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NBA All-Star Game Overview

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The History of the NBA All Star Game can be dated back to when the game of basketball was first invented. The roots of basketball were introduced by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian from Almonte, Ontario.  Dr. James Naismith developed basketball after being approached by a local YMCA, in Springfield, Massachusetts. They were interested in conducting a new indoor sport for their physical education class. What we know about basketball’s origins, is it incorporated a game involving just 13 rules and a peach basket hung 10 feet above the floor. 

Since then, the game has become more precise and complex and has gained much popularity among sports fanatics.  The recognition received helped develop the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1946. This led to the first NBA All Star Game played in Boston on March 2, 1951. 

The idea of the NBA All Star Game was proposed by the league’s president, Maurice Podoloff, after being inspired by the success of the MLB’s All star game.  Each year NBA players are recognized for their exceptional performances through out the season by being voted to play in the NBA All Star Game.  Consequently, with the best players in line the, NBA All Star Game has become a main attraction among sports fanatics throughout the country. Accordingly, today the NBA All Star Game is broadcast live on TNT, ESPN radio, and audio in several languages on NBA.com. 

 

NBA All star game Recaps  

 

Year

NBA All star Game location

NBA All star Game Champions

NBA All star Game MVP

2004

Los Angeles

West

Shaquille O’Neal, L.A. Lakers

2003

Atlanta

West

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota

2002

Philadelphia

West

Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers

2001

Washington

East

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia

2000

Oakland

West

Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Shaquille O’Neal, L.A. Lakers

1998

New York

East

Michael Jordan, Chicago

1997

Cleveland

East

Glen Rice, Charlotte

1996

San Antonio

East

Michael Jordan, Chicago

1995

Phoenix

West

Mitch Richmond, Sacramento

1994

Minneapolis

East

Scottie Pippen, Chicago

1993

Salt Lake City

West

Karl Malone & John Stockton,Utah

1992

Orlando

West

Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles

1991

Charlotte

East

Charles Barkley, Los Angeles

1990

Miami

East

Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles

1989

Houston

West

Karl Malone, Utah

1988

Chicago

East

Michael Jordan, Chicago

1987

Seattle

West

Tom Chambers, Seattle

1986

Dallas

East

Isiah Thomas, Detroit

1985

Indianapolis

West

Ralph Sampson, Houston

1984

Denver

East

Isiah Thomas, Detroit

1983

Los Angles

East

Julius Erving, Philadelphia

1982

New Jersey

East

Larry Bird, Boston

1981

Cleveland

East

Nate Archibald, Boston

1980

Washington

East

George Gervin, San Antonio

1979

Detroit

West

David Thompson, Denver

1978

Atlanta

East

Randy Smith, Buffalo

1977

Milwaukee

West

Julius Erving, Philadelphia

1976

Philadelphia

East

Dave Bing, Washington

1975

Phoenix

East

Walt Frazier, New York

1974

Seattle

West

Bob Lanier, Detroit

1973

Chicago

East

Dave Cowens, Boston

1972

Los Angeles

West

Jerry West, Los Angeles

1971

San Diego

West

Lenny Wilkens, Seattle

1970

Philidelphia

East

Willis Reed, New York

1969

Baltimore

East

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati

1968

New York

East

Hal Greer, Philadelphia

1967

San Fransisco

West

Rick Barry, San Francisco

1966

Cincinnati

East

Adrian Smith, Cincinnati

1965

St Louis

East

Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati

1964

Boston

East

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati

1963

Los Angeles

East

Bill Russell, Boston

1962

St Louis

West

Bob Pettit, St. Louis

1961

Syracuse

West

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati

1960

Philadelphia

East

Wilt Chamberlin, Philadelphia

1959

Detroit

West

Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis; Bob Pettit, St. Louis

1958

St Louis

West

Bob Pettit, St. Louis

1957

Boston

East

Bob Cousy, Boston

1956

Rochester

West

Bob Pettit, St. Louis

1955

New York

East

Bill Sharman, Boston

1954

New York

East

Bob Cousy, Boston

1953

Ft. Wayne

West

George Mikan, Minneapolis

1952

Boston

East

Paul Arizin, Philadelphia

1951

Boston

East

Ed Macauley, Boston

On Point is an independent NBA All-Star travel package and ticket broker that specializes in sports travel packages and tickets to high demand events worldwide. The sports travel packages we offer can be catered to your individual desires and are sure to be an unforgettable experience. Though we offer pre-planned NBA All-Star travel packages, with the many options we have available, On Point can arrange customized NBA All-Star packages that no one else in the industry can provide.

 

To request a quote for a NBA All-Star package or to discover more of what On Point can do for you and your private party, contact us today at 713-227-8888 to speak with one of our executive travel consultants. You can also call our Travel Agent Hotline at 800-809-1277 or e-mail us at info@onpointevents.com.

 

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