Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 NBA All-Star Game

  1. The 2017 NBA All-Star Game, an exhibition basketball game that played on 19 February 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Smoothie King Center.
  2. It was the 66th edition of the NBA All-Star Game event. 
  3. The West won the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, 192-182. 
  4. The MVP of the game was Anthony Davis, who scored 52 points, the most ever scored by a player in an All-Star Game. 
  5. It was initially planned to be held at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Hornets. 
  6. If the game had remained in Charlotte, it would have been the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star Game. 
  7. The rosters for the All-Star Game are selected through a voting process. 
  8. The starters for the first time are chosen by not only the fans, but also by the media and current NBA players. Fans make up 50% of the vote, and NBA players and media each comprise 25% of the vote. 
  9. The Golden State Warriors had the best record in the Western Conference, therefore making Steve Kerr the Western Conference head coach.
  10. Brad Stevens, coach of the Boston Celtics, will be the head coach for the Eastern Conference team. 
  11. On 19 August 2016, the NBA chose the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans to host the All-Star Game, after it was pulled out of Charlotte because of the controversy surrounding North Carolina's "bathroom bill", better known as HB2.
  12. The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is the first major sporting event in the United States to be relocated for political reasons since 1990.

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