Here are some fun facts about NBA All-Star Weekend…
Kobe Bryant holds the crown for youngest NBA star to be on the starting lineup during an All-Star game.
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.
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.
The most attended All-Star game was in 2010, at Cowboys Stadium, with 108,713, people attending.
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.
The Eastern Conference stands at 37 wins, and the Western Conference stands at 29 wins, with the Western Conference winning the last three.
Kobe Bryant holds the record for youngest player to win the slam dunk contest, at age 18.
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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