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NBA All-Star Games

GAMES NBA ALL-STAR THE HISTORY, THE VOTING, THE PLAYERS & THE SPECTACLE EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALL-STAR WEEKEND, BUT 81 WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK. HOW ALL-STAR PLAYERS GET TO THE GAME FAN VOTING COACH VOTING HOW THE EAST & WEST FOR 2014 ALL-STAR STARTERS FOR 2014 ALL-STAR RESERVES COACHES ARE SELECTED The NBA's 30 head coaches voted Worldwide NBA fans voted for up to 10 different players per day using: The coaches and staff with the best record in the East and West conferences are selected to be All-Stars. for the reserves completing the two All-Star teams Their votes account for 2 guards, 3 frontcourt players and two other players from any position the wireless social media: facebook, twitter and instagram Internet: texting The players must be from within their conference They cannot vote for players on their own team Any player unable to play in the All-Śtar Game will be replaced by a player of the NBA Commissioner's choosing THE HISTORY OF THE ALL-STAR GAME WEEKEND 1976 1951 The first Slam Dunk Contest was held at halftime and Julius Erving (Dr. J) won. 1977 The first All-Star Game was played in Boston Gardens. NBA publicist Haskell Cohen came up with the idea and was supported by Walter Brown, owner of the Boston Celtics. After the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association The fans loved the contest and it set the NBA on the road to the All-Star Weekend. The NBA's Commissioner, Maurice Podoloff, wanted to cancel the game in order to save the league from embarrassment, but at game time, Boston Gardens was packed with 10,094 FANS. merged, the All-Star games had all new star power. LATE 1980s From the late '80s to present, NBA Commissioner David Stern has spent 30 YEARS pumping up the global visibility of basketball, leading to an influx of great European players to the NBA. 2012 Kobe Bryant becomes the All-Star career scoring leader with 271 POINTS. 1992 LAKERS 1983 1987 Fans show their love for Earvin "Magic" Johnson as he is voted an All-Star after he announced publicly that he is HIV+. 32 The All-Star Weekend was introduced providing 3 days of contests and entertainment to thrill NBA fans. NBA Marketing Advisor Rick Welts noticed fans were excited by novelty, so he launched novel exhibitions with corporate sponsorship. ALL-STAR PLAYERS FACTS Years When NBA Greats Failed to Make the All-Star Game The European All-Stars VLADE DIVAC (SERBIA) PLAYER YEAR O ALL-STAR ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS (LITHUANIA) OO 2-TIME ALL-STAR 17 JOHN HAVLICEK 1964 44 PETE MARAVICH 1976 PEJA STOJAKOVIC (SERBIA) 33 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR 1978 3-TIME ALL-STAR 34 CHARLES BARKLEY 1986 PAU GASOL (SPAIN) JOHN STOCKTON 1988 00 ROBERT PARISH 1989 OO 2-TIME ALL-STAR 34 HAKEEM OLAJUWON 1991 DIRK NOWITZKI (GERMANY) 22 CLYDE DREXLER 1995 8-TIME ALL-STAR 41 DIRK NOWITZKI 2001 TONY PARKER (FRANCE) CARMELO ANTHONY 2009 4-TIME ALL-STAR ALL-STARS VS. DRAFT PICKS First pick in the NBA draft does not guarantee a spot in the All-Star Game. In fact, since 1950, only 41 number 1 draft picks have played in the All-Star Game. #I DRAFT PICKS, SINCE THE '90S, WHO WERE NEVER ALL-STARS PLAYER DRAFT ANTHONY BENNETT 2013 ANTHONY DAVIS 2012 JOHN WALL 2010 GREG ODEN 2007 ANDREA BARGNANI 2006 ANDREW BOGUT 2005 KWAME BROWN 2001 MICHAEL OLOWAKANDI 1998 JOE SMITH 1995 MOST POINTS NBA ALL-STAR GAME RECORDS WILT CHAMBERLAIN MOST MVP AWARDS WITH 42 1962 IN KOBE BRYANT 4 MOST BLOCKS KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR NBA ALL-STAR SINGLE 6 IN 1980 WITH GAME RECORDS MOST SELECTIONS MOST ASSISTS MAGIC JOHNSON KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR KOBE BRYANT KEVIN GARNETT SHAQUILLE O'NEAL TIM DUNCAN 16 WITH 22 IN 1984 15 15 MOST REBOUNDS 14 BOB PETTIT WITH 27 IN 1962 MOST SLAM DUNK CONTEST WINS NATE ROBINSON MOST STEALS 3 WINS RICK BARRY 2006 2009 2010 WITH B IN 1975 MOST 3-POINT SHOOTOUT WINS CRAIG HODGES-3 WINS: 1990, 1991, 1992 LARRY BIRD -3 WINS: 1986, 1987, 1988 The Eastern Conference leads the Western Conference 36-26 in All-Star Game matchups. DON'T MISS THE NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN NEW ORLEANS ON FEB 13-16, 2014 Brought to you by UNIBET SOURCES:

NBA All-Star Games

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The NBA All-Star Game is back with a bang in 2014, and ahead of the tip off this Sunday in New Orleans we're here to take you through the facts and stats behind the most glamorous exhibition game in sport.


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