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 8 Fun Facts About NBA All-Star Weekend

Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill

As the All-Star Weekend shenanigans begin, we can without a doubt expect the contests and the after parties to be lit this year.

This year the All-Star game is held at the Los Angeles Staples Center. With a few new things straying from the usual blueprint, it’s sure to be an interesting tournament, hopefully, we can see some good action and see some new records break!

 

Here are 8 fun facts about NBA All-Star Weekend.

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Kobe Bryant holds the crown for youngest NBA star to be on the starting lineup during an All-Star game.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the crown for the oldest NBA star to play in an All-Star game, at age 41; and he also holds the record for being the most chosen player, appearing on 19 All-Star teams.

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Instead of the league’s star players from the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference going for the win this year, this is the first All-Star tournament where team captains are allowed to pick their own teams. This year’s captains are LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

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The most attended All-Star game was in 2010, at Cowboys Stadium, with 108,713, people attending.

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All-Star Weekend has been a recurring occasion for 67 years — there’s just one year that the game was canceled, which was during the 1999 NBA lockout.

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The Eastern Conference stands at 37 wins, and the Western Conference stands at 29 wins, with the Western Conference winning the last three.

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Kobe Bryant holds the record for youngest player to win the slam dunk contest, at age 18.

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The most points ever scored in an All-Star game stands at 196, won by the Western Conference. At halftime, they were at 104 points.

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