NBA All-Star Game

Publication date: 23 Aug 2022

About the National Basketball Association All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game is an annual game between the NBA’s strongest current basketball players from the Western and Eastern Conferences. First and foremost, the National Basketball Association All-Star Game is a huge show that is watched by many basketball fans around the world. The Eastern Conference team leads the NBA All-Star Game by the most wins in the history of all games with a score of 38:29.

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2023 All-Star Game

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition game that will take place on 19 February 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. It will be the 30th anniversary of the All-Star Match. 

History of NBA All-Star games

In the early 1950s, professional basketball was not as popular as it is today. The sport was inferior to American football, baseball, boxing and college football. At the same time, there were several scandals in college basketball involving match-fixing.

In 1951, NBA owner Maurice Podoloff proposed holding an all-star basketball game similar to what they have in American football. Walter Brown offered to play in his Boston Garden arena and pay for all the expenses. He was confident of the success of the event. The East team defeated the West in the match with a score of 111:94. From the very beginning, the players began to show their athletic ability. Everyone was pleased with how the game went: the players themselves, the fans, the organizers. Bob Cousy, the American basketball player of the time, said: “We had the best game on the planet. We took a big step forward (in 1951), and we’re all glad to be a part of it.”

Previous NBA All-Star Game results

The year Venue Results
2022 Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) Team LeBron (East) 163:160 Team Durant (West) 
2021 State Farm Arena (Atlanta, State of Georgia, USA) Team LeBron (East) 170:150 Team Durant (West) 
2020 United Center (Chicago, Illinois, USA) Team LeBron (East) 157:155 Team Durant (West)  

2024 NBA All-Star Game

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) on 18 February.

Keep an eye on the dates of basketball games and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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