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2009 All-Star Starters

East StartersWest Starters
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat | Guard
Fifth All-Star appearance
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers | Guard
11th All-Star appearance
Allen Iverson
Detroit Pistons | Guard
10th All-Star appearance
Chris Paul
New Orleans Hornets | Guard
Second All-Star appearance
Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic | Center
Third All-Star appearance
Yao Ming
Houston Rockets | Center
Seventh All-Star appearance
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers | Forward
Fifth All-Star appearance
Amare Stoudemire
Phoenix Suns | Forward
Fourth All-Star appearance
Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics | Forward
12th All-Star appearance
Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs | Forward
11th All-Star appearance
East ReservesWest Reserves
Joe Johnson
Atlanta Hawks | Guard
Third All-Star appearance
Dirk Nowitzki
Dallas Mavericks | Forward
Eighth All-Star appearance
Ray Allen*
Boston Celtics | Guard
Ninth All-Star appearance
Shaquille O'Neal
Phoenix Suns | Center
15th All-Star appearance
Danny Granger
Indiana Pacers | Forward-Guard
First All-Star appearance
Brandon Roy
Portland Trail Blazers | Guard
Second All-Star appearance
Paul Pierce
Boston Celtics | Forward
Seventh All-Star appearance
Chauncey Billups
Denver Nuggets | Guard
Fourth All-Star appearance
Mo Williams*
Cleveland Cavaliers | Guard
First All-Star appearance
Pau Gasol
Los Angeles Lakers | Forward-Center
Second All-Star appearance
Devin Harris
New Jersey Nets | Guard
First All-Star appearance
David West
New Orleans Hornets | Forward
Second All-Star appearance
Rashard Lewis
Orlando Magic | Forward
Second All-Star appearance
Tony Parker
San Antonio Spurs | Guard
Third All-Star appearance
*Allen replaces Jameer Nelson (shoulder injury); Williams replaces Chris Bosh (knee injury).

2009 All-Star Dunk Contest Participants

Rudy Fernandez
Portland Trail Blazers | Guard
First dunk contest
Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic | Center
2008 dunk contest champ
Nate Robinson
New York Knicks | Guard
2006 dunk contest champ
J.R. Smith
Denver Nuggets | Guard
Second dunk contest

2009 All-Star 3-Point Shootout Participants

Jason Kapono
Toronto Raptors | Forward
2-time champion
Danny Granger
Indiana Pacers | Forward
First 3-point shootout
Rashard Lewis
Orlando Magic | Forward
Third 3-point shootout
Mike Bibby
Atlanta Hawks | Guard
Second 3-point shootout
Roger Mason
San Antonio Spurs | Guard
First 3-point shootout
Daequan Cook
Miami Heat | Guard
First 3-point shootout

Rookie Challenge

Rookie RosterSophomore Roster
Michael Beasley
Miami Heat | Forward
Drafted No. 2 in 2008
Aaron Brooks
Houston Rockets | Guard
Drafted No. 26 in 2007
Rudy Fernandez
Portland Trail Blazers | Guard
Drafted No. 24 in 2007
Wilson Chandler
New York Knicks | Forward
Drafted No. 23 in 2007
Marc Gasol
Memphis Grizzlies | Center
Drafted No. 48 in 2007
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder | Forward
Drafted No. 2 in 2007
Eric Gordon
Los Angeles Clippers | Guard
Drafted No. 7 in 2008
Jeff Green
Oklahoma City Thunder | Forward
Drafted No. 5 in 2007
Brook Lopez
New Jersey Nets | Center
Drafted No. 10 in 2008
Al Horford
Atlanta Hawks | Forward-Center
Drafted No. 3 in 2007
O.J. Mayo
Memphis Grizzlies | Guard
Drafted No. 3 in 2008
Luis Scola
Houston Rockets | Forward
Drafted No. 56 in 2002
Greg Oden
Portland Trail Blazers | Center
Drafted No. 1 in 2007
Al Thornton
Los Angeles Clippers | Forward
Drafted No. 14 in 2007
Derrick Rose
Chicago Bulls | Guard
Drafted No. 1 in 2008
Rodney Stuckey
Detroit Pistons | Guard
Drafted No. 15 in 2007
Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder | Guard
Drafted No. 4 in 2008
Thaddeus Young
Philadelphia 76ers | Forward
Drafted No. 12 in 2007