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 comprehensive 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.
2016 NBA All-Star Game Preview
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game is headed to Toronto, Ontario for the first time in the history of the game. This will be the first time that the NBA All-Star Game has ever been held outside of the United States and the event is expected to draw some of the largest crowds it has ever seen. The Western Conference All-Star team is headlined by Kobe Bryant, who will be making his final appearance as an All-Star. He will be joined by 2015 NBA MVP Steph Curry, as well as Kawhi Leonard and a pair of Thunder Superstars in Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard.
In the Eastern Conference, former teammates Dwayne Wade and LeBron James will join forces with hometown hero Kyle Lowry, and Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. The Golden State Warriors lead all teams with 3 All-Star including Curry, Klay Thomson, and Draymond Green. The Heat, Raptros, Bulls, Spurs, and Thunder each have two players in the 2016 NBA All-Star
The NBA All-Star weekend includes multiple events, including the All-Star Celebrity Game, Dunk Competition, and 3-poitn shooting contest. Tip off for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game is slated for Sunday February 14th, 2016.
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.
- Friday, February 12 - NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (at Ricoh Coliseum)
- Saturday, February 13 - NBA Slam Dunk Competition (at Air Canada Centre)
- Sunday, February 14 - NBA All-Star Game (at Air Canada Centre)
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.