Top 10 NBA All-Star Weekends

The Top Ten
1 New Orleans 2017
2 Toronto 2016

After 65 years, the NBA All-Star Game made history by being held outside the United States, taking place where the Toronto Maple Leafs reside in Toronto, Canada. Before the big event, there was the Rising Stars Challenge, and what a game it was. Team USA beat Team Canada 157-154, led by Zach LaVine's 30 points, which earned him the game's MVP. The game also featured players like Devin Booker, Andrew Wiggins, and Nikola Jokic.

Then came the main game, as the West beat the East 196-173.

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3 New York City 2015

The city welcomed the best players on the planet for one unforgettable New York NBA All-Star weekend. Rising stars like Stephen Curry shone in the 3-point challenge and the Rising Stars game. Players such as Andrew Wiggins and Elfred Payton put on a show, but that was nothing compared to the big game.

Broadway admired the likes of Russell Westbrook, who scored 41 points, and LeBron James, who scored 40 points, as the West beat the East 163-158 before a rocking crowd at Madison Square Garden.

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4 New Orleans 2014
5 Houston 2013
6 Orlando 2012
7 Los Angeles 2011
8 Arlington 2010

This All-Star Game became so significant that they needed a stadium - a big stadium to house the greatest superstars in the NBA. When the big day arrived, it was a record-breaking day at the place where the Dallas Cowboys play. A total of 108,713 people showed up to see the biggest main attraction the city of Dallas has ever seen outside of the NFL.

The game lived up to the hype as a major attraction. The East beat the West 141-139 in yet another exciting game. Dwyane Wade was the game's MVP, scoring 28 points and 11 assists.

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9 Phoenix 2009
10 New Orleans 2008
The Contenders
11 Chicago 1988

One man sums up this All-Star Weekend: Michael Jordan. His Slam Dunk Championship and his All-Star Game MVP prove it. He was the only Bull to play in that epic game, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the NBA All-Time point scorer in the All-Star Game alone.

The radio broadcast was unforgettable with Johnny Most and Chick Hearn working together to cover a memorable All-Star game, which also included Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and so much more.

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12 Chicago 2020

Before the world changed dramatically, the city of Chicago hosted the NBA All-Star Game. Here, the best players came to compete, and for the second year in a row, it wasn't East vs. West but rather Team Giannis vs. Team LeBron, akin to fantasy basketball. Despite the unconventional team setup, it was an exciting game that wasn't settled until the fourth quarter when the Kobe 24 rule came into effect. Just one month after Kobe Bryant's untimely death, the game wasn't decided until Anthony Davis hit a free throw to give Team LeBron the victory.

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13 Denver 1984

NBA Entertainment was there, as were ESPN and CBS, getting ready for an unforgettable All-Star Weekend. First, the debut of the NBA Legends Game saw legends such as Pete Maravich, John Havlicek, Oscar Robertson, Earl Monroe, and Bob Cousy return for one more game, putting on a spectacular show.

Second, the spectacle continued with the return of the Slam Dunk Contest. Led by Julius Erving, it was the Phoenix Suns' Larry Nance who claimed the title. Then, the main event saw the East beat the West 154-145 in overtime in an exciting, fast-paced game. Isiah Thomas took home the game's MVP, wrapping up a historic All-Star weekend.

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14 Orlando 1992
15 Cleveland 2022
16 Los Angeles 1972

It was a different era from today's All-Star Game. This All-Star Game saw Kareem Abdul-Jabbar booed by the Los Angeles crowd because he was on the Milwaukee Bucks. Still, it was a great game that went back and forth, featuring two future Hall of Famers, Dave Cowens and Bob Lanier, making their All-Star debuts.

In the end, four Lakers who were cheered loudly during the pre-game because they were at their home in the Forum shone brightly, and Jerry West's game-winning shot ended a great game.

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17 Atlanta 2021
18 Detroit 1979
19 Los Angeles 2019
20 Charlotte 2019
21 Cleveland 1997
22 New York 1998
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