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10 Fun Facts About The NBA All-Star Game

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With NBA All-Star Weekend in full effect, I thought it was necessary to bless you with a few fun facts.

1. The first NBA All-Star game was held at The Boston Garden way back in 1951.

2. Both, Kobe Bryant and NBA great Bob Pettit have been named All-Star game MVP 4X’s.

3. Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain holds the All-Star game scoring record with 42 points. (1962)

4. In 2010, the attendance record was broken at the newly built Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX. How many people? A whopping 108,713 people attended the game.

5. In 1984, the first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest was won by Larry Nance.

6. Nate Robinson of the Chicago Bulls has won the Slam Dunk contest 3x’s.

7. Larry Bird won the Three Point Shootout during its first three years of existence.

8. Craig Hodges and Larry Bird have both won the three Point Shootout 3x’s.

9. In 2003, Michael Jordan played his final NBA All-Star game while playing for the Washington Wizards.

10. Lebron James became the youngest player to be named All-Star game MVP at the tender age of 21. (2006)