NBA All-Star Weekend

The National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend is a weekend festival held every February during the middle of the NBA regular season that consists of a variety of basketball events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. No regular season games are held during this period, which is also known as the All-Star break.[1]

The All-Star Game

Main article: NBA All-Star Game

The All-Star Game, held on Sunday, is the main event of the weekend. The 2016 game was held at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Raptors. The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was originally scheduled to be in Charlotte, North Carolina but has since been relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Events of All-Star Weekend

Carmelo Anthony receiving an alley-oop during the 2004 Rookie Challenge game.

The NBA Jam Session, a "theme park of basketball", has been a part of the All-Star festivities since 1992, with fans able to take part in numerous interactive basketball related activities from Thursday through Monday. The NBA Jam Session is usually targeted to young fans.




Former events


  1. DuPree, David (February 12, 2002). "NBA's brightest stars set to collide". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013.
  2. "TNT to air H-O-R-S-E game featuring NBA players" (Press release). NBA. February 5, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
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