2016 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND - TORONTO
Go to: Ballot |
Slam Dunk Contest |
3 Point Contest |
NBA Rising Stars |
Skills Challenge |
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.
2016 NBA All-Star Schedule of Events
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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
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|
NBA 3-Point Shootout Contest
|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|
NBA Rising Stars: Team USA vs Team World
|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|
|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).
Click below and choose your favorite player to win the MVP:
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.
|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)|
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