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A History of NBA All-Star Game ticketsIf you want highlights, if you want to see the best of the best among professional athletes, then NBA All-Star Game tickets are for you. The annual game, which pits the best players from NBA teams in the Eastern Conference against those in the Western Conference, always features a highlight reel of spectacular dunks, no-look passes, lightning-fast drives to the hoop and flashy alley-oops that don't typically crowd regular season games. It always takes place during a mid-season break. It's a game in which the cream of the crop, the stars among stars, like Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce, Lebron James, Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, all take the floor at once, a dream team of basketball prowess.
How It WorksThe All-Star team is made up of players voted in by fans across the nation. The starters for the All-Star team are players who received the most votes from fans. Reserve players are chosen by the head coaches of each conference, who cannot vote for their own players. Head coaches of the All-Star teams from each conference are the coaches who have the best team records as of January 31 that year. The rules of the All-Star Game are the same as those of regular season games, though players, based on number of votes, might start at positions different from their normal spot on their respective teams. The first NBA All-Star Game was played at Boston Garden on March 2, 1951, featuring 20 of the fledgling league's best players, including all-time great George Mikan on the West team, and the Boston Celtics' Bob Cousy and Ed Macauley, who took home the MVP award, on the East. LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant took home the MVP award for the 2011 All-Star Game after scoring 37 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
Not Just an All-Star GameWhen you buy NBA All-Star Game tickets you get more than just the game itself, because before the game are some equally exciting events, including the Slam-Dunk Contest, the Three-Point Shootout, and others. It's all basketball all the time during NBA All-Star Game weekend.
NBA All-Star Weekend Ticket Prices At A Glance
Both the NBA All-Star Saturday Night event at Barclays Center and the NBA All-Star Game at MSG will be the most expensive basketball events at each arena in the five-plus years our friends at SeatGeek* have been keeping data on the secondary market. The average resale price for the game on Sunday is currently $1,112 per…Read more