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. Check out our NBA All-Star Game Winners for a comprhensive list of previous games.
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. 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. It’s a fun event that turns the entire city into NBA central, with activities for kids as well as fun parties for adults. Check out our NBA All-Star Game History page for more information. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for NBA All-Star Game tickets.
2015 NBA All-Star Game Preview
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is set to bring it's excitement to the New Orleans Arena on February 16 at 7:00 PM CST. With rosters to include names like LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, and many more of the leagues top players this is one experience that always lives up to it's hype. Outside of the All-Star Game, the NBA All-Star weekend will showcase some of the most exciting events of the year with the Dunk Contest, Three-point Shootout, and the Rising Stars Challenge.
The Eastern Conference roster pulled in a magnitude of talent with Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, and LeBron James at the forward positions while Dwayne Wade and Kyrie Irving take on the starting guard roles. Leading the Eastern Conference team will be Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. The vote leaders in the East came as no surprise with James getting 1.4 million and Paul George finishing out at 1.2 million.
The Western Conference team will be lead by OKC's head coach Scott Brooks and his power forward Kevin Durant. Durant's company on the court will include Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and first-time participant Stephen Curry. Durant raked in the most votes in the West by a long shot with just under 1.4 million leaving Curry in a far second with a little more than a million votes.
In the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, the West beat the East 143-138. Chris Paul was the MVP of the game after scoring 20 points, dishing out 15 assists and collecting four steals. Kevin Durant was the leading scorer in the game with 30, and is the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points in three consecutive All-Star Games. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points.
Check out our NBA All-Star Game Preview History page for previews of previous NBA All-Star Games.
TicketCity at the NBA All-Star Game
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.
- Frida, February 14 - NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge
- Saturday, February 15 - NBA Slam Dunk Competition
- Sunday, February 16 - NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game Event Guide
What event should I go to for the NBA All-Star weekend?
The Slam Dunk competition and All-Star Game are the two marquee events, and they’re both a lot of fun. The Slam Dunk competition gets crazier every year as the participants get more inventive. From Jordan’s jump from the free-throw line to Blake Griffin dunking over a car, there’s always a surprise. The game itself has plenty of dunks, and it’s always high-scoring, so pick whichever sounds more fun – or go to both if you’re able to. If you’re looking just to see some basketball and don’t have the budget for the bigger events, go see the Rising Stars Challenge at a fraction of the price. Check out our NBA All-Star Game Event Guide for more on the NBA All-Star Weekend.
What is the best time to get tickets to the NBA All-Star Game?
Sooner is usually better when it comes to these type of events, as prices tend to fluctuate in the weeks up to the game, and they are unpredictable. If you’re looking for a seat up close, buy way in advance to guarantee a good view of the action, as those tickets are in high demand every year.
How can I buy cheap NBA All-Star Game tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of NBA All-Star Game tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. NBA All-Star Game ticket prices don’t fluctuate as much as regular games, and carry a big demand every year as the participants are always the best in the game of basketball. You’ll see all-stars and future hall of famers like Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and many, many more. The NBA All-Star Game is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and the whole weekend is an experience that will be unforgettable, so get tickets early to avoid the rush the month before the game.
Where should I stay when going to the New Orleans for the 2014 All-Star Game?
The New Orleans Arena is right next to the Superdome, so anywhere downtown should be fine. You’ll be a bit closer from the financial district than the French Quarter, but that’s also where all the fun is.
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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