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2015 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND

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This years all star weekend will take place in New York. Events will be at both Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is the first time that NBA All Star Weekend has been held in New York since 1998.  This years NBA All Star Game (64th All Star Game) will be filled with plenty of first time participants; the changing of the guard is quite evident. The Changing Of The Guard In The NBA.As new teams have begun to establish their presence as forces to be reckoned with this year in the NBA, the leaders of these teams have gained all star status. New stars in the league are beginning to replace the older stars in the league as all stars. The changing of the guard is taking place right before our eyes, both literally and figuratively.

NO. PLAYER (TEAM) POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE FROM
7 * Carmelo Anthony (Knicks) F 6-8 240 05/29/84 Syracuse/USA
23 * LeBron James (Cavaliers) F 6-8 250 12/30/84 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH)/USA
16 * Pau Gasol (Bulls) C-F 7-0 250 07/06/80 Barcelona, Spain
2 * John Wall (Wizards) G 6-4 195 09/06/90 Kentucky/USA
7 * Kyle Lowry (Raptors) G 6-0 205 03/25/86 Villanova/USA
1 Chris Bosh (Heat) C 6-11 235 03/24/84 Georgia Institute of Technology/USA
21 # Jimmy Butler (Bulls) G-F 6-7 220 09/14/89 Marquette/USA
15 Al Horford (Hawks) C-F 6-10 250 06/03/86 University of Florida/USA
2 Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) G 6-3 193 03/23/92 Duke University/USA
4 Paul Millsap (Hawks) F 6-8 253 02/10/85 Louisiana Tech University/USA
0 # Jeff Teague (Hawks) G 6-2 181 06/10/88 Wake Forest/USA
3 Dwyane Wade (Heat) G 6-4 220 01/17/82 Marquette/USA
Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer (Hawks)

NO. PLAYER (TEAM) POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE FROM
32 * Blake Griffin (Clippers) F 6-10 251 03/16/89 Oklahoma/USA
33 * Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) C 7-1 265 01/29/85 Barcelona, Spain
24 * Kobe Bryant (Lakers) G 6-6 212 08/23/78 Lower Merion HS (PA)/USA
23 * Anthony Davis (Pelicans) C-F 6-10 220 03/11/93 Kentucky/USA
30 * Stephen Curry (Warriors) G 6-3 190 03/14/88 Davidson/USA
12 LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers) F 6-11 240 07/19/85 Texas/USA
21 Tim Duncan (Spurs) F 6-11 250 04/25/76 Wake Forest/U.S. Virgin Islands
35 Kevin Durant (Thunder) F 6-9 240 09/29/88 Texas/USA
13 James Harden (Rockets) G 6-5 225 08/26/89 Arizona State/USA
3 Chris Paul (Clippers) G 6-0 175 05/06/85 Wake Forest/USA
11 # Klay Thompson (Warriors) G 6-7 215 02/08/90 Washington State/USA
0 Russell Westbrook (Thunder) G 6-3 200 11/12/88 UCLA/USA
Head Coach: Steve Kerr (Warriors)

* – denotes starter

# – denotes first-time selection

^ – denotes injured and will not participate

Rising Stars Challenge rosters

U.S. Team

Kentavios Caldwell-Pope

Michael Carter-Williams

Zach LaVine

Trey Burke

Shabazz Muhammad

Mason Plumlee

Victor Oladipo

Nerlens Noel

Elfrid Payton

Cody Zeller

WORLD TEAM

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bojan Bogdanovic

Gorgui Dieng

Dante Exum

Nikola Mirotic

Rudy Gobert

Dennis Schroeder

Andrew Wiggins

Kelly Olynyk

Steven Adams

Slam Dunk Contest

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Victor Oladipo

Mason Plumlee

Zach LaVine

Three-Point Shootout

Kyle Korver

Klay Thompson

Stephen Curry

Marco Belinelli

Wes Matthews

J.J. Redick