NBA All-Stars of the world, NBA fans, NBA players and more will descend on New Orleans on Sunday, April 10 to watch the league’s All-star weekend festivities.
Here are the best photos from the festivities.
NBA All-stars of the World All-Time NBA players: 1.
Clyde Drexler: Clyde Dixler (1962-64) was a five-time NBA champion and four-time scoring champion with the Milwaukee Bucks.
He is also the only player to record 1,000 points in three straight seasons and to score 1,400 points in a season three times.
John Stockton: Stockton (1955-56) is a three-time MVP of the NBA, one of the best players of all time and one of only three NBA players to win a title.
Magic Johnson: Magic Johnson (1956-57) is the first black player in NBA history to win an NBA title, as he captured the title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1956.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Abdul-Ghani (1961-62) is one of five players to record more than 3,000 rebounds in a single season and is one step closer to becoming the first African-American to win NBA titles.
Michael Jordan: Jordan (1982-83) is NBA’s all-time leading scorer, and the only NBA player to win three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Bisping: Bisped (1998-99) is among the most dominant strikers in league history and is also one of two players in league lore to win the most titles.
Shaquille O’Neal: Shaquilliamin (1998) is known as one of basketball’s greatest ever players, and his career with the Lakers was capped off by an NBA championship.
David Robinson: Robinson (1988) is arguably the greatest center in NBA annals and the most decorated player of all- time.
Michael Beasley: Beasley (2001) was one of three NBA stars to win five consecutive titles with the Atlanta Hawks.
Kareema Abdul-Jamal: AbdulJamal (2004) is an all-around basketball player who has won two NBA championships and two NBA MVP awards.
Chris Bosh: Bosh (2005) is another Hall of Famer, and is just the second player in league annals to win four consecutive championships.
Yao Ming: Ming (2007) is perhaps the greatest basketball player of his generation and one the greatest all- around players of his time.
Carmelo Anthony: Anthony (2013) is considered the greatest player in the NBA history, and one who has been able to thrive in a hostile environment, with an offensive system and a star like Anthony.
LeBron James: James (2015) is probably the best player in basketball, and he is one the most influential in league and sports history.
Kevin Garnett: Garnett (2013-14) is also a Hall of Famer, and won three NBA titles and one NBA MVP award with the New York Knicks.
Tim Duncan: Duncan (2005-06) is regarded as one the best point guards of all times, and has been the NBA’s best defensive player ever since he retired.
Kevin Love: Love (2017) is revered as one in the history of the game, and had one of NBA’s greatest careers.
Michael Sam: Sam (2014) is currently the only African- American player to be drafted in the first round of the MLB draft and has played for the New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
Chris Paul: Paul (2015-16) is widely considered one of sports’ greatest ever athletes and was the first player to earn three consecutive MVP awards in the same season.
Jason Kidd: Kidd (2013, 2014) is recognized as one who changed the game with his style of play, and played his entire career with a scoring efficiency that was unmatched.
Larry Bird: Bird (1975-76) is often remembered for his scoring ability, and was one the NBA all-stars to win two championships.
Shaq and Kobe Bryant: Bryant (2008-09) is not only the greatest shooter of all, but also the best scorer of all and is considered to be one of those NBA’s top all-timers.
Karl Malone: Malone (1994-95) is frequently considered to have been one of its most underrated players, which is something he was often criticized for during his tenure with the Denver Nuggets.
Chris Andersen: Andersen (2010-11) is now a Hall-of-Famer, but was