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Cavaliers to submit proposal to bring All-Star Game to Cleveland in 2016 or 2017
NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver visited Cleveland to explore the feasibility of bringing the All-Star Game back to the city and encouraged the Cavs to bid on a future game. The All-Star Game was last in Cleveland in 1997, when the league assembled the 50 greatest players of all time. “We had a great experience when we were there in ’97,” Silver said. “We would love to return to Cleveland.”
Blazers President McGowan will pursue All-Star Weekend
Portland Trail Blazers President Chris McGowan will make it known at an April 18 NBA Board of Governors meeting in New York, that he has every intention of preparing a bid to bring NBA All-Star Weekend to the city of Portland. The city of New Orleans is hosting the event in 2014 and it is between Brooklyn and New York for 2015. Word is Cleveland and Toronto have the upper hand for 2016, leaving door open for the year 2017.
Grading Every Player in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game
There was plenty of gravity defiance, a shocking amount of unselfish play and even some serious effort from a select few players. All of that combined to make this year's star-studded contest more memorable than most.
NBA All-Star Game: West 143 - East 138. MVP Chris Paul
New York to host 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend...
... in a borough yet to be determined. In a press conference on Saturday David Stern announced that both Madison Square Garden and the new Barclay Center in Brooklyn have applied to host the 2015 event. No other cities are currently under consideration.
Terrence Ross Slam Dunk Champion
Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving wins the 3 Point Shootout Contest
Damian Lillard is the new Skills-Challenge winner
Team Bosh wins the Shooting Stars Contest
Kenneth Faried (40 points, 10 rebounds) and Team CHUCK won again the NBA Rising Stars Challenge
NBA All-Star media day to be live streamed online
NBA stars will face the media Friday, and fans will have a new way to watch. The All-Star player availabilities will be live streamed on the internet for the first time, the league said Wednesday. Starting at 1:30 p.m. EST, the question-and-answer sessions can be seen at www.nba.com/amexallstar
Carmelo may sit out All-Star Game
Carmelo Anthony said a "deep" right arm contusion he suffered on Wednesday night may sideline him for Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I'm not going to force it, definitely not going to force it," Anthony said. "As bad as I would want to play in the All-Star Game, participate, if I can't go, I can't go. Nothing I can do about that."
Ranking the West’s preferred All-Star injury replacements
Inevitably, some worthy All-Star will be ruled out due to injury, thereby opening up a spot on either conference’s roster for a substitute. In the case of the West, it’s looking increasingly likely that Tim Duncan might sit out the weekend due to soreness in his knee, while a few others (Dwight Howard, Chris Paul) are conceivable scratches given their nagging injuries.
Dwight Howard wants to play
Dwight Howard said he intends to play in this weekend's NBA All-Star Game as long as he doesn't aggravate the torn labrum in his right shoulder during the Los Angeles Lakers' final two games before the break. "Hopefully I'll be able to play. If I were to re-aggravate my shoulder in these next two games, I'd probably just play a couple minutes (in the All-Star Game) and sit the rest of it out."
NBA All-Star Game 2013: Joakim Noah could sit out due to plantar fasciitis
There's a solid possibility that Noah won't even be able to take the court as he tries to get healthy for the remainder of the season. He's already missed games due to the injury, which has been an ongoing issue throughout his career.
Nicholson replaces Drummond in Rising Stars Challenge
Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson will replace injured Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (back injury) on TEAM SHAQ in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
Jeremy Evans, Gerald Green and James White headline Slam
Dunk Contest field
The Western Conference will be represented by the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz along with the Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe and Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried. The Eastern Conference lineup will include the Indiana Pacers' Gerald Green, Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross and New York Knicks' James White.
Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Bonner and Novak headline Three-Point Contest Field
First-time All-Stars Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers headline the field for the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Toyota Center in Houston as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Rounding out the field are Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets, Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Steve Novak of the New York Knicks.
Damian Lillard-Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis-Kenneth Faried lead NBA Rising Stars Challenge rosters
Team SHAQ put together Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving and andre Drummond among others. Team CHUCK got most of the Sophomores plus 2012 #1 pick Anthony Davis. Ricky Rubio and Isaiah Thomas were late additions to the draft pool.
NBA Announces Roster For 2013 Spring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
The NBA announced the official line-up for the 2013 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game set to take place on Friday Feb. 15. This year's rosters include celebrities like 2012 MVP Kevin Hart ("Real Husbands of Hollywood"), Usain Bolt (Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter) or Arne Duncan (Secretary of Education); along NBA/WNBA stars like Dikembe Mutombo, Clyde Drexler, Maya Moore or Tamika Catchings. James Harden and Russell Westbrook will serve as coaches.
CALLACHAMP.COM Hosting Special Event During NBA All Star Weekend
CallaChamp’s unique service connects retired sports champions with their fans via phone to allow fans to interact and engage in live conversations. In the NBA, CallaChamp has access to more than 50 legends, including Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the NBA. Other participants include AC Green, Tim Hardaway, Michael Cooper, Tree Rollins, Xavier McDaniel, Jeff Malone, Horace Grant, Michael Ray Richardson, Charlie Ward, Michael Cage, Terry Porter and Eddie Johnson.
Alicia Keys headlines All-Star Game halftime show
Keys will perform a selection of her chart-topping as the sole performer of the halftime show. Nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend will sing the U.S. National Anthem.
Spoelstra's All-Star starter: Bosh or Irving?
All signs point to Spoelstra selecting his own player, Chris Bosh, to start alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, who were voted in as starters. But choosing Bosh, who plays center, over first-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, who is having an impressive season for the Cleveland Cavaliers and plays the same point-guard position as Rondo, is going to cause an interesting debate.
Heat win to put Erik Spoelstra on East All-Star's bench
Both on the court and along the sidelines, the Miami Heat will be well represented at this month's NBA All-Star game. Spoelstra, the fifth-year coach who led the Heat to the NBA championship last June, called the All-Star nod "a heck of an honor."
Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan, Jrue Holiday get All-Star Adidas sneakers
Adidas will debut special All-Star versions of three shoes on Friday, including models that will be worn by Lakers center Dwight Howard, Spurs big man Tim Duncan and Sixers guard Jrue Holiday during the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston on Feb. 17.
Paul, Wade Named All-Star Captains
Miami’s Wade will lead the Eastern Conference and L.A.’s Paul the Western Conference in the All-Star Saturday Night that will raise money for charity. The selections were made by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. The captains were chosen, in part, for the leadership they have shown in supporting charitable causes.
How They Got Here: Seven All-Star Newbies
A look at the seven players selected to their first All-Star team this season
Gregg Popovich to coach West
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the third time in his career. Popovich earned the spot after San Antonio beat Charlotte 102-78, ensuring the Spurs (37-11, .771) will have the best record in the West through games played Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder's Scott Brooks was not eligible to coach in this year's midseason classic by virtue of having coached the West team in last year's game.
Brooklyn's Lopez named to NBA All-Star team
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named by NBA Commissioner David Stern to replace injured East All-Star Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. The coach of the East team will
select which East All-Star will start in Rondo's place.
4 Ways to Increase the Popularity of NBA All-Star Weekend
In an era when television ratings are a premium source of income for sports, all-star games are failing to draw Americans to their living rooms. Eventually, rather than make some minor adjustments to the product, one league needs to make a bold move and make a few major changes to the entire all-star weekend.
Rajon Rondo Injury: 5 Replacements for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game Starter
On Sunday the Boston Celtics learned that point guard Rajon Rondo has torn his ACL and would be lost for the season. Beyond the immediate implications this has on the Celtics, a spot has just opened up on Eastern Conference All-Star team. There has already been speculation as to who will replace Rondo on the All-Star team, but an announcement hasn’t yet officially been made.
Mark Cuban wants All-Star Game again, but not at Cowboys Stadium
After the 2010 weekend, Cuban had been enthusiastic about bringing the game back to Cowboys Stadium and holding the Saturday showcase events at the AAC again. However, he has reconsidered, wanting to have all events at the AAC the next time the Mavs are the host team for All-Star Weekend.
NBA All-Star Roster 2013: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
As always, some inclusions and some exclusions have created some buzz among NBA fans and experts. It's impossible for the fans and coaches to make everybody happy; otherwise, each All-Star team would have 40 players. All in all, both rosters are pretty solid and without too many issues. Thank goodness the league was spared from having Jeremy Lin earn a starting spot.
LeBron James' Idea to Expand All-Star Rosters Teams Is Spot-on
"Always believe there should be 15 on both rosters so there's no snubs. #East - B. Jennings, J Smooth, PP #West - S. Curry, J. Crawford, M. Gasol"
Rounding up the 2013 All-Star Game ‘snubs’ talk
Compilation of articles with the reactions about the NBA All-Stars reserves, who deserve it, biggest snubs, etc.
NBA All-Star Game reserves announced
East Bench: Irving - Holiday - George - Deng - Bosh - Noah - Chandler.
West Bench: Parker - Westbrook - Harden - Randolph - Aldridge - Lee - Duncan.
All-Star Game kicks for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant unveiled
Nike has released images of the All-Star colorways for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, which coincide thematically with the Adidas All-Star jerseys that were unveiled last week. Like the uniforms, Nike’s shoes nod toward the city of Houston’s ties to NASA and the space program.
The Case for Brook Lopez as an NBA Eastern Conference All-Star
He's no Tim Duncan, but Brook Lopez has become the new "Big Fundamental." As players such as Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin enter fans hearts via their ability to achieve the athletically extraordinary, Lopez has gone under the radar. Lopez has overcome a lack of quickness by defeating opponent with his polished fundamentals. Lopez is as dominant a low-post scorer as you'll find in the NBA today.
The "No Chance" All-Stars
The task was to come up with All-Star reserves based on the same criteria as the league (two guards, three frontcourt players, two wild-cards), but with one huge caveat - they won't seriously be discussed as All-Stars. This isn't to say they deserve spots over the starters or the reserves, but these players have enjoyed good-to-great 2012-13 NBA campaigns.
Potential NBA All-Star Reserves on the Bubble
In most years, who makes the All-Star Game as a reserve is more or less determined before the voting is even complete. This year there's more uncertainty, particularly in the frontcourts.
Do reserves Jamal Crawford and J.R. Smith deserve selection to NBA all-star
Kobe Bryant was elected to his first all-star game in 1998, when he didn’t start for the Los Angeles Lakers. Since then, no bench player has been elected by the fans or selected by the coaches to participate in the NBA’s annual celebration of the game’s best. But this season, Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers and J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks have long-shot chances of ending the streak and becoming all-star reserves while primarily serving as reserves for their respective teams.
2013 NBA All-Star Game: Picking the reserves
Picking NBA All-Star Game reserves often isn't an easy task -- there are a ridiculous amount of deserving players with seemingly cast-iron cases, and everyone has a different value system in judging those players. Luckily, the fan voters did a solid job in choosing starters in 2013. There are no egregious names among the starters, so there are few reserve slots that need to be dedicated as make-up spaces.
Who was snubbed from NBA All-Star Game starting lineups?
It's time to take a hard look at our 10 All-Star Game starters. Keep in mind that you don't have to stick to traditional positions; the requirement is for two backcourt players and three frontcourt players. The idea is to get the five best players in each conference into the lineup.
Final voting results announced on Thursday Jan. 17
These are the starting fives for the 2013 Houston NBA All-Star Game:
East. Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett.
West. Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard.
Adidas unveils 2013 NBA All-Star uniforms
With a nod to Houston's air history, adidas' 2013 All-Star uniforms and warm-ups will take "take inspiration from Houston's rich aeronautical history, speed and jet plane design."
Damian Lillard aims to become first rookie guard since Michael Jordan to
make NBA All-Star team
Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose didn't make the NBA All-Star Game as rookies. Kyrie Irving made a valiant effort last season, but also didn't get picked. No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago. Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers' rookie point guard, would like to end that streak.
Predicting the 2013 NBA All-Star 3-Point Lineup
The NBA three-point shootout allows the fans to get a glimpse of the top shooters in the game when they don't have a defender contesting their shot. The following assassins deserve to participate in the event based on volume shooting and the rate at which they make threes.
Perennial NBA All-Stars Likely To Miss the Cut This Year
As we draw nearer to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, it has become clear that a handful of perennial participants aren't going to make the cut. Some aren't even viable candidates. Though certain "snubs" can be attributed to injuries, plenty are the result of diminished performance. Others are likely to fall short in favor of some fresh faces as well.
Is David Lee the best power forward in the league?
So if you still haven’t been convinced DLee is an all star, what better test than to match him up against Blake Griffin- the Clipper’s flashy all star starter. In 2012-2013, Lee tops Griffin in most statistical categories: points, rebounds, FG%, FT%, and assists. (Griffin wins in steals and blocks) But what may be surprising is Lee is either first or second in points, rebounds, assists, FG% and FT% for the PF position.
All-Star Linsanity Swallows Harden
In his first season as a starter and in the role of lead horse pulling the wagon, James Harden could expect to be chasing the marquee names of Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul for a starting berth on the Western Conference team in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. But who thinks the league’s fourth-leading scorer should be trailing his Houston teammate Jeremy Lin by more than 200,000 votes? Those casting ballots, of course.
Jackson wants Lee, Curry in NBA All-Star Game
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson believes both Stephen Curry and David Lee should be NBA all-stars when teams are named in the New Year. Jackson said both stars should be on the Western Conference roster when coaches vote on the bench players. "This team is not about chasing individual accolades but that being said it's my job as coach to make the case for these two players to be recognised and every time I've got a microphone in front of me that is what I'm going to don".
NBA to Introduce All-Star Saturday Night Champion at 2013 All-Star Weekend
The NBA announced a few tweaks to the format of its All-Star Saturday Night Contests, connecting the events by way of a competition between the Eastern and Western Conferences and adding “captains” to oversee the spectacle. In years past, the four events were totally independent. Beginning at this year’s 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston, the East and West will receive points based on the results of each of the four events, with the overall winning conference earning extra money to donate to charity.
Who Will Be First-Time All-Stars?
At this point, over a quarter of the way through the season and after the first round of All-Star balloting was released to the general public, we’ve gotten a pretty good sense of which players have the best shot at making their first All-Star game this year. It’s still a little too early to determine which of the following players will actually make the team, but it’s very likely that all of the first-time All-Stars are among those listed below.
Major Candidates to Be First-Time NBA All-Stars at the Quarter-Season Mark
Few matters in the NBA generate more debate than All-Star selections. Many fans lament the popularity contest that the game has always represented, while the traditional position criteria has limited the chances for many legitimate All-Star contenders.
1st Round of voting released for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game
The first round of results for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game are available. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are leading the way.
Zach Randolph back performing like an All-Star
Among the reasons for Randolph’s renewed sense of tenacity is that after last year’s condensed, lockout-shortened campaign in which he tore his MCL the first week of the season at Chicago, he spent the bulk of the offseason conditioning and concentrating on reducing his weight. Before the Grizzlies’ morning shoot around session Tuesday, Randolph enjoyed what he described as an intense weight-lifting workout that was comprised of doing a number of squats as well as strengthening his upper body.
All-Stars on Lottery Teams
Looking at previous years’ All-Star rosters, it’s pretty clear that they’re generally made up of high-profile players on teams in playoff contention. But cases can be made for several players this season who play for less-than-stellar teams.
Anderson Varejao Deserves To Make The NBA All-Star Game
In basketball, not everybody can be an elite player garnering accolades, fortune and fan adoration. No, some guys… actually most guys are role players largely going under the radar. Some are even more so cleverly defined as specialists. For the better part of his career, Anderson Varejao has been known as a specialist in the rebounding category, and a pretty good one at that...
Jrue Holiday Wants ‘Serious Consideration’ for the All-Star Team
Jrue Holiday is in the midst of a breakout season (18.6 points and 9.2 assists per game), and is quite understandably hoping for an invite to the midseason showcase. ‘Man, I hope (I deserve serious consideration),’ Holiday said. ‘I don’t really look at the statistics of me and the other guards. I really just try to go out there and play.’”
Duncan still fits All-Star profile
Still astounded to see Tim Duncan’s run of 13 consecutive All-Star appearances end last February, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich already has begun stumping for his star big man three months ahead of this season’s game in Houston. Step one of the campaign appears to be to remind voters — and fellow coaches who select reserves — of last season’s snub. “I thought he played well enough in the West to be on the All-Star team,” Popovich said. “I thought that was a big mistake, and I thought a lack of respect for how well he played last year. He’s done the same thing this year.”
NBA Players Making Strong Bids To Be First-Time All-Stars
What do Jeremy Lin and James Harden have in common? They will both be NBA All-Stars for the first time in 2013.The global sensation and the Sixth Man of the Year are veritable shoo-ins at this point in the season. What’s more, in one of those typical sports coincidences, both will be holding it down on their new home court. They’re not the only ones who will be making their All-Star Game debut. So many more will just miss their first opportunity.
Which NBA Players Deserve to Start the 2013 All-Star Game?
The 2012-13 NBA season is barely underway, yet All-Star voting has already
begun. While the season is young, there have already been a number of
memorable games, ridiculous stat lines and there are even some records that
are being closed in on. While popularity and branding is going to have an
impact on who gets the starting nods, there are 10 players that deserve to
be starting the 2012-13 edition of the All-Star game.
NBA Breakout Performers: 10 Players Ready to Become All-Stars
For the last few seasons, we've seen young players from Kevin Durant to Derrick Rose break out and create All-Star résumés early in their careers. So after another influx of quality talent over the past few drafts, who will be the next crop of players to take their games to the next level and become All-Stars?
Ballot Rule Led to Blazers G Damian Lillard's Snub
Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard was not included on the 2013 NBA All-Star ballot. Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports the reason: a little-known rule preventing rookies, except the No. 1 overall pick, from being included.
Ten players who should have been on the 2013 NBA All-Star ballot
Everyone agrees that this process is all about hype, not “need,” and there’s something to be said for the “I’m just happy to be nominated” sentiment that comes with inclusion on a ballot. For younger guys, it marks a certain respect level and a first step toward making the All-Star team. For older guys, it can be a tip of the cap for a career well done. With that in mind, here are a few guys who feel they should have been included on this year’s ballot, given their early-season work, with a look at who they might have replaced.
Ballot for 2013 NBA All-Star Game unveiled
The 2013 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled on November 13 during a special event in Houston, the home of the NBA All-Star 2013.
6 Would-Be NBA All-Stars Being Wasted on Horrible Teams
Some players that are "All-Stars" aren't as good as players that aren't "All-Stars." They earn the moniker for no better reason other than they happen to have better teammates.There is a short list of players in the NBA who, if they were playing for a better team, would be no-brainers. Yet because they are toiling with losing teams, they are overlooked.
NBA Launches Volunteer
Program for 2012 Orlando NBA All-Star Jam Session
All the people who want to live the behind-the-scenes All Star experience in the NBA Jam Session can sign-up.
8 NBA Sophomores Who Will Break out in 2013
Looking to make the jump from elite rookies to super sophomores, the 2011 NBA draft class is loaded with skill and talent. The progression between Year 1 and Year 2 could have some bottom feeders in the playoffs come April. From Kyrie Irving to Kenneth Faried, the potential for long-term success is salient in this class.
NBA to change All-Star ballot, eliminating center
61 editions later the NBA has changed how the All-Star lineups are selected. Historically, three positions were clearly defined: Guards (G), Forwards (F) and Center (C). In this years ballot, Center position disappears and fans have to pick 2 guards (backcourt) and 3 forwards (frontcourt) per team.
SI preseason 2012 All-Star teams
East Starters: G Deron Williams, G Dwyane Wade, F Carmelo Anthony, F LeBron James, C Andrew Bynum
East Reserves: G Rajon Rondo, G Kyrie Irving, F Chris Bosh, F Kevin Garnett, C Al Horford, F Paul Pierce, F Josh Smith
West Starters: G Chris Paul, G Kobe
Bryant, F Kevin Durant, F Blake Griffin, C Dwight Howard
West Reserves: G Russell Westbrook, G Steve Nash, F LaMarcus Aldridge, F Kevin Love, C Pau Gasol, F Andre Iguodala, G James Harden
East Starters: G Rajon Rondo, G Dwyane Wade, F Carmelo Anthony, F LeBron James, C Andrew Bynum
East Reserves: G Deron Williams, G Kyrie Irving, F Chris Bosh, F Luol Deng, C Al Horford, G Joe Johnson, F Paul Pierce
West Starters: G Chris Paul, G Kobe Bryant, F Kevin Durant, F Blake Griffin,
C Dwight Howard
West Reserves: G Russell Westbrook, G Steve Nash, F LaMarcus Aldridge, F Kevin Love, C Marc Gasol, F Andre Iguodala, G Tony Parker
Tackling the early
NBA All-Star questions
Every new season brings its own revised hierarchy. Player development, regression, injury and movement scramble what was previously thought to be an established order, and in the process create all kinds of opportunities for players and teams to take on new roles in the altered NBA landscape.
The 50 Greatest Players to Never Make an All-Star Team, Part I
I am going to start out with short details on five guards who never made an All-Star team. One even led the league in assists, while another averaged over 21 points per game as part of a championship squad and was left off the AS team. Work horses, former Rookie of the Year talent, Sixth men awards…these five have accolades. Just none of them feature an All-Star appearance…
NBA All-Star tickets & packages available
NBA-Events.com is the official NBA partner for all the info about packages, events, tickets, etc. You can request more information at their website.
Sneak Peek at 2013 NBA All-Star Game Uniforms?
As you can see, the jersey is red and blue with shooting stars going up either side of the shorts into the jersey top. WEST is spelled out on the front of the jersey with a small gold “2013″ on the jersey collar. adidas logos and the standard NBA Star logo are all over the place.
5 NBA Players Who Could Be First-Time All-Stars in 2013
NBA All-Stars come and go each and every season, and these five players are going to be playing in Houston for their first chance at the real All-Star festivities during the 2012-2013 season. All of them are young, and all of them are on the fast track towards the elite tier of NBA players at their respective positions.
NBA All-Star Game generates $95M in economic impact Orange County
For the purpose of the study, "economic impact" is generated only when "new" money is injected into the local economy. The study concluded that direct spending outside of events totaled approximately $56.3 million and indirect spending generated $38.8 million, giving a total economic impact of more than $95 million. Direct spending represents dollars spent within Orange County related to events that otherwise would be spent outside the county's economy.
2013 NBA All-Star Logo unveiled
As seen on the Houston Rockets NBA Draft party and also on the 2K13 video games merchandising.
2013 NBA All-Star Vendor Diversity Program
The NBA's objective for the All-Star Vendor Diversity Program is to bring real business opportunities to minority/woman- owned and other diverse vendors (MWBEs) as suppliers of required goods and services. Vendors who are in the Houston need to:
- Complete and submit the on-line application.
- Submit proof of certification with matching NAISC code as a MWBE by email to: email@example.com or by fax to 201-590-3325..
The deadline is October 1, 2012. For more information ==> http://www.nba.com/allstarvendordiversity/
New Orleans to host 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend
The NBA confirmed officially on April 16, 2012 that the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend will be celebrated in New Orleans (14-16 February), the second time in the city and just 6 years after New Orleans 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend. Three days before the announcement, the NBA sold the Hornets franchise to NFL New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson.
NBA's 10 Surprise Rising Studs Who Could Be First-Time All-Stars in 2013
This year there were some first-time NBA All-Stars, including Luol Deng and Roy Hibbert. There most certainly will be more first-timers next year. Some of these are new to the conversation and some are overdue for a selection.
Orlando Magic are interested in hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star Game
Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins said the franchise will bid to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center if, as expected, city and county government officials support bringing the exhibition back to Central Florida for the second time in four years. The odds would seem to be low for any city to host the game twice in five seasons, but the league does not have a rule that would prohibit a city from doing that.
All-Star Sneaker Roundup
Want to see the souped up, spaced out foot rides Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, AND 1 and PEAK put together for pro basketball’s annual mid-season celebration? Flip through the gallery slideshow above and you might feel a little like you were on the ground in Orlando too.
2012 NBA All-Star Weekend by the Numbers
"Orange County and the city of Orlando have been great hosts," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “(Orlando) is a perfect city to host an All-Star Game with all things good from the hotels to the golf courses to the spectacular Amway Center, there's no better building in the world." And the numbers don’t lie. Check out the final edition of the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend by the numbers:
NBA All-Star Game: West 152 - East 149. MVP Kevin Durant
Jeremy Evans Slam Dunk Champion
Kevin Love wins
the 3 Point Shootout Contest in a tiebreaker against Kevin Durant
Tony Parker the new Skills Challenge winner
Team New York wins the Shooting Stars Contest
NBA All-Star Viewing Guide: How To Enjoy The Worst Events Of The Weekend
The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us! Despite what you may think, every event can be entertaining. Yes, even the Celebrity Game and Shooting Stars. Tom Ziller presents a viewing guide to the weekend.
Kyrie Irving is on fire (34 points + 8-8 3 pointers) and Team CHUCK won the
first Rising Stars Challenge
Stephen Curry out for All-Star Weekend
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered a right foot injury against the Suns during Wednesday game and will not be attending All-Star Weekend festivities, where he was scheduled to defend his title in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Rajon Rondo has been named as a substitute for this contest too.
Rajon Rondo and Kevin Durant to replace Hawks' Joe Johnson in All-Star Weekend
A left knee injury will keep Joe Johnson out of the NBA All-Star festivities, for him the All-Star Game and the 3-Point Contest. Rajon Rondo has been selected as a replacement and will play his third NBA All-Star Game.
Kevin Durant will have a second chance in the 3 Point Contest replacing Joe Johnson after an awful performance (6 points) in 2011 contest.
Jazz's Evans to replace Knicks' Shumpert in Sprite Slam Dunk
New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert missed Monday game with a left patella tendinitis and will be replaced in the Slam Dunk Contests by Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans.
Favors replaces injured Splitter in Rising Stars Challenge
Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors will join TEAM CHUCK for the Rising Stars Challenge replacing injured Tiago Splitter (right calf strain)
Anthony Morrow will wear Drazen Petrovic jersey to honor former Net during
NBA All-Star break
Petrovic was a Net for two-plus years, from midway through the 1990-91 season until 1993 averaging more than 20 points-per-game in each, and left a large impression on the franchise. He died in a car crash at 28 years old that summer. His No. 3 jersey is one of five retired by the organization. Morrow has had the idea since he saw Petrovic's jersey hanging in the Nets' practice facility. After seeing the documentary, "Once Brothers" -- about the broken friendship between Petrovic and Vlade Divac -- he thought that if he had the chance to participate in All-Star weekend, he would honor the fallen hero.
Curry to defend title in Taco Bell Skills Challenge
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will defend his Taco Bell Skills Challenge title against a field consisting of #1 2011 draft pick Kyrie Irving, Tony Parker, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams (2008 contest winner). The 2012 Taco Bell Skills Challenge will take place on Saturday Feb. 25, at Amway Center in Orlando.
Expect NBA to add Jeremy Lin to All-Star roster
NBA commissioner David Stern is not averse to taking advantage of a moment that might never come again. He realizes Lin should be in Orlando. Nobody in the league is hotter. No player in recent years has commanded such intense, unrelenting attention. Stern is bullish on the league he has lorded over for nearly 30 years, so I'd be disappointed if he doesn't find a way to put Lin in uniform. The Stern I've come to expect, who understands the value of a name worthy of a marquee, is working on that task at this very minute.
John Wall on being
12th pick for Rising Star Challenge: “It’s a joke to me”
John Wall has had to get accustomed to losing in Washington, and this week, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick had to deal with what felt like a rejection. TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal chose teams for the Rising Star Challenge from a pool of 20 rookies and second-year players and Wall was selected 12th overall. “It’s a joke to me,” said Wall, who is averaging 16.9 points and 7.5 assists in his second season. “If they think there are 11 guys better than me, then that’s their decision. But I know what I think in my mind and all I can do is go out there and play basketball the way I know how to play.”
Paul George Wants Your NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Ideas
Indiana Pacers guard Paul George has been planning for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest for quite some time so he already has a few dunks up his sleeve now that he's actually going to be a part of the show. After the announcement of his inclusion in the event, Paul George mentioned wanting to involve Larry Bird in some way although that would be a surprise.
Team Atlanta eyes repeat in Shooting Stars
Team Atlanta is going to attempt to become the first repeat Haier Shooting Stars champion as it competes against a field that includes squads representing New York, Texas and NBA All-Star 2012 host city Orlando. The Shooting Stars contest features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and one NBA legend on each team.
Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving lead NBA Rising Stars Challenge rosters
Team SHAQ put together Blake Griffin, Jeremy Lin and Ricky Rubio among others. Team CHUCK reunite two #1 picks in John Wall and Kyrie Irving. Jeremy Lin and Norris Cole were late additions to the draft pool.
Chase Budinger, Paul George, Iman Shumpert and Derrick Williams headline Slam
Dunk Contest field
These are the four NBA Slam Dunk contestants, and Blake Griffin won't return to defend his 2011 championship. It's expected that New York Knikcs point guard Jeremy Lin will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the contest.
James Jones, Kevin Love, Joe Johnson headline Three-Point Contest Field
Reigning champion James Jones of the Miami Heat will defend his title in this year's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Amway Center in Orlando. Rounding out the field are All-Stars Joe Johnson and Kevin Durant, Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers and Anthony Morrow.
Howard, Durant go head-to-head coaching Celebrity Game
2012 NBA All-Stars, Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant will serve as the East and West team coaches, respectively. This year's players include celebrities from film, TV, music and NBA Legends.
Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA All-Star Game
The NBA All-Star players will be getting quite the introduction this year: Nicki Minaj will sing a medley of her hits as the players are announced to the crowd. Mary J. Blige will sing the U.S. national anthem and the group Neverest will sing the Canadian anthem. Pitbull, along with Ne-Yo and Nayer, will perform during the halftime show.
Bulls' Thibodeau to coach East in All-Star Game
The Bulls (24-7, .774) clinched the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 15 with their 121-115 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. Thibodeau, the NBA's reigning Coach of the Year, earned Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors for games played in December/January. He owns a career record of 86-27 (.761).
NBA All-Star 2012: Ryan Anderson to Compete in Three-Point Shootout,
According to Report
Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson will compete in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend 2012, reports Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. Anderson told reporters before Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks he had accepted an invitation to compete in the annual shooting contest.
NBA All-Star Snubs? The Voters Just Might Have Gotten It Right
One look at the Eastern and Western rosters reveals that the voters -- first the fans, who elected starters, then NBA head coaches, who voted on subs -- mostly got things right. There's not one player on either team who objectively does not deserve to be an All-Star. The problem with All-Star balloting every year is that there are more players worthy of All-Star attention than there are slots.
Scott Brooks earns spot as West coach for All-Star Game
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. With Oklahoma City's 101-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday, the Thunder (21-6, .778) has clinched the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 15.
NBA All-Star Game: Breaking Down Superstars' Custom All-Star Kicks
Nike has given us a star-studded gift in the way of three custom-made sneakers for this year's All-Star game. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will all get their very own Colorways and we have the breakdown. They are the biggest and best stars in the NBA, so it's only fitting that they get the mad love from Nike ahead of the mid-season classic.
NBA All-Star Game reserves announced
East Bench: Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Roy Hibbert, Deron Williams, Luol Deng, Andre Iguodala and Joe Johnson.
West Bench: Marc Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Steve Nash.
Blake Griffin not likely to reprise Kia dunk at NBA All-Star Weekend
Griffin wowed the masses during last year's NBA All-Star Weekend festivities with a phenomenal performance in the slam dunk contest, but indicated Thursday night that the likelihood of an encore performance is slim. "As of right now I don't plan on being in it," Griffin said. "Those dunk contests aren't my thing, I said that last year. There's a lot of guys that can put on a great show and do some good stuff."
Houston to host 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend
The NBA confirmed officially on February 8, 2012 the rumors that had been circulating since the last summer: The 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend will be celebrated in Houston (15-17 February), the third time in the city in the last 25 years.
NBA All-Star 2012: 10 Potential Slam Dunk Contest Participants
Last year Blake Griffin took the crown, but maybe it's time to introduce some new blood to the contest, as well as possibly bringing back some old favorites.
Slam Dunk Contest Fan Poll
Kyrie Irving: NBA All-Star?
Irving has had an incredible year and he’s putting up impressive numbers in limited playing time, at least compared to other All-Star candidates. He’s the only player among the top 35 scorers in the league who’s averaging less than 30 minutes a game, and yet there he is nipping at the heels of Danny Granger and Rudy Gay, but it’s relatively rare to have a rookie named to the All-Star game.
Shaq and Barkley will draft Rookie Challenge teams
NBA changed again how the teams for this game are arranged. Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley will draft 9 players from a pool of Rookies and Sophomores. For the first time these young players can share team, not a Rookies against Sophomores battle anymore.
NBA All-Star Game uniforms unveiled
The visual theme for this year's game is a series of heathered tones in the pattern of a basketball floor. The visual theme for this year's game, which will be played in Orlando on Feb. 26, is a series of heathered tones in the pattern of a basketball floor, as you can see in this logo and close-up:
Danilo Gallinari, LaMarcus Aldridge Highlight Top 10 NBA Players With
All-Star Bids in Jeopardy
Only 24 fortunate players get to participate in the NBA All-Star Game, and with the 10 starters for this year's game in Orlando likely set, the battle for reserve spots is likely to get testy. More than a few quality players will take the weekend off or watch the events on TV, just like the rest of us. Call them the first 10 out -- the 10 players who probably won't be named All-Stars, but are playing like All-Stars this season.
Anderson Varejao: 5 Reasons Cavaliers Center Deserves to Be an NBA All-Star
The 29-year-old, seven-year NBA veteran has never made the All-Star team before. For the year he doesn't even average double digits in scoring. Those who haven't watched his game recently would say he's only a flopper, and nothing more. I'm here to say Anderson Varejao deserves to be an NBA All-Star, and here are five reasons why.
NBA.com anticipating East reserves
NBA.com West anticipating reserves
Final voting results announced
These are the starting fives for the NBA All-Star Game:
East. Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard.
West. Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum.
The All-Stars are coming. Who’s the most underrated, no chance at going to Orlando but should have a shot, player in the league today?
Do the Thunder have 3 All-Stars on their Roster this year?
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are Oklahoma City’s two best players. They made All-Star teams and All-NBA teams last year. But the Thunder’s James Harden is emerging this season as a possible third All-Star on the roster. Harden is averaging 16.8 points per game, 3.3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game this season. He’s shooting 48 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 87 percent from the line while getting to it 6.5 times per game.
All-Star rookies vs. sophomores game may see changes
There have been rumblings that this year’s Rookie-Sophomore game won’t pit the two draft classes against each other, but rather feature two teams with a combination of rookies and sophomores. We’re hearing that two TNT personalities – possibly Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal – will assemble the teams from the pool of selected players and coach the squads, as well.
Kyle Lowry should be an NBA all-star
Lowry is having a monster season through 17 games and he has a rather mediocre Rockets team sitting pretty at 10-7, the eighth seed in the Western Conference. He is an attacker at heart but now that he's facilitating more, his all-around play rivals that of some of the elite point guards in the league.
Nuggets' Gallinari has all-star potential
"I think you could see Gallo playing in an All-Star Game someday," George Karl said. "You know, I coached Detlef Schrempf and I think Gallo has more intrigue in terms of Detlef because he's more of a playmaker than he is a scorer."
Paul Millsap’s NBA All-Star Conundrum
Millsap has emerged as the team’s best player. His numbers – 15.9 points and 8.4 rebounds – aren’t anything special. But he’s playing only 29 minutes a night, mostly because the Jazz have enough big men to outfit every Warrior team since 2005 with a pivot. Al Jefferson has slightly better numbers at first glance (18 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks a night), but he’s played more, taken more shots, missed WAY more shots and hasn’t been the one driving Utah in the past few games.
Iguodala could be on course to be all-star
Is Andre Iguodala on the way to becoming a first-time all-star? After he was named one of 20 finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, coach Doug Collins said that if the 10-3 Sixers keep winning, Iguodala should be an Eastern Conference all-star. In the NBA, successful teams tend to be rewarded with all-star berths. Iguodala is not among the top 10 conference forwards in the first fan balloting released last week. He’d almost surely have to be voted to the 12-man team by the conference’s coaches as a reserve.
All-Star first results in, TD in danger of snapping All-Star appearance
The 2012 NBA All-Star first ballot returns are in and not one of the San Antonio Spurs' "Big 3" are no where near the top of the list. One thing to keep an eye on is on Duncan. Should not be named to the West All-Star roster, the 13-time All-Star would snap his All-Star appearance streak. He has made the team since 2000. And seeing how his numbers are down this season, the chances are high TD will miss the annual event.
Eric Gordon and 10 NBA Players Who'll Be Surprise All-Stars
As a compressed NBA schedule takes its toll on veteran players, expect high turnover and new faces on this year’s All-Star rosters. A lockout-shortened season also skews the selection process toward early outcomes, meaning these fast starters will get a chance to run with the NBA’s elite at the main even in Orlando.
Utah Jazz: Al Jefferson may finally be in running for All-Star spot
During the first few years of his career, Jazz center Al Jefferson used to dream about it. Then the losses piled up. Losing seasons in Boston, lost years in Minnesota. Now, if the Jazz keep winning during January and Jefferson keeps producing, the eight-year veteran could finally be in the running for an All-Star spot.
1st Round of voting released for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game
The first round of results are in for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant are leading the way.
10 NBA Players Making a Case for First All-Star Appearance
The 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot has been released, and while there are the usual locks who will earn a selection, numerous candidates are making a case for a first time appearance. While both All-Star teams tend to consist mostly of repeatedly heralded players, a few surprising, yet deserving, first-timers are bound to make the cut. Plenty of athletes have begun to prove themselves this season, as they fight to earn their inclusion in the All-Star conversation.
Ryan Anderson Left Off NBA All-Star Ballot: A Fan’s Take
Through the first 10 days of the season, Anderson is also playing as well as any forward in the Eastern Conference. He is averaging 19.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and nearly 4 three-pointers per game. He is also shooting 48 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from three-point range and 94.4 percent from the free throw line. The success that the Magic has found this year (5-2 so far) is thanks in large part to the combination of Howard and Anderson splitting up defenses and taking advantage of shifts.
20 Surprise Players on the NBA All-Star Game Ballot
With the short season, All-Star voting has crept up on us faster than ever. As a result, there are some names on the ballots that we would have never predicted to be on there at the beginning of the season. Try not to let your jaw drop as you click through the slideshow and see the name of some players you didn't even know saw the court.
Ballot for 2012 NBA All-Star Game unveiled
The 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled on January 4 during a special tip-off event in Orlando, the home of the NBA All-Star 2012. The 61st NBA All-Star Game, which will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at the Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
NBA Launches Volunteer Program for 2012 Orlando NBA All-Star Jam Session
All the people who want to live the behind-the-scenes All Star experience in the NBA Jam Session already can submit his name.
Lockout's end comes just in time for Orlando NBA All-Star
The plan is for training camps and free agency to both begin on Dec. 9, though details remained sketchy. All-Star Weekend in Orlando, initially set for Feb. 24-26, is expected to be preserved.
Orlando Mayor plans to ask the NBA for another All-Star Game in 2014 or 2015
Although city officials look forward to hosting the 2012 NBA All-Star Game if the tentative labor deal is ratified, they plan to ask the league for the city to host the game again in 2014 or 2015 (2013 will be in Houston). “We would certainly appreciate and welcome the opportunity to host the game in either 2014 or 2015 again, and I will certainly, along with the Magic, make that request. But we’re pretty excited about having ’12. Earlier this month, Dyer told Sentinel sports columnist Mike Bianchi that the league would have a “moral obligation” to give the city a second All-Star Game “since we wouldn’t be getting the All-Star Game in the fashion that it was promoted to us.”
Players reject deal, seriously jeopardizing 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando
NBA players are shifting their ongoing labor dispute with the league's owners toward the courts — the courts with lawyers and judges, not the ones with coaches and referees. The move seriously threatens the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled to be played in late February at Orlando's Amway Center, and jeopardizes the 2011-12 season.
NBA Lockout News: Orlando's 2012 NBA All-Star Game would be saved -- if union
accepts new offer
League officials met with executives from the National Basketball Players Association for 11 hours Thursday (Nov. 10) in Manhattan, and by the time the meeting had ended, NBA Commissioner David Stern had made a new proposal to the union’s president, Derek Fisher, and the union’s executive director, Billy Hunter. The contingency schedule that’s been drawn up by the NBA still calls for the 2012 All-Star Game to be played in downtown Orlando on Feb. 26.
Ed Macauley, first NBA All-Star MVP dies on Nov. 8 at 83
Ed Macauley was voted the national college basketball player of the year in 1949 and the most valuable player in the NBA’s first All-Star Game in 1951. The second-highest-paid player in the NBA in the early 1950s, he made the All-Star team in seven of his 10 pro seasons.
Ranking the 50 Greatest Dunks in NBA Slam Dunk Contest History
Orlando loses plenty if 2012 All-Star Game is shelved
Unless the NBA owners and players get real cozy at the negotiating table real soon, there won't be an All-Star Game in Orlando next February. Which means, there goes an estimated $50 million-plus from Central Florida's economy and a decent chunk of change from the league's cash register.
NBA: 7 Players Due for an All-Star Appearance in 2011-2012
Here's a look at the seven players I think can have a breakout season and land themselves in the All-Star game, as well as some honorable mentions.
2012 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center in Orlando in jeopardy in extended
NBA fans in Orlando have waited 20 years for the All-Star Game to return to the City Beautiful. But if the inevitable lockout starts to chew away at regular season games, that wait may be even longer. The league seemed to build some extra time for Orlando's All-Star Game in case of a lockout, when they scheduled it for February 26; that is six days later than any All-Star Game held in the 21st century.
Preparations Underway For Orlando 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend
City leaders expect 80,000 people in downtown Orlando, which is nearly half the city's population. Orlando police will need help from the FBI, Orange County deputies and surrounding law enforcement.
Former Spurs NBA All-Star Mike Mitchell dies of cancer
Mike Mitchell, a 1980s-era Spurs forward known for his inspired play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs, died after a two-year battle with cancer. The San Antonio resident was 55. He played in the All-Star Game at home at the Richfield Coliseum in 1981.
1981 NBA All-Star Game
The 10 Greatest NBA All Star Game Performances Ever
I’ve always found NBA All-Star weekend (also known to most basketball addicts as having to go 5 days without seeing your team play), to be the most watchable (or least unwatchable) of the major sports. So with that in mind, we looked back through the catalog at the last 60 years of NBA All-Star games, and came out with what we believe to be the 10 best performances ever.
2012 NBA All-Star Vendor Diversity Program
The NBA's objective for the All-Star Vendor Diversity Program is to bring real business opportunities to local woman and minority-owned businesses that are interested in providing goods and services to the NBA All-Star. Vendors who are in the Orlando need to:
- Complete and submit the on-line application.
- Submit proof of certification as a woman or minority-owned enterprise to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 201-974-5972.
The deadline is September 1, 2011. For more information ==> http://www.nba.com/allstarvendordiversity/
Spurs remain interested in hosting NBA All-Star Game
Spurs Sports & Entertainment President Rick Pych says the organization has shared with league officials its continued interest in hosting another NBA All-Star Game in San Antonio. But he says the only way it makes sense for the Alamo City to host the event a second time is if the game is staged the same place it was played in 1996 — in the Alamodome.
Rockets Want to Host 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend
“Since last All-Star Game in 2006, we’ve submitted to the league a proposal to host the All-Star Game again,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said. “We’re under consideration for 2014. We’re hopeful, but the NBA has not made any determinations. There are a number of cities bidding for the same thing. We’re working with the city and the sports authority to try to get the game.”