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2016 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND - TORONTO

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On September 30, 2013 (just a few days later than the 2015 NBA All-Star) NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Canada’s largest city is going to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 14.

Toronto was one of six NBA cities — along with Brooklyn, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Portland and Sacramento — to have never hosted the game. This is the first time that the league’s midseason exhibition will be held outside of the United States.

NBA All-Star Jam Session renamed as NBA Center Court, the NBA's premier fan event, will be held at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place between Feb. 11-14.
NBA Center Court Map

 

 

2016 NBA All-Star Schedule of Events

Full schedule at NBA.com

February 12 – 14
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NBA Center Court at Enercare Centre:
Friday, Feb. 12 - 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 13 - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 14 - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 12
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NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, 7 p.m. ET at Ricoh Coliseum.
· NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge, 9 p.m. ET at Air Canada Center.

Saturday, Feb. 13
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NBA All-Star Saturday Night, 8 p.m. ET at Air Canada Center.

Sunday, Feb. 14
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NBA All-Star Game, 8:30 p.m. ET at Air Canada Center.

NBA All-Star Game Ballot & Rosters

Fan voting finished on January 18. The starters picked by fans were announced during a special TNT show on January 21 and the bench players on January 28.

NBA coaches picked seven players from their conference (2 guards, 3 frontcourt and 2 players regardless of their position). Coaches could not select players from their own team.

 These are the official NBA All-Star Game rosters (# denotes All-Star Game participations, and S is for All-Star Games started).

EAST # S WEST # S
Kyle Lowry (TOR) 3 2 Stephen Curry (GSW) 3 3
Dwyane Wade (MIA) 12 10 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 5 1
Lebron James (CLE) 12 12 Kobe Bryant (LAL) 18 15
Paul George (IND) 3 2 Kevin Durant (OKC) 7 5
Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 9 8 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 1 1
BENCH
John Wall (WAS) 3 1 Chris Paul (LAC) 9 4
Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 1 0 James Harden (HOU) 4 1
Jimmy Butler (CHI) * 2 0 Klay Thompson (GSW) 2 0
DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 2 0 Draymond Green (GSW) 1 0
Paul Millsap (ATL) 3 0 Anthony Davis (NO) 3 0
Chris Bosh (MIA) 11 3 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 5 1
Andre Drummond (DET) 1 0 DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 2 0
Pau Gasol (CHI) * 6 1      
COACHES
Tyronn Lue (CLE) 1   Gregg Popovich (SA) 4  

* Jimmy Butler has a left knee injury and won't play until March. Pau Gasol has been named by the NBA as a replacement.

There are four players who will make their debut as an All-Star in Toronto: Kawhi Leonard, Isiah Thomas, Andre Drummond and Draymond Green.

Coaches for both teams were determined by best record through games played on Jan. 31, two weeks before the game.
Steve Kerr (Golden State) coached the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, so the Warriors coach can't repeat All-Star Game in Toronto.
After David Blatt's firing, Tyronn Lue has been Cavs head coach for only three games before being picked for the NBA All-Star Game.

The NBA for the second season, will have an extended All-Star break. With doubleheaders on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18, all the NBA teams will have at least an eight days break, and most of them nine days.

More Ballot Information - All Time Rosters

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NBA Slam Dunk Contest

 

Player Team Height Weight Slam Dunk Best Dunks
Zach Lavine Minnesota 6-5 180 Second time Watch
Andre Drummond Detroit 6-11 279 First time Watch
Aaron Gordon Orlando 6-9 220 First time Watch
Will Barton Denver 6-6 175 First time Watch

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Who will win the Slam Dunk Contest

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NBA 3-Point Shootout Contest

 

Player Team 3PM 3PA %3P # Times
Stephen Curry Golden State 232 506 .458 Fifth Time
James Harden Houston 140 401 .349 Second Time
Klay Thompson Golden State 155 357 .434 Second Time
Khris Middleton Milwaukee 100 243 .412 First Time
Kyle Lowry Toronto 135 348 .388 First Time
JJ Redick Clippers 120 249 .482 Second Time
Chris Bosh Miami 78 213 .366 First Time
Devin Booker Phoenix 51 122 .418 First Time

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Who will win the Three Point Contest?

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NBA Rising Stars: Team USA vs Team World

The head coaches for both teams will be the lead assistant coaches from the 2016 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs.

Rosters were announced on January 27.

TEAM USA
PLAYER COUNTRY TEAM HEIGHT NBA DRAFT
Jordan Clarkson USA Lakers 6-5 46th - 2014
Zach LaVine USA Minnesota 6-5 13th - 2014
Nerlens Noel USA Philadelphia 6-11 6th - 2013
Jahlil Okafor USA Philadelphia 6-11 3rd - 2015
Jabari Parker USA Milwauke 6-8 2nd - 2014
Elfrid Payton USA Orlando 6-4 10th - 2014
D'Angelo Russell USA Lakers 6-5 2nd - 2015
Marcus Smart USA Boston 6-4 6th - 2014
Karl Anthony Towns USA Minnesota 7-0 1st - 2015
Rodney Hood USA Utah 6-8 23rd - 2014

 

TEAM WORLD
PLAYER COUNTRY TEAM HEIGHT NBA DRAFT
Bojan Bogdanovic Bosnia and Herzegovina Brooklyn 6-8 31st - 2011
Clint Capela Switzerland Houston 6-10 25th - 2014
Trey Lyles * Cadana Utah 6-10 12th - 2015
Nikola Mirotic * Montenegro Chicago 6-10 23rd - 2011
Emmanuel Mudiay Democratic Republic of Congo Denver 6-5 7th - 2015
Raul Neto Brazil Utah 6-1 47th - 2013
Kristaps Porzingis Latvia New York 7-3 4th - 2015
Dwight Powell Canada Dallas 6-11 45th - 2014
Andrew Wiggins Canada Minnesota 6-8 1st - 2014
Mario Hezonja Croatia Orlando 6-8 5th - 2015
Nikola Jokic Serbia Denver 6-10 41st - 2014

* Trey Lyles will substitute Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy).

More info about the NBA Rising Stars

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NBA Skills Challenge
 

Players
Patrick Beverley
DeMarcus Cousins
Draymond Green
Anthony Davis
CJ McCollum
Karl-Anthony Towns
Isaiah Thomas
Jordan Clarkson

More information about the Skills Challenge

Celebrity Game: Canada vs USA

On Thursday, January 14 the NBA announced that Drake & Kevin Hart will be the coaches for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Friday Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the game will air live on ESPN in the U.S. and on Sportsnet ONE and TSN in Canada.

Drake will be joined on the sidelines by Steve Nash and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder José Bautista.

ROSTERS
TEAM CANADA TEAM USA
Stephen James ("Race") Jason Sudeikis ("Race")
Win Butler (Arcade Fire) Joel David Moore (Actor)
Drew Scott ("Property Brothers") Anthony Anderson (ABC's *blackish*)
Jonathan Scott ("Property Brothers") Nick Cannon ("America's Got Talent")
Milos Raonic (Tennis player) Marc Lasry (Bucks co-owner)
Kris Wu (Actor/Singer) Chauncey Billups (NBA All-Star)
Tracy McGrady (NBA All-Star) Muggsy Bogues (Ex-NBA Player)
Rick Fox (NBA TV Analyst) Elena Delle Donne (WNBA Player)
Tammy Sutton-Brown (WNBA Player)  

Uniforms

Adidas and the NBA unveiled the new uniforms for the 2016 NBA All-Star. The design is quite simple, honoring the very first NBA game in 1946. It includes a maple leaf and the city skyline on the back and the first NBA uniform ad: a KIA patch.

NBA All-Star Logo Revealed

The unveiled on May 27 the logo for NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto – the first NBA All-Star to be held outside of the United States.  The logo design pays tribute to the iconic CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere and the jewel of Toronto’s skyline.

The announcement was made at the CN Tower and 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, the first Canadian-born player to win the award, was at stage when the logo was revealed. 

NBA All-Star 2016 will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of basketball. Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian, invented the game in 1891, beginning the nation’s rich history with the sport.  Toronto also hosted the first game in NBA history on Nov. 1, 1946, at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The logo, designed in collaboration with the Raptors, integrates the CN Tower silhouette with the team’s red, white and black colors.  Additional secondary logos include a signature NBA “star” logo inside a dynamic maple leaf and an All-Star toque logo, featuring a clawed star, which pays tribute to the popular accessory worn during Canada’s winter months