Damian Lillard joins Michael Jordan as only NBA players to win two titles during All-Star Weekend

Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard joined Michael Jordan as the only NBA players to win either the 3-point contest or Slam Dunk contest and be named MVP in the same All-Star Weekend. Lillard won the 3-point contest on Saturday, edging Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Atlanta’s Trae Young in the final round. In 1988, Jordan won […]

James Foglio  •  19 Feb 2024
Karl-Anthony Towns becomes 4th player to score 50 points in an NBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns became the fourth player to score 50 or more points in an NBA All-Star Game, in the Western Conference All-Stars’ 211-186 loss to the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Sunday night. It was his fourth career All-Star game. Towns joined Jayson Tatum (55 points in 2023), Anthony Davis (52 points in […]

James Foglio  •  19 Feb 2024
Pacers’ Bennedict Mathurin Wins 2024 NBA Rising Stars MVP, Leads Team Jalen to Win Over Team Detlef

Indiana Pacers guard Bennedict Mathurin won the 2024 NBA Rising Stars MVP award after scoring 18 points and hitting the game-winning shot in the semifinal appearance against Team Tamika and adding four points in a 26-13 win over Team Detlef in the final. Despite the highly anticipated matchup between rookie stars Victor Wembanyama and Chet […]

James Foglio  •  17 Feb 2024
Trae Young and Scottie Barnes Named as All-Star Replacements

The NBA All-Star Game coming up in Indiana is bound to be one for the ages. However, two of the originally selected All-Stars will not be able to participate due to injury. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid just recently underwent successful meniscus surgery. Unfortunately for him, he is now ineligible to repeat as the league MVP due […]

Mathew Huff  •  07 Feb 2024
Nuggets, Analysis and Predictions for This Year’s All-Star Festivities

Bobby Krivitsky shares his analysis, noteworthy nuggets and predictions for this year’s All-Star festivities.

Alan Draper  •  15 Oct 2021
Sources: Devin Booker to Replace Damian Lillard in All-Star Game, Three-Point Contest

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Team LeBron in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago. Booker will also replace Lillard in the 2020 MTN DEW® […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Report: NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and rising second-year stars Luka Doncic and Trae Young headline the star-studded group of present and future superstars who make up the starters for the 69th All-Star Game. James, the catalyst for the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers, will captain the Western Conference team for the second straight season. Antetokounmpo, the […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Report: Jazz, Salt Lake City to Host 2023 All-Star Weekend

The NBA announced today that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
NBA All-Star Friday Recap

Basketball Insiders recaps NBA All-Star Friday 2019, which featured a four-point shot and a deep pool of talent in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Alan Draper  •  15 Oct 2021