NBA All-Star

NBA All-Star Series [Part 10: Records and Stats]

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

October 9, 2013

You wouldn’t know it since the West has won the last three NBA All-Star games, but the East actually lead the all-times series 36-26. In Part 10 of our series we will be bringing you lesser known stats and other records from the NBA All-Star Game!

First up we focus on All-Star selections. With between 360-450 players in the league at any given time, being selected as an NBA All-Star is a monumental feat. For some players who are perennial All-Stars this holds even more truth, and for those selected as MVP they can say they are truly the Best of the Best. Here are the selection stats and records:

All-Star Selections

Most votes

Yao Ming (2005) – 2,558,278

Most selections in a row
Kobe Bryant (15)

Most selections over all
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19)
Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett (15- most amongst active players)

Youngest All-Star Game MVP
LeBron James (21 years 51 days)

Joint MPVs
Elgin Baylor and Bob Pettit (1959)
John Stockton and Karl Malone (1993)
Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan (2000)
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal (2009)**
**Shaq became the first player to share two MVP awards

For the most part, NBA All-Star Weekend is really about offense. The Shooting stars content, Slam Dunk Content, 3-point shooting contest are all offense--the same goes for the actual game. While there are brilliant glimpses of defense with blocked shots and steals, the game is all about scoring. That said here are the records and stats for scoring during the NBA All-Star Game:


Most points in a game
West All-Stars (2003) – 155 points, achieved in double overtime
West All-Stars (1961,1992, 2007) – 153 points, game ending after regualtion

Largest margin of victoryMost points in a game (both teams)
1987 – 303 points

West All-Stars (1992) – 40

Smallest margin of victory
East All-Stars (1965) – 1 point
West All-Stars (1971) – 1 point
West All-Stars (1977) – 1 point
East All-Stars (2001) – 1 point

Three-point field goals
East All-Stars (2012) – 14

Most Rebounds
East All-Stars (1966) – 83

Most Assists
West All-Stars (2007) – 52

Most Steals
East All-Stars (1989) – 24

Most Blocks
West All-Stars (1980) – 16

Any NBA fan knows that sometimes it comes down to free-throws to win a game, so we decided to give them their own section:

Free Throws

Most free throws made
East All-Stars (1959) – 40

Highest free throw percentage
West All-Stars (1973) – 100%

Lowest free throw percentage
West All-Stars (2004) – 36.4%

The attendance record for a basketball game was set at Cowboys Stadium with 108,713 fans in attendance. Next year’s NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place at the New Orleans Arena in Louisiana (capacity 18,500), so what does that mean for fans? Get your tickets quickly!

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