rising Stars Challenge
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 and a three-point shootout. These events were modeled after the NBA
NBA
All-Star Saturday Night events.

Saturday[edit]

G League All-Star Game: First held in 2007, this game features the best players from the NBA
NBA
G League. The First winner was the East by a score of 114–100. The G League All-Star game was not held in the same arena as all the other All-Star Saturday activities. Instead, it was held on NBA
NBA
Jam Session's practice court. Slam Dunk Contest: This competition showcases the creativity and athletic ability of some of the league's youngest best dunkers. The specific rules of the contest are decided each year, but the competition is always judged subjectively. After each dunk, or attempted dunk, competitors are awarded a mark out of 10 from five judges, giving a possible high score of 50. The usual rules of 'traveling' and double dribbling do not apply. Three-Point Contest: The league's best three point shooters shoot five basketballs from five different spots around the three-point line. Each shot is worth one point except the last ball of each rack (informally called 'money balls'), which is worth two points. The highest score available in one round has been 34 points since 2014, when the format changed so that in addition to the last ball of every rack, one of the five racks would contain entirely money balls. The shooters have one minute to shoot the basketballs. Skills Challenge: Making its debut in 2003, the Skills Challenge pits selected players in a timed obstacle course of dribbling, shooting and passing. Agility, quickness and accuracy all come into play.

Sunday[edit]

The NBA
NBA
All-Star Game

Former events[edit]

Shooting Stars Competition: Held from 2004 to 2015 Legends Classic: Held from 1984 to 1993, the Classic was a game featuring retired NBA
NBA
players. As in the All-Star Game, the teams were designated East and West. The Legends game opened the Saturday program. The NBA
NBA
canceled the Legends Classic after 1994 due to the players' frequent injuries from the game, perhaps due to the large range in fitness levels among younger and older alumni.[citation needed] The Rising Stars Challenge
Rising Stars Challenge
is its replacement. 2Ball Contest: Held 1998, 2000-2001 H–O–R–S–E Competition: Held 2009-2010[2] Hoop-it-up All Star Tournament: Held 2002-2003 Old-Timers Game: Held in 1957 and 1964

References[edit]

^ DuPree, David (February 12, 2002). "NBA's brightest stars set to collide". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013.  ^ "TNT to air H-O-R-S-E game featuring NBA
NBA
players" (Press release). NBA. February 5, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 

External links[edit]

NBA
NBA
All-Star 2016

v t e

NBA
NBA
All-Star Games

All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge Shooting Stars Competition Skills Challenge Three-Point Contest Slam Dunk Contest H-O-R-S-E Competition Celebrity Game Legends Classic All-Star Game MVP Award Records List of NBA
NBA
All-Stars Vote leaders Head coaches Broadcasters TV ratings G League All-Star Game W NBA
NBA
All-Star Game

1950s

1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960s

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970s

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980s

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990s

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000s

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010s

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

2020s

2020 2021

v t e

National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors

Central

Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast

Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat Orlando Magic Washington Wizards

Western Conference

Northwest

Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Oklahoma City Thunder Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz

Pacific

Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings

Southwest

Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans San Antonio Spurs

Annual events

Draft

Eligibility

Summer League Christmas Day All-Star Weekend

Game

Global Games

Africa 2015, Africa 2017

Playoffs

List

Finals

Champions

History

Predecessors

BAA NBL ABA

Merger

Criticisms and controversies

2007 Tim Donaghy betting scandal

Lockouts Seasons Records

regular season post-season All-Star Game Win-loss records

Personalities

Players

Current rosters Foreign players Race and ethnicity First overall draft picks Highest paid Retired numbers Banned or suspended NBPA

Head coaches

Current Player-coaches Champions Foreign coaches NBCA

Owners Referees

Awards and honors

Larry O'Brien Trophy NBA
NBA
Awards

NBA
NBA
MVP Finals MVP All-Star Game MVP

Hall of Fame

Members

NBA
NBA
Silver Anniversary Team NBA
NBA
35th Anniversary Team 50 Greatest Players

Others

Arenas Business

Collective bargaining agreement Salary cap NBA
NBA
Store

Culture

Cheerleading Mascots Dress code

G League Midwest Division Media

TV NBA
NBA
TV

Rivalries Teams

Defunct Expansion Relocated Timeline

WNBA Basketball
Basketball
in the United States

Category Portal 2017–18 season

v t e

NBA
NBA
on TNT

Related programs

Inside the NBA

Shaqtin' a Fool

NBA
NBA
on TBS NBA
NBA
All-Star Weekend NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship

commentators

NBA
NBA
Awards

Related articles

Ratings NBA
NBA
TV NBA
NBA
07

Commentators

Play-by-play

Marv Albert Brian Anderson Gary Bender Tim Brando Mike Breen Kevin Calabro Skip Caray Matt Devlin Jim Durham Kevin Harlan Jim Huber Verne Lundquist Bob Neal Mel Proctor Dick Stockton Pete Van Wieren

Color commentators

Danny Ainge Brent Barry Rick Barry Hubie Brown P. J. Carlesimo Rex Chapman Doug Collins Chuck Daly Mike Dunleavy Sr. Mike Fratello Jack Givens Grant Hill Steve Kerr Kevin McHale Reggie Miller Doc Rivers Steve Smith John Thompson Jeff Van Gundy Dick Versace Chris Webber

Sideline reporters

David Aldridge Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Lewis Johnson Allie LaForce Kristen Ledlow Cheryl Miller Pam Oliver Craig Sager Marty Snider Tracy Wolfson

Studio hosts

Vince Cellini Marc Fein Ernie Johnson Jr. Bob Lorenz Casey Stern Matt Winer

Studio analysts

Charles Barkley Magic Johnson Lisa Leslie Kevin McHale Shaquille O'Neal Gary Payton Kenny Smith Reggie Theus Isiah Thomas

NBA
NBA
Drafts

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

All-Star Game

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Lore

Music Christmas Day NBA
NBA
outdoor games Disputed foul agai

.