NBA All-Star Game 2024

What is NBA All-star Game 2024

That time of the year is here. At the halfway point of the season, the rumbles of the ll-Star game begin to evoke. The best stars of the league face off for one night of dramatic and intense action. There is no other place to be on that day than at the All-Star showcase.

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It isn't just the game. The All-Star experience is a complete weekend. Lined with thrilling events over the course of three days. Let's look at this year's All-Star game - the 73rd edition.

When is the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

The 2024 All-Star game will be held on February 18th, 2024. It will be preceded by a few other events. The iconic lineup is divided into the entire weekend.

Where is the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

This year, the All-Star game will be held in Indianapolis at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home turf for the Indiana Pacers. It isn't the first time the city welcomes the NBA's most action-packed weekend.

The first time Indiana hosted the game was in 1985 at the Hoosier Dome. The Western Conference won over the East 140-129 in the 35th edition of the All-Star game. It was characterized by multiple all-time greats such as Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.

What is the format for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

There will be significant changes to the All-Star game this season. Rather, the NBA is going back to its roots, adapting the traditional format once again.

There won't be a draft battle between the two All-Star captains anymore. Also, the game will return to its typical four quarters of 12 minutes each without the 'target score' system to decide the winner. However, each quarter victory still counts. The winner of every quarter will secure a sizeable donation to a charitable organization of their choosing.

Since the old captain draft has been ruled out, the NBA returns to the very prominent East vs West battle.

2024 NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule

DateSchedule
Friday, February 16

  • NBA Rising Stars practice - 12 p.m. (NBA TV)

  • Basketball Hall of Fame news conference - 5:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game - 7 p.m. (ESPN)

  • NBA Rising Stars - 9 p.m. (TNT)
Saturday, February 17

  • NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T - 11 a.m (NBA TV)

  •  HBCU Classic presented by AT&T [Winston-Salem State vs. Virginia Union] - 2 p.m. (NBA TV / TNT / ESPN2)

  •  Commissioner Adam Silver news conference - 7 p.m. (NBA TV & NBA App)

  • State Farm All-Star Saturday Night - 8 p.m. (TNT)

  1. Kia Skills Challenge

  2. Starry 3-Point Contest

  3. Stephen vs. Sabrina 3-Point Challenge

  4. AT&T Slam Dunk
Sunday, February 18

  • NBA Legends Awards - 11:30 a.m. (NBA TV & NBA App)

  •  G League Up Next Game presented by AT&T - 1:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

  •  73rd NBA All-Star Game - 8 p.m. (TNT)

How much are NBA All-Star tickets 2024? 

Since it is a yearly event, the All-Star experience is expensive in comparison to a normal NBA game. The cheapest price is listed at $1278 while the most expensive tickets cost as high as $9550.

You can purchase tickets for single-day events or even a bundle that includes the entire weekend. There are also packages for additional events.

Who is the captain of the All-Star 2024?

The captains for the All-Star game are decided through fan votes. Two players with the highest number of votes are elected as captains. Fans account for 50% of the proportion while players and media split the 25%.

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For the second consecutive year, the captain will be LeBron James for the West and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the East. The Greek Freak had the most fan votes at over 4.3 million, whereas James compiled over 3.9 million fan votes.

Here are the starting lineups for this season:

Western ConferenceEastern Conference
LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers (Captain)Giannis Antetokounmpo -Milwaukee Bucks (Captain)
Luka Doncic - Dallas MavericksJoel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Oklahoma City ThunderTyrese Haliburton - Indiana Pacers
Kevin Durant - Phoenix SunsJayson Tatum - Boston Celtics
Nikola Jokic - Denver NuggetsDamian Lillard - Milwaukee Bucks

Since the announcement of the Starting line-up Joel Embiid underwent surgery to mend a torn meniscus in his left knee following an incident where Warriors player Jonathan Kuminga collided with him. He's slated to be sidelined for at least four weeks. In the meantime, Randle suffered a dislocated shoulder and is unlikely to return until late February.

This occurrence isn't unfamiliar in the NBA, with notable players often missing out on the All-Star event due to injuries. However, Embiid's absence, given his significant stature, marks a notable setback in recent years.

Despite his remarkable performance with the Philadelphia 76ers, Embiid must now prioritize his recovery journey.

NBA All-Star reserves

The All-Star reserves will be determined by a vote from the head coaches around the league.

Western ConferenceEastern Conference
Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns

  Bam Adebayo - Miami Heat

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

Paolo Banchero - Orlando Magic

Anthony Davis - Los Angeles Lakers

 Jaylen Brown - Boston Celtics

Anthony Edwards - Minnesota Timberwolves

Jalen Brunson - New York Knicks

Paul George - LA Clippers

 Tyrese Maxey - Philadelphia 76ers

Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers

 Donovan Mitchell -Cleveland Cavaliers

Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves

Julius Randle - New York Knicks

Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks

Scottie Barnes - Toronto Raptors

Even the New York Knicks Julius Randle is injured alongside Joel Embiid. So, Scottie Barnes from the Toronto Raptors was able to make his first All-Star appearance, and Trae Young his third in six seasons.

NBA All-Star Game history

There are some historic milestones to discuss. Namely, LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to earn 20 All-Star nods. The previous best was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 19.

As far as MVP honors go, Kobe Bryant, the person after whom the trophy is now named won the most All-Star game MVPs with four in his collection. Bob Petit is also tied for the record.

Here is a list of all the MVP award winners throughout the history of the All-Star game

YearPlayerTeam
2023Jayson TatumBoston Celtics
2022Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors
2021Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks
2020Kawhi LeonardLos Angeles Clippers
2019Kevin DurantGolden State Warriors
2018LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers
2017Anthony DavisNew Orleans Pelicans
2016Russell WestbrookOklahoma City Thunder
2015Russell WestbrookOklahoma City Thunder
2014Kyrie IrvingCleveland Cavaliers
2013Chris PaulLos Angeles Clippers
2012Kevin DurantOklahoma City Thunder
2011Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2010Dwyane WadeMiami Heat
2009Shaquille O'Neal

Kobe Bryant

Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Lakers

2008LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers
2007 Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2006 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
2005Allen IversonPhiladelphia 76ers
2004Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers
2003Kevin GarnettMinnesota Timberwolves
2002Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2001Allen IversonPhiladelphia 76ers
2000Tim Duncan

Shaquille O'Neal

San Antonio Spurs

Los Angeles Lakers

1999Not awardedNot awarded
1998Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1997Glen RiceCharlotte Hornets
1996Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1995Mitch RichmondSacramento Kings
1994Scottie PippenChicago Bulls
1993Karl Malone

John Stockton

Utah Jazz
1992Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1991Charles BarkleyPhiladelphia 76ers
1990Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers
1989Karl MaloneUtah Jazz
1988Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1987Tom ChambersSeattle SuperSonics
1986Isiah ThomasDetroit Pistons
1985Ralph SampsonHouston Rockets
1984Isiah ThomasSeattle SuperSonics
1983Julius ErvingPhiladelphia 76ers
1982Larry BirdBoston Celtics
1981Nate ArchibaldBoston Celtics
1980George GervinSan Antonio Spurs
1979David ThompsonDenver Nuggets
1978Randy SmithBuffalo Braves
1977Julius ErvingPhiladelphia 76ers
1976Dave BingWashington Bullets
1975Walt FrazierNew York Knicks
1974Bob LanierDetroit Pistons
1973Dave CowensBoston Celtics
1972Jerry WestLos Angeles Lakers
1971Lenny WilkensSeattle SuperSonics
1970Willis ReedNew York Knicks
1969Oscar RobertsonCincinnati Royals
1968Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers
1967Rick BarrySan Francisco Warriors
1966Adrian SmithCincinnati Royals
1965Jerry LucasCincinnati Royals
1964Oscar RobertsonCincinnati Royals
1963Bill RussellBoston Celtics
1962Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks
1961Oscar RobertsonCincinnati Royals
1960Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia Warriors
1959Bob Pettit

Elgin Baylor

 St. Louis Hawks

Minneapolis Lakers

1958Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks
1957Bob CousyBoston Celtics
1956Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks
1955Bill SharmanBoston Celtics
1954Bob CousyBoston Celtics
1953George MikanMinneapolis Lakers
1952Paul ArizinPhiladelphia Warriors
1951Ed MacauleyBoston Celtics

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