NBA All Star Game Facts and Records
From the highest scoring games to the slam dunk contests, Kidzworld checks out facts and records in NBA All-Star Game history.
NBA All-Star Game Facts - Firsts
- The first NBA All-Star Game was held in Boston in 1951.
- The NBA Rookie Challenge, a game between the best first and second year players was first held in 1994. The 2006 Rookie Game will include up and coming stars like Charlie Villanueva, Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut.
- The Slam Dunk Contest features the NBA's highest flyers and most dominating dunkers and was first held in 1984. Previous winners include Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and Jason Richardson. The 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest will feature 2005 Dunk Champ, Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks and Hakim Warrick from the Memphis Grizzlies. To watch videos of some of the contest's best all-time dunks, click here.
NBA All-Star Game Records - Scoring
- The highest scoring NBA All-Star Game was in 2003 when the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 155 - 145 in a double-overtime scoring fest. Kevin Garnett poured in 37 points and was named the game's MVP.
- The most points scored in a game by one player is 42 points, set by Wilt Chamberlain during the 1962 NBA All-Star Game.
- Michael Jordan holds the record for most career points in NBA All-Star Games. He scored 262 points while playing in 13 NBA All-Star Games.
NBA All-Star Game - 2006 Starters
- The starters for the Western Conference at the 2006 NBA All Star Game are Yao Ming, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant.
- The starters for the Eastern Conference at the 2005 NBA All Star Game are Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Allen Iverson and Lebron James.
- The 2006 NBA All Star Game will be played in Houston on February 17, 2006.