NBA All-Star Weekend
It's coming! 2013 NBA All-Star weekend is scheduled for February 15-17; location is Houston, Texas. Fan voting for starters of the 2013 NBA All-Star game ended January 14. The All-Star game starters were announced January 17. The date of the 2013 NBA All-Star game is February 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Houston has previously been host of NBA All-Star weekend in 1989 and 2006.
2013 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 All-Star Schedule (All Times ET)
• 10:30 a.m | Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
• Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
• 12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
• 7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
• 9 p.m. | Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
SATURDAY, FEB. 16 All-Star Schedule (All Times ET)
• Noon | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
• 3 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
-- D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
• 7 p.m. | Comissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
• 8:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night | TNT
-- 2013 Shooting Stars Competition (1st Event)
-- 2013 Skills Challenge Competition (2nd Event)
-- 2013 Three-Point Shootout (3rd Event)
-- 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest (4th Event)
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 All-Star Schedule (All Times ET)
• 1 p.m. | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
• 6 p.m. | All-Star game Pre-Concert | NBA TV
• 7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
• 8 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game | TNT
More 2013 NBA All-Star weekend info:
• NBA All-Star voting results
• More coming
2012 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND (FEB. 24-26)
Everybody's favorite annual celebration of the best and brighest stars of basketball is coming. Orlando, Florida will be the host city of 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend, which will take place February 24-26. The date is slightly later than usual this season due to schedule changes from the NBA lockout.
(2013 NBA All-Star weekend host city will be Houston, Texas. The dates are Feb. 15-17. The date of the 2013 NBA All-Star game is Sunday, February 17.)
A bunch of hot NBA videos have been added. Some great All-Star highlights on that page.
On Saturday, Jeremy Evans won the NBA's slam dunk contest. Read the live event notes.
Kevin Love won the three-point shootout. Wild that a great rebounding big-man can also hit threes like K-Love.
Tony Parker won the Shooting Stars competition. Read the full scores.
Team New York won the Shooting Stars competition. Allan Houston still has a legit jumpshot. And Kenny Smith won praise as well, even though his team lost.
On Friday, Kyrie Irving rocked the rookie/sophomore game and hit an insane 8-of-8 from three-point range. Read how it all went down in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Here's the Kyrie Irving interview after he won Rising Stars MVP and led his team to victory.
BEFORE THE NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND STARTED
The participants for the Skills Challenge competition are as follows: Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Tony Parker, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
The participants for the Shooting Stars competition were announced. Click the link to check out the competitors.
The rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge (Rookie Challenge) game were picked by Shaquill O'Neal and Charles Barkley, of Turner Sports. The teams are now mixed, instead of just rookies vs sophomores.
The NBA Slam Dunk contest participants are: Jeremy Evans, Paul George, Derrick Williams and Chase Budinger. Due to a sore knee, Iman Shumpert pulled out of the event.
On February 15, the NBA Three-Point Shootout participants were announced: James Jones, Joe Johnson, Kevin Love, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Morrow and Mario Chalmers will be in the competition. Read more.
On February 7, 2012 it was announced that the Rookie Challenge game at All-Star weekend, which used to pit the best rookies against the best sophomores, will now mix the rookies and sophomores together. And it's now called the Rising Stars Challenge. Read about it.
The starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star game, as determined by NBA All-Star Voting Results, are as follows:
East All-Star Game Starters:
G: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade
F: Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James
C: Dwight Howard.
East All-Star Game Reserves:
Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo*, Luol Deng, Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Roy Hibbert
* Rondo was picked as a replacement for injured guard Joe Johnson
West All-Star Game Starters:
G: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant
F: Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin
C: Andrew Bynum.
West All-Star Game Reserves:
Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, Marc Gasol
2012 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND INFO
When: Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26
Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
Why: Because All-Star basketball events are fun! It's a celebration.
KEY NBA ALL-STAR LINKS
NBA All-Star Voting Results: Fan voting for starters of the 2012 NBA All-Star game is still ongoing. Those are the latest voting results.
NBA All-Star ballot: The list of players on the 2012 All-Star ballot.
2012 NBA All Star Weekend Schedule
Note: This is the expected schedule. But none of this has been officially announced yet. Some of the smaller events may change or be shifted around. We'll update this page when official All-Star info comes out, which should be pretty soon.
As of now, none of the participants in any of the events are known yet.
Friday, Feb. 24
- Celebrity game
- D-League Dream Factory events
- Rookie Challenge game
Saturday, Feb. 25
- D-League All-Star game
- Slam Dunk contest
- 3-Point shootout
- SKills Challenge
- Shooting Stars
Sunday, Feb. 26
NBA All-Star Game
Much more NBA All-Star information still coming
Older links that will be updated when the info exists:
- All-Star reserves and complete rosters
- All-Star Blog
- All-Star Entertainment
- All-Star: By the Numbers
- All-Star Injury Replacements
2010 NBA All-Star Weekend
February 12-14, 2010
2010 NBA All-Star weekend is in Dallas, Texas. A twist this year is that instead of the main All-Star weekend events taking place in a basketball arena, they'll be in a football stadium: the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Read the regularly-updated NBA All-Star Blog
2010 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, Feb. 12
NBA Celebrity Game: Michael Rapaport was given MVP even though he was terrible. Special K Daley scored 18. Terrell Owens had 10 in a loss.
Rookie Challenge Game: Rookies beat Sophomores 140-128. Tyreke Evans (26 points) won MVP. DeJuan Blair (22 points, 23 rebounds) probably deserved it. In the loss, Russell Westbrook scored 40.
(Halftime Dunk-In between DeMar DeRozan and Eric Gordon was won by DeRozan. So, he'll be the 4th dunker in Saturday's contest.)
D-League Dream Factory Events: Pat Carroll (Iowa Energy), Trey Gilder (Maine Red Claws) and Carlos Powell (Albuquerque Thunderbirds) won Shooting Stars. Dar Tucker won the D-League dunk contest. Andre Ingram won the D-League 3-point shootout.
Saturday, Feb. 13
D-League All-Star game: The West beat the East, with Brian Butch taking the game's MVP award.
NBA HORSE: In All-Star HORSE, Kevin Durant beat Rajon Rondo, with Omri Casspi coming in third of the three.
Shooting Stars: Team Texas, with Dirk, Kenny Smith and Becky Hammon, took it.
Skills Challenge: Steve Nash beat Deron Williams in the final round.
Three-Point Shootout: Paul Pierce beat Chauncey Billups and Stephen Curry in the final round.
Slam Dunk Contest: Nate Robinson won his 3rd dunk title, beating DeMar DeRozan in the final round of what was widely considered a disappointing event this year.
Sunday, Feb. 14
8PM ET: 59th NBA All-Star Game TNT
2010 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENTS
NBA All-Star weekend is a celebration of the league's biggest stars. It's about fun and entertainment just as much as it is about hoops. Basketball purists need to put their feelings aside, kick back, and simply enjoy the show. That's why NBA All-Star weekend exists.
All-Star Friday features the Rookie Challenge Game, which pits this year's best rookies against this year's best sophomores (second-year players). Expect lots of fast breaks, dunks and alley-oops, and not a lot of defense. It usually turns out to be a very fun game.
All-Star Saturday has several events, and two stand out far more than the rest. The Shooting Stars competition (won by Detroit in 2009) is a shooting competition featuring with teams that consist of one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and a former player. Fans generally care about this event the least, but it's still fun.
The Skills Challenge (won last year by Derrick Rose) is an indivdual competition where NBA players race through an obstacle course that involves dribbling, passing the basketball into some targets, and hitting certain shots. It goes by pretty quickly but is fun to watch.
Then we have the NBA All-Star weekend Saturday events that really matter to the basketball fan world: the Three-point shootout (last year's champ was Daequan Cook) and the Slam Dunk contest (won by Nate Robinson). No further explanation needed. These events have been around for a long time. They're the gems of the evening.
Also on Saturday is All-Star HORSE, which just started in 2009 and as far as we know isn't really an official NBA All-Star weekend event. It lagged a bit last year until Kevin Durant went bonkers, but could catch fire this time around.
And Sunday, February 14, the NBA All-Star game takes place. East starters are Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson at guard, LeBron James and Kevin Garnett at forward, and Dwight Howard at center. West starters are Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant at guard, Carmelo Anthony and Tim Duncan at forward, and Amar'e Stoudemire at center. Related info includes final All-Star voting results, where fans chose the starters. And check out the players listed on the actual All-Star ballot.
The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on January 28, 2010. These are the players who will come off the bench in the big game. Check out who made it.
2010 NBA ALL-STARS
EAST NBA ALL-STARS
Guards: Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose
Forwards: LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Gerald Wallace
Centers: Dwight Howard, Al Horford, David Lee*
East Starters: Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard.
WEST NBA ALL-STARS
Guards: Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Chauncey Billups*, Jason Kidd*
Forwards: Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Zach Randolph
Centers: Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Kaman*
West Starters: Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan and Amar'e Stoudemire.
All-Star Injury Replacements: Jason Kidd replaced Kobe Bryant (injured). David Lee replaced Allen Iverson (out due to personal reasons). Chris Kaman replaced Brandon Roy (injured). Chauncey Billups replaced Chris Paul (injured).
All-Star Starter replacements: If a starter is injured, the All-Star coach can choose the replacement from the remaining roster. So in the West, even though Bryant is a guard, Nowitzki replaces him in the lineup. And in the East, Iverson is being replaced by another guard, Joe Johnson.
InsideHoops.com is your home for complete NBA All-Star weekend coverage. We'll cover each event. Visit us regularly throughout 2010 NBA All-Star weekend. Enjoy it!
2009 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
FEB. 13-15, 2009
Each year, NBA All-Star Weekend features the league's best and brightest stars having fun showcasing themselves to the basketball fan world. All-Star Friday features the league's best rookies against the best sophomores. All-Star Saturday features the three-point shootout, slam dunk contest and a few other fun competitions. And on All-Star Sunday, 24 of the league's best stars play the actual NBA All-Star game. InsideHoops.com has full coverage of everything.
Updated Regularly: NBA All-Star Blog
Everything that happened on Friday and Saturday has notes/recaps. Click below on any event.
2008 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Each year NBA All-Star Weekend features the league's best and brightest stars having fun and showcasing themselves to the world. Friday features the league's best rookies against the best sophomores, Saturday features the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest, and Sunday delivers the All-Star game. Plus more.
Hit our All-Star Blog constantly. It's updated every hour or two all weekend long.
All-Star game: East 134, West 128. LeBron MVP |
LeBron James interview: He praises Turkoglu |
Joe Johnson interview: reppin' the Hawks |
Ray Allen ponders overseas expansion |
Rasheed on being named All-Star |
Jamison talks Wizards offense |
Chris Bosh on his web videos |
Caron Butler on being an All-Star |
Bosh to start in Garnett's place
Kings trade Mike Bibby to Hawks |
Full Dwight Howard interview after winning Dunk contest |
Chris Paul interview after losing Skills Challenge |
Dwight Howard wins Slam Dunk contest |
Jason Kapono wins 3-point Shootout |
Deron Williams wins Skills Challenge |
San Antonio wins Shooting Stars |
Richard Hamilton interview: Long, must-read on lots of stuff |
Dwyane Wade interview: Quick reaction to Shaq trade |
Jeremy Richardson wins MVP of D-League All-Star game
From Friday: Celeb Game notes | Rookie Challenge notes |
Kobe Bryant interview |
Carmelo Anthony interview |
Jason Kidd interview |
Dirk Nowitzki interview |
D-League Dream Factory results
Additional 2008 NBA All-Star weekend info:
NBA All-Star Entertainment: 2008 Performers
Final fan voting results for all-star game starters
All-Star Weekend 'by the numbers'
All-Star injured player replacements
MORE DETAILED EVENTS SCHEDULE
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
A celeb-filled game for fun, this year with Master P, Chris Tucker, Deion Sanders, Common and others. More. 7PM on ESPN
NBA Rookie Challenge
The best rookies battle the best sophomores, featuring Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Al Horford, Yi Jianlian, Sean Williams, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrea Bargnani and others. More. 9PM ET on TNT
NBA Shooting Stars
Shooting contest between four teams, each with a current NBA player, current WNBA player and retired NBA legend. Featuring Chauncey Billups, Bill Laimbeer, Chris Duhon, BJ Armstrong, Amare Stoudemire, Eddie Johnson, Tim Duncan and David Robinson. More.
Players shoot, dribble and pass through obstacle course as fast as possible, featuring Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams. More.
Slam Dunk Contest
Four dunkers throw down their best slams. Returning champ Gerald Green battles Dwight Howard, Jamario Moon and Rudy Gay. More.
Famous three-point shooting contest with returning champ Jason Kapono plus Dirk Nowitzki (replacing Kobe Bryant), Daniel Gibson, Richard Hamilton, Steve Nash and Peja Stojakovic. More.
NBA All-Star Game
All-Star Weekend's main event, featuring the league's best and brightest stars, including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash and more. More.