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 second time which the arrangement was not East/West. The game was held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte was announced 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 likely to be played in Charlotte in 2017, but was moved to New Orleans because of controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The match was televised by TNT for the 17th straight year, also was also simulcast on TBS in some markets.
The two teams were trained 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 named as the head coach for Team LeBron. It marks the first time since the 2008 NBA All-Star Game where both trainers did not have a playoff berth during the previous season
About February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver called Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as particular team roster improvements for the match, citing their contributions to the match. They were chosen in the final round of the 2019 All-Star Draft, which makes each roster include 13 players.

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