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The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball game that will be played on February 19th, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Smoothie King Center. It will be the 66th edition of the event. It was initially planned to be held at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Hornets. If the game had remained in Charlotte, it would have been the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star game; the city previously hosted in 1991 at the now-demolished Charlotte Coliseum.

On February 19 2017, 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. The 2017 NBA All Star Game is the first major sporting event in the United States to be relocated for political reasons since 1990. In that instance, the National Football League (NFL) relocated Super Bowl XXVII out of Tempe, Arizona, because the state did not recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. TNT will nationally televise the game.

All-Star Game

The rosters for the All-Star Game are selected through a voting process. 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. The two guards and three frontcourt players who receive the highest cumulative vote totals are named the All-Star starters. NBA head coaches vote for the reserves for their respective conferences, none of which can be players on their own team. Each coach selects two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. If a multi-position player is to be selected, coaches are encouraged to vote for the player at the position that was "most advantageous for the All-Star team," regardless of where the player was listed on the All-Star ballot or the position he was listed in box scores.

The All-Star Game starters were announced on January 19, 2017. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors were named the backcourt starters in the East, earning their fourth and third all-star appearances, respectively. LeBron James was named a starter to his 13th career all-star game, tying Dirk Nowitzki for most selections among active players. Joining James in the East frontcourt was Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, his third consecutive selection, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, his first all-star selection in his young career, and the first Buck to be named an all-star since Michael Redd in 2004.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden of the Houston Rockets were named to the starting backcourt in the West, earning their fourth and fifth all-star appearances, respectively. In the frontcourt, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors was named to his eighth career all-star game, along with Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, their second and fourth all-star selections, respectively.

Half time show

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend will headline the 66th NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. All-Star Game coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, and the game and all NBA All-Star 2017 Entertainment Series Presented by JBL performances will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Legend, a singer, songwriter and producer, first catapulted to stardom with his platinum-selling album “Get Lifted” in 2004. Following critically acclaimed hits including “Ordinary People,” “Green Light,” “Glory” and “All of Me,” Legend garnered global recognition with 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

On Dec. 2, Legend released his highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Darkness and Light,” including his new hit single, “Love Me Now,” which has drawn over 35 million streams on Spotify and 37 million combined video views. Other standout tracks on the album include Legend’s exciting collaborations with Chance the Rapper on “Penthouse Floor,” Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on title track “Darkness and Light,” and Miguel on “Overload.” He will delight fans with a compilation of his newest and greatest hits during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game.

With HARMAN serving as the Official Sound of the NBA, its audio brand, JBL, will be the presenter of this year’s NBA All-Star Entertainment Series. JBL will power exciting musical performances during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in addition to pregame introductions and the halftime show at Sunday’s All-Star Game.

2017 All Star Break Schedule

Friday, February 17
All times Eastern (ET)
10:30 p.m. BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice NBA TV
12:00 p.m. | All-Star media availability NBA TV
7:00 p.m. NBA All-Star Celebrity Game ESPN
9:00 p.m. BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge TNT
Saturday, February 18
All times Eastern (ET)
11:00 a.m. Hall of Fame Announcement  
12:00 p.m. NBA All-Star Practice NBA TV
2:30 p.m. NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire NBA TV
7:00 p.m. Commissioner Adam Silver media availability NBA TV
8:00 p.m. State Farm All-Star Saturday Night TNT
  Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)  
  Three-Point Contest (second event)  
  Verizon Slam Dunk (third event)  
Sunday, February 19
All times Eastern (ET)
11:00 a.m. NBA Legends Brunch NBA TV coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET
8:00 p.m. 66th NBA All-Star Game TNT

Eastern Conference All-Stars
Pos Player Team No. of selections
Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMar DeRozan
Toronto Raptors
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Jimmy Butler
Chicago Bulls
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks

Western Conference All-Stars
Pos Player Team No. of selections
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
James Harden
Houston Rockets
Kevin Durant
Golden State Warriors
Kawhi Leonard
San Antonio Spurs
Anthony Davis
New Orleans Pelicans

Past Winner

2017 All-Star Game
Team 1 2 3 4 Final 2012 NBA All-Star Game
West « 48 49 47 48 192
East 53 39 47 43 182
MVP: R. Westbrook (31 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast)
2016 All-Star Game
Team 1 2 3 4 Final 2012 NBA All-Star Game
West « 40 52 53 51 196
East 43 47 46 37 173
MVP: Anthony Davis (West, 52 Pts.)

2015 All-Star Game
Team 1 2 3 4 Final 2012 NBA All-Star Game
East 36 36 39 36 158
West « 47 46 40 41 163
MVP: R. Westbrook (41 Pts, 10 Reb, 8 Ast)

2014 All-Star Game
Team 1 2 3 4 Final 2012 NBA All-Star Game
East « 42 34 47 40 163
West 44 45 37 29 155
MVP: K. Irving (31 Pts, 5 Reb, 14 Ast)

2013 All-Star Game
Team 1 2 3 4 Final 2012 NBA All-Star Game
East 26 39 39 34 138
West « 31 38 39 35 143
MVP: Chris Paul (20 Pts, 15 Ast, 4 Stl)