2013 NBA ALL-STAR GAME PREVIEW:
The NBA All-Star Game lineup has been voted on and set to feature some of the best names in the business. From Kobe to Lebron and Durant to Carmelo the lineup is full of NBA superstars. The West was dominated by the Lakers and the Clippers while the East was won by the Heat and the Celtics. Kobe took to highest vote count taking his 15th consecutive All-Star bid, all of which he was a starter, and joining an elite few. The West also picked up the young superstar from Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant, and the Clippers powerhouse Blake Griffin.
The Eastern Conference kept it a close knit circle as well pulling their starters from Miami and Boston. The East will bring together Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett, two players that had a heated exchange on and off the court just a few months prior to the selection. LeBron and Wade will be the adhesive to hold the team together as they are both all too familiar with playing on a roster full of all-stars.
Houston will be the place to be come February 17 when the star studded rosters of the East and West take to the court of the Toyota Center to put on one of the best shows of the season, the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
- D.Wade (MIA)
- R.Rondo (BOS)
- L.James (MIA)
- C.Anthony (NYK)
- K.Garnett (BOS)
- K.Bryant (LAL)
- C.Paul (LAC)
- K.Durant (OKC)
- D.Howard (LAK)
- B.Griffin (LAC)
NBA ALL-STAR GAME EXPERIENCE:
Official Name: National Basketball Association All-Star Game
First Game Season: 1951
First Game Venue: Boston Garden
First Game Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Notable MVPs: Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal
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NBA All-Star Game Preview History
The NBA All-Star Game is a game held annually between the top players in the Western and Eastern Conferences of the National Basketball Association. The game is part of All-Star Weekend, held every February, which includes other exhibition activities such as the Rookie Challenge, Slam Dunk Contest, and Three-Point Shootout. The first NBA All-Star Game was held in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts. The game gives fans the chance to see the best players in the NBA play together in a more relaxed atmosphere. The game is a celebration of basketball and sportsmanship and a real treat for any NBA fan.
Players for the NBA All-Star Game are selected in two different ways. NBA fans choose the starters, and the reserves are chosen by coaches, though the coaches cannot vote for their own players. The All-Star teams are coached by the coaches from each conference with the best record through the second week in February. Coaches, however, cannot coach two years in a row anymore. This is known as the "Riley Rule" - because of Pat Riley's success with the Lakers in the 1980's, he coached the Western Conference All-Star team nearly every year. The coach with the next best record is selected in this case to coach the team.
The location of the NBA All-Star Game and All-Star Weekend changes each year, rotating throughout the NBA, with one game also played in Las Vegas. This lets fans see a new NBA home arena each year and visit a new city to watch their basketball heroes compete. Buy NBA All-Star Game tickets today and don't miss this clash of titans!
Each year TicketCity has a local presence at the NBA All-Star Game, to assist our clients with ticket pickup and additional purchases. As the weekends' events draw near, our sales associates are available for personal assistance as needed. Therefore, clients have the option to purchase online or over the phone and pick up locally at the event.
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what a great experience had a chance to go to a chicago bulls game and always wanted to go to an allstar game. i remember my father took me to my first game in chicago when the bulls played the spurs when david robingson was a rookie. having a chance to go to the allstar game would be great since now i have 3 boys of my own and my father is still here. August 11, 2010