The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball event whose dates are organized by the sponsors a year in advance. This year it will be held on February 19 hosted by the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) Do you know that it has been 70 years since The All-Star Game was played for the first time in Boston Garden? The NBA All-Star Game is the main event of the N.B.A. All-Star Weekend, and it consists of 12 of the league’s star players of all NBA Teams. The team is decided by the voting of the media, players, and fans. The new system allows the one with maximum votes to be the captain and choose his teammates from the All-Star reserve.
History of NBA All Star Game
The story goes back to the early 1950s when Maurice Podollof and Haskell Cohen who were the president and publicity director of N.B.A. respectively organized a meeting with Walter A. Brown who was the owner of the Boston Celtics. They proposed an exhibition game that would have the top players in the league. The first NBA All-Star Game was held on March 2, 1951, in Boston Garden.
The selection is mainly done by the players, fans, and also media voting. The fan vote is 50% and the other voters are 25% each. The main teams are the Eastern All-Stars, the Western All-Stars, and the teams led by players like Team LeBron and Team. The game is played with regular rules of the N.B.A.
The NBA All-Star Game was created as an entertainment exhibition. It was started in the 1950s during the point-shaving scandal. The creators came up with this idea to bring back the popularity of the game. The game is usually not played with a competitive mindset and more focus is given to entertainment. In 2020, Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash and 24 points were added to his team in his honor. The halftime of the game is also longer than a regular N.B.A. game. Halftime consists of performances by celebrities and musicians.
NBA All Star Game timeline
The First NBA All-Star Game is played in Boston Garden.
Some 108,713 people attend the NBA All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas.
The vote leaders are now allowed to hold a draft to pick from the rest of the reserves.
The 70th NBA All-Star Game is held in Atlanta.
NBA All Star Game FAQs
How many guards are there in an All-Star Game?
Two guards are the starters in an NBA All-Star Game. Fan voting is not the sole deciding factor anymore.
Who has the most All-Star M.V.P.s?
Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant are the only two basketball players in history to have won the M.V.P. more than once. They both have won M.V.P.s a total of four times.
Why was there no NBA All-Star Game in 1999?
The two sides could not reach an agreement, and they staged a lockout. Despite criticisms from fans and the media, the NBA All-Star Game did not take place in 1999 when it was supposed to take place in Philadelphia.
NBA All Star Game Activities
Watch the NBA All-Star Game
What better way to observe the NBA All-Star Game than to watch it live? If you feel like attending the game is too daunting, you can watch it at home with your folks.
Share it on social media
Let everyone know that you are enjoying NBA All-Star Game Take pictures of yourself and with family enjoying the game and post them on your social media page. You can also write articles about NBA All-Star Game and post them online.
Make it a social event
Invite the shy guy at the office or some of your introverted neighbors to join. The more, the merrier!
5 Intriguing Facts About The N.B.A.
2000 was the worst year
2000’s N.B.A. draft is considered to be the worst in history.
Kobe Bryant missed most shots
Bryant has the record for most shots missed in the N.B.A.
2020 finals were the least-watched game
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 N.B.A. final was the least-watched game.
The 2019 ring was the costliest
The 2019 final championship ring was the biggest and the most expensive so far.
It was B.A.A. before
The N.B.A. was known as the Basketball Association of America (B.A.A) when it came out in 1946.
Why We Love NBA All Star Game
A chance to enjoy high-quality basketball action
This day gives us a chance to watch some of the best basketball players in action. It's action-packed and sure to keep you entertained for the week.
It is quality time with our loved ones
This is a time to get together with your loved ones and enjoy a game of basketball. The NBA All-Star Game gives us a chance to spend time with friends and family, which brings everyone closer.
It gives us a new dream
Many youngsters watch the game and want to play basketball. Some of them are motivated and disciplined enough to make the N.B.A. and All-Stars.
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