NBA All-Star Weekend
The National Basketball Association to bear in February of each year, an All-Star Weekend from. During the All-Star Weekends several basketball events will take place on Sunday evening and the All-Star Game.
The All-Star Game
The All-Star Game, which takes place on Sunday, the main event of the Weekends. The game was held in 2009 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona instead, and 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Events of All-Star Weekend
On Friday and Saturday before the All-Star Game, which will be played on Sundays and the following competitions and events take place:
- Slam Dunk Contest
- Three- Point Shootout
- Skills Challenge ( Guards compete in different disciplines against each other )
- Shooting Stars Challenge ( teams with a current, a former NBA player and a current WNBA player occur in the throwing competition against each other )
- Rookie Challenge ( game between the best rookies and the best sophomores )
- D -League All-Star Game ( All-Star Game NBA Development League )
- Celebrity Game ( Celebrity Game )
- H -O-R - S-E Challenge
- Jam Sessions ( fans make the NBA and WNBA stars and can participate in interactive games )
From 1984 to 1993, an NBA Legends game was played, but that was discontinued because of many injuries again and now largely replaced by the Shooting Stars Competition. The latest event is the D -League All-Star Game, which premiered in 2007.