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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

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Will You Watch the NBA All-Star Game?

  • For sure. I love watching all the stars.
  • If I can finish all my homework in time!
  • Maybe - if I can't find anything better to do.
  • No - I hate watching sports.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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