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NBA All-Star Weekend 2006


These are August, 2005 notes about the weekend: The 56th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center.... This will be the first NBA All-Star held in a city without an NBA team... NBA All-Star competitions will tip off on Friday, February 16 with the Rookie Challenge... NBA All-Star Saturday Night will feature the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest... The 14th NBA All-Star Jam Session will be held at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event is open to the public and will feature 350,000 square feet of basketball activities and games... Non-gaming economic impact for 2007 NBA All-Star is projected at $27 million. Other recent impact numbers include: 2005 Denver, $30 million; and 2004 Los Angeles, $30.3 million. Houston is projecting $50 million in 2006. (all figures provided by local convention and visitors bureaus)... All-Star 2007 is projected to draw more than 25,000 visitors who would utilize nearly 43,000 room nights in local hotels, including The Palms, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Bellagio, Monte Carlo and The Venetian. The NBA will utilize almost 5,000 room nights.

2005 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND

The big weekend has arrived -- 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place in Denver, Colorado from February 18-20. Friday night features a few events like a fun Celebrity game and an equally fun Rookie Challenge, a game featuring the best rookies of this year against the best rookies from last season. Saturday features the dunk and three-point contests and other events. And the actual All-Star game is on Sunday. See below for a schedule and all the rosters. Click links of event names for more info and previews. Tuesday night, InsideHoops.com will review several of the events.

Sunday Night All-Star Interviews
[All-Star Weekend] Sunday night player interviews after the All-Star game: Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, Jermaine O'Neal, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. [Feb 21]

Saturday Night All-Star Interviews
[All-Star Weekend] Saturday night interviews with Quentin Richardson, Josh Smith, Steve Nash, Shawn Marion and the rest of the winners of their respective competitions. [Feb 20]

Saturday Day All-Star Interviews
[All-Star Weekend] Saturday interviews with Luol Deng, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, Grant Hill, Antawn Jamison, Ben Wallace. [Feb 19]

Friday All-Star Interviews
[All-Star Weekend] Friday interviews with Paul Pierce, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki, Amare Stoudemire and Kevin Garnett. [Feb 18]

- All-Star Entertainment - Destiny's Child, LeAnn Rimes, Big & Rich, Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo dolls. Don't blame InsideHoops.com.

THE SCHEDULE

Friday, February 18
7:00pm ET: NBA All-Star Celebrity game (ESPN)
9:00pm ET: Rookie Challenge: Sophomores 113, Rookies 106 (Carmelo Anthony MVP)

Amare Stoudemire Saturday, February 19
8:00pm ET (All on TNT):
- Shooting Stars competition (Phoenix won)
- Skills Challenge (Steve Nash won, Earl Boykins 2nd)
- Three-point Shootout (Quentin Richardson won, Kyle Korver 2nd)
- Slam Dunk contest (Josh Smith won, Amare Stoudemire 2nd)

Sunday, February 20
8:00pm ET: 2005 NBA All-Star Game (TNT)



THE ROSTERS

2005 NBA ALL-STAR GAME (* = starters)
Allen Iverson
EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Gilbert Arenas Washington G 6-3 191 Arizona
*Vince Carter New Jersey F 6-6 220 North Carolina
*Grant Hill Orlando F 6-8 225 Duke
Zydrunas Ilgauskas Cleveland C 7-3 260 Lithuania
*Allen Iverson Philadelphia G 6-0 165 Georgetown
*LeBron James Cleveland G 6-8 240 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS
Antawn Jamison Washington F 6-9 230 North Carolina
Jermaine O'Neal Indiana F 6-11 230 Eau Claire HS
*Shaquille O'Neal Miami C 7-1 325 Louisiana State
Paul Pierce Boston F 6-6 230 Kansas
Dwyane Wade Miami G 6-4 212 Marquette
Ben Wallace Detroit F 6-9 240 Virginia Union
WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Ray Allen Seattle G 6-5 205 Connecticut
*Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers G 6-6 220 Lower Merion HS
*Tim Duncan San Antonio F 6-11 260 Wake Forest
*Kevin Garnett Minnesota F 6-11 220 Farragut Academy
Manu Ginobili San Antonio F 6-6 210 Argentina
Rashard Lewis Seattle F 6-10 215 Alief Elsik HS
Shawn Marion Phoenix F 6-7 228 UNLV
*Tracy McGrady Houston G 6-8 210 Mount Zion Christian Academy
Steve Nash Phoenix G 6-3 180 Santa Clara
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas F 7-0 245 Germany
Amaré Stoudemire Phoenix F 6-10 245 Cypress Creek
*Yao Ming Houston C 7-6 310 China
Related: Final NBA All-Star Voting Results from fans.
Related: Past NBA All-Star Game winners history and all-star game MVP awards.



2005 NBA ROOKIE CHALLENGE GAME
ROOKIE ROSTER
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Tony Allen Boston G 6-4 213 Oklahoma State
Luol Deng Chicago F 6-8 220 Duke
Ben Gordon Chicago G 6-3 200 Connecticut
Devin Harris Dallas G 6-3 185 Wisconsin
Dwight Howard Orlando F 6-11 250 SW Atlanta Christian Academy
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia F 6-6 207 Arizona
Emeka Okafor (*) Charlotte F/C 6-10 252 Connecticut
Josh Smith Atlanta F 6-9 225 Oak Hill Academy
Beno Udrih San Antonio G 6-3 203 Slovenia
SOPHOMORE ROSTER
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Carmelo Anthony Denver F 6-8 230 Syracuse
Chris Bosh Toronto F 6-10 235 Georgia Tech
Udonis Haslem Miami F 6-8 232 Florida
Kirk Hinrich Chicago G 6-3 186 Kansas
Josh Howard Dallas F 6-5 210 Wake Forest
LeBron James Cleveland F 6-8 245 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS
Kyle Korver Philadelphia F 6-6 211 Creighton
Luke Ridnour Seattle G 6-1 167 Oregon
Dwyane Wade Miami G 6-4 212 Marquette
* Feb. 17 Note: Boston's Al Jefferson replaces the injured Emeka Okafor.
Related: Explanation of the NBA Rookie Challenge game.



2005 SLAM DUNK CONTEST
Josh Smith (Atlanta)
J.R. Smith (New Orleans)
Chris Anderson (New Orleans)
Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix)
Related: Past NBA Slam Dunk Champions



2005 THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT Ray Allen
2005 PARTICIPANTS
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Ray Allen Seattle G 6-5 205 Connecticut
Joe Johnson Phoenix G-F 6-7 230 Arkansas
Kyle Korver Philadelphia F 6-6 211 Creighton
Voshon Lenard Denver G 6-4 205 Minnesota
Vladimir Radmanovic Seattle F 6-10 234 Serbia-Montenegro
Quentin Richardson Phoenix G-F 6-6 230 DePaul
Related: Past NBA 3-Point Shootout Winners


2005 SHOOTING STARS COMPETITION
DENVER
PLAYER FROM
Andre Miller Denver Nuggets
Becky Hammon New York Liberty
Alex English Denver Nuggets (Ret.)
DETROIT
PLAYER FROM
Ronald Dupree Detroit Pistons
Swin Cash Detroit Shock
Adrian Dantley Detroit Pistons (Ret.)
L.A. LAKERS
PLAYER FROM
Luke Walton Los Angeles Lakers
Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers (Ret.)
PHOENIX
PLAYER FROM
Shawn Marion Phoenix Suns
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Dan Majerle Phoenix Suns (Ret.)


2005 SKILLS CHALLENGE
PARTICIPANTS
PLAYER TEAM POS. HT. WT. FROM
Gilbert Arenas Washington G 6-3 191 Arizona
Earl Boykins Denver G 5-5 133 Eastern Michigan
Steve Nash Phoenix G 6-3 195 Santa Clara
Luke Ridnour Seattle G 6-1 167 Oregon




NBA All-Star Weekend History

Complete 2004 All-Star Weekend Results
Complete 2003 All-Star Weekend Results







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