2019 NBA All-Star Game

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game was the 68th edition of this exhibition basketball game played on February 17, 2019. This is the time that the arrangement was not East/West. The game was held in the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte was declared as host May 24, 2017. This is the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star Game; the very first time was in 1991, in the Hornets’ previous home stadium Charlotte Coliseum. The match was supposed to be played in Charlotte in 2017, but has been transferred to New Orleans because of controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The game was televised by TNT for the 17th straight year, also was also simulcast on TBS in certain markets.
The two groups were coached from their conference. Mike Budenholzer, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, was called the head trainer for Team Giannis. Michael Malone, coach of the Denver Nuggets, was called the head trainer for Team LeBron. It marks the first time since the 2008 NBA All-Star Game where the two coaches did not have a playoff berth during the previous season
On February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver called Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as special team roster improvements for the game, citing their contributions to the game. They have been selected in the last round of their 2019 All-Star Draft, making each roster consist of 13 players.

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