Rising In The East

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All-Star Weekend Schedule

Gibson wins MVP with 11 3-pointers as sophs win again

Howard wins dunk title; Kapono repeats as 3-point champ

James, Allen lift East to All-Star victory

*All events were held at New Orleans Arena

2008 All-Star Starters

East StartersWest Starters
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat | Guard
4th All-Star appearance
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers | Guard
10th All-Star appearance
Jason Kidd
New Jersey Nets | Guard
10th All-Star appearance
Allen Iverson
Denver Nuggets | Guard
9th All-Star appearance
Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic | Center
2nd All-Star appearance
Yao Ming
Houston Rocketss | Center
6th All-Star appearance
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers | Forward
4th All-Star appearance
Carmelo Anthony
Denver Nuggets | Forward
2nd All-Star appearance
Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics | Forward
11th All-Star appearance
Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs | Forward
10th All-Star appearance


Rookie Challenge

Rookie RosterSophomore Roster
Mike Conley
Memphis Grizzlies | Guard
Drafted No. 4 in 2007
LaMarcus Aldridge
Portland Trail Blazers | Forward
Drafted No. 2 in 2006
Kevin Durant
Seattle SuperSonics | Guard
Drafted No. 2 in 2007
Andrea Bargnani
Toronto Raptors | Forward
Drafted No. 1 in 2006
Jeff Green
Seattle SuperSonics | Forward
Drafted No. 5 in 2007
Ronnie Brewer
Utah Jazz | Guard
Drafted No. 14 in 2006
Al Horford
Atlanta Hawks | Center
Drafted No. 3 in 2007
Jordan Farmar
Los Angeles Lakers | Guard
Drafted No. 26 in 2006
Jamario Moon
Toronto Raptors | Forward
Undrafted in 2001
Rudy Gay
Memphis Grizzlies | Forward
Drafted No. 8 in 2006
Juan Carlos Navarro
Memphis Grizzlies | Guard
Drafted No. 40 in 2002
Daniel Gibson
Cleveland Cavaliers | Guard
Drafted No. 42 in 2006
Luis Scola
Houston Rockets | Forward
Drafted No. 56 in 2002
Paul Millsap
Utah Jazz | Forward
Drafted No. 47 in 2006
Sean Williams
New Jersey Nets | Center
Drafted No. 17 in 2007
Rajon Rondo
Boston Celtics | Guard
Drafted No. 21 in 2006
Yi Jianlian
Milwaukee Bucks | Forward
Drafted No. 6 in 2007
Brandon Roy
Portland Trail Blazers | Guard
Drafted No. 6 in 2006

Meet The All-Stars

We're talking to the All-Stars in New Orleans. Listen to the interviews: Audio

• Kobe Bryant
• Dwyane Wade
• Caron Butler
• Brandon Roy
• Dwight Howard
• Chris Bosh
• Chris Paul/David West
• LeBron James
• LaMarcus Aldridge
• Daniel Gibson
• Jeff Green
• Antawn Jamison
• Al Horford

Rewind: 2007 Player Movement

Stars Head East
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to Boston. Rashard Lewis to Orlando. Zach Randolph to New York. Player Movement

Rewind: 2006 Player Movement

Big Ben Becomes Bull
Chicago landed the biggest free agent in Ben Wallace. And the '06 draft was loaded with trades.
Player Movement