2017 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND - NEW ORLEANS
After several weeks of controversy, on August 19, 2016 the NBA chose New Orleans as the new host for the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Smoothie King Center on Sunday, February 19.
It will be the third time that the NBA's midseason celebration is hosted in the state of Louisiana, previously in 2008 & 2014. The first time since Boston in the 50's that any city host the All-Star Weekend three times in a 10 years span.
The NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game weekend from Charlotte because of the league's objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had announced on June 22, 2015 (just a few days after the 2015 NBA Finals) that Charlotte had won the bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend.
The NBA said it hopes to reschedule the game for Charlotte in 2019.
2017 NBA All-Star Schedule of Events
February 16 – 19
· NBA All-Star Jam Session at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Friday, Feb. 17
· NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, 7 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
· NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge, 9 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center.
Saturday, Feb. 18
· NBA All-Star Saturday Night, 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center.
Sunday, Feb. 19
· NBA All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be televised in prime time on TNT for the 15th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 32nd year of NBA All-Star coverage. The game will be broadcast worldwide in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages.
NBA All-Star Game Ballot & Rosters
Fan voting finished on January 16. The starters
picked by fans, NBA players and media were announced during a
special TNT show on January 19. Full rosters will be released on January 26.
In the next days NBA coaches have to pick seven players from their conference (2 guards, 3 frontcourt and 2 players regardless of their position). Coaches can't select players from their own team.
|Kyrie Irving (CLE)||4||2||Stephen Curry (GSW)||4||4|
|DeMar DeRozan (TOR)||3||1||James Harden (HOU)||5||2|
|Lebron James (CLE)||13||13||Kevin Durant (GSW)||8||6|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)||1||1||Kawhi Leonard (SA)||2||2|
|Jimmy Butler (CHI)||3||1||Anthony Davis (NOP)||4||1|
Click below and choose your favorite players to complete East roster.
On January 5 Adidas unveiled the 2017 NBA All-Star Game uniforms.
The league went with a light gray, blue, and white look for the Eastern
Conference All-Stars, while taking a black, gray, and red approach for
the West’s best.
Unlike other recent NBA All-Star uniforms, the designs are fairly generic. Previous NBA All-Star Games in New Orleans, in 2008 and 2014, featured uniforms with more local flair than this year's.
Adam Silver - NBA Commissioner:
"Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community -- current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2."
John Bel Edwards - Louisiana Governor:
“Even in the midst of a historic crisis, I am excited that the NBA has recognized how great the City of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana are,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement released by the NBA announcing the move. “While we move into the recovery phase of this disaster, I want to thank the NBA for the vote of confidence in our state to host this event and their support of the relief efforts currently underway.”