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Plenty of numbers to chew on as All-Star Weekend nears


Posted Feb 17 2011 9:14AM - Updated Feb 17 2011 8:51PM

LOS ANGELES -- L.A. is about to go live with All-Star 2011. With 46 NBA players set to take part in six competitions, it's going to be a busy few days. To get you ready, here's a breakdown of some of the numbers regarding All-Star Weekends past and present ...

All-Star Weekend

14 -- NBA players participating in more than one competition at All-Star weekend. Blake Griffin is the only one set to participate in three.

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26 -- Teams represented by at least one player in All-Star weekend competitions. The only teams without representatives? Charlotte, Indiana, Memphis and Phoenix. Thirteen of the 26 have multiple representatives, led by Boston, Miami, Oklahoma City and San Antonio, who have four representatives each.

T-Mobile Rookie Challenge

3 -- Former teammates from the University of Kentucky on the Rookie Team: Eric Bledsoe (Clippers), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings) and John Wall (Wizards). The Sophomore Team has a pair of USC teammates: DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) and Taj Gibson (Bulls), and the West All-Stars have a pair of UCLA teammates: Kevin Love (Wolves) and Russell Westbrook (Thunder).

7 -- Consecutive wins for the Sophomores before Video last year's 140-128 Rookie win. The Sophs are 8-3 all-time. Both teams were comprised of rookies from 1994-98 and the game took its current format in 1999.

46 -- Record for most points scored in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge, Video set by Kevin Durant two years ago in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook's Video 40 points in last year's game is the second-highest total.

Haier Shooting Stars

4 -- Competitors who have won multiple Shooting Stars titles. Lisa Leslie and Magic Johnson each won with Team L.A. in 2003 and '04. Bill Laimbeer won with Team Detroit in 2007 and Video '09. And Becky Hammon won with Team San Antonio in 2008 and Video Team Texas in '10.

This year, Dirk Nowitzki and Kenny Smith will have a chance to win their second straight Shooting Stars title with Team Texas. Steve Kerr, competing for Team Chicago, also has a chance to win his second title. He previously won with Team San Antonio in 2006.

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

2 -- Multiple winners of the Skills Challenge. Steve Nash won in 2005 Video and '10, and Dwyane Wade won in 2006 and '07. Derrick Rose (Video 2009) has a chance to win his second title this year.

25.5 -- Record for fastest time through the Skills Challenge course, set by Deron Williams in the final round in 2008.

53.9 -- Slowest time through the Skills Challenge course, run in the first round by Wade in 2008.

Foot Locker 3-Point Contest

3 -- Number of players who have won the 3-point contest representing the Miami Heat: Glen Rice in 1995, Jason Kapono in 2007, and Daequan Cook in 2009. James Jones has a chance to be the fourth this year. Other teams with multiple winners are the Celtics (Larry Bird and Paul Pierce) and the Bulls (Craig Hodges and Steve Kerr).

5 -- The lowest score in any round of the 3-point Contest. Detlef Schrempf scored five in the semifinals in 1988 and Michael Jordan matched that total in the first round in 1990.

6 -- Multiple winners of the 3-point Contest: Bird (1986, '87, '88), Hodges (1990, '91, '92), Mark Price (1993, '94), Jeff Hornacek (1998, '00), Peja Stojakovic (2002, '03) and Kapono (2007, '08). In total, the defending champion has participated 18 times and won eight times.

19 -- Most consecutive shots made in the 3-point Contest, by Hodges in the semifinals in 1991. The second most consecutive shots made is 11.

25 -- Highest score in any round of the 3-point Contest. Hodges put up 25 in the first round in 1986 and Kapono did it in the finals in 2008.

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

1 -- Number of times the Slam Dunk champion and 3-Point Contest champion came from the same team. Video Harold Miner won the Dunk Contest in 1995, the same year that Heat teammate Glen Rice won the Shootout. The Thunder's Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant have a chance to accomplish the feat this year.

3 -- Players who have won the Slam Dunk representing the Atlanta Hawks: Dominique Wilkins (Video 1985 and Video '90), Spud Webb (Video 1986) and Josh Smith (2005). Other teams with multiple winners are the Celtics (Video Dee Brown in 1991 and Gerald Green in 2007), the Knicks (Kenny Walker in 1987 and Nate Robinson in 2006, Video '09 and Video '10), and the Suns (Video Larry Nance in 1984 and Cedric Ceballos in 1992). Blake Griffin has a chance to be the Clippers' second winner (Video Brent Barry, 1996).

4 -- Number of Slam Dunk competitors for the 10th straight year. In the first NBA dunk contest in 1984, there were nine competitors.

All-Star Game

4 -- Number of players who recorded double-doubles in Video last season's All-Star Game: Carmelo Anthony (27 points and 10 rebounds), Chris Bosh (23 points and 10 rebounds), Amar'e Stoudemire (12 points and 10 rebounds) and Dwyane Wade (28 points and 11 assists).

8 -- Including this year, the West has been the home team for the All-Star Game eight straight years, a streak that will end next year in Orlando. The last time the East was the home team was in Atlanta in 2003.

12 -- Players who have won multiple All-Star Game MVP awards. Bob Pettit's four are the most, a record Kobe Bryant could tie this season. Other active players with multiple All-Star Game MVP awards are Shaquille O'Neal (three) and LeBron James (two).

14 -- All-Star MVP awards won by players in the city where they play, including two for the Utah Jazz (Karl Malone and John Stockton) in 1993. Shaquille O'Neal has won the award twice in the city that he plays, Video in 2004 in L.A. and Video in '09 in Phoenix. Michael Jordan's 40 points in 1988 are the most scored by a player in his team's own city.

19 -- All-Star selections for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the all-time leader. Shaquille O'Neal ranks second with 15 selections. Of this year's All-Stars, Kevin Garnett (14), Kobe Bryant (13) and Tim Duncan (13) have the most selections.

20.7 -- Scoring average of this year's 14 All-Stars. They also average 7.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.14 steals and 0.77 blocks, while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from 3-point range, and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The West All-Stars average more points (21.2), rebounds (7.6) and assists (4.9), but the East All-Stars shoot better from the field (50.1 percent) and from 3-point range (36.5 percent).

21 -- Age of Video Blake Griffin, the youngest All-Star this year. Five players have been All-Stars before the age of 21: Video Kobe Bryant (19 in 1998), Kevin Garnett (20 in 1997), LeBron James (20 in 2005), Magic Johnson (20 in 1980) and Isiah Thomas (20 in 1982).

23.7 -- Highest career All-Star scoring average, a mark held by LeBron James, who has scored 142 points in six All-Star appearances. Carmelo Anthony is second at 21.7 (65/3).

36 -- All-Star Games won by the East. They lead the series 36-23.

42 -- Record for most points scored in an All-Star Game, set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

44 -- Rookies who have been selected to play in the history of the All-Star Game, including Griffin, who is the first since Yao Ming in 2003. Three rookies were named the game's MVP: Elgin Baylor (1959 -- Co-MVP), Wilt Chamberlain ('60) and Oscar Robertson ('61). Baylor holds the record for most points (24) by a rookie in the All-Star Game, Chamberlain holds the record for most rebounds (25) by a rookie, and Robertson holds the record for most assists (14) by a rookie.

129 -- All-Star appearances (including four this season) for the Boston Celtics, the most of any franchise. The Los Angeles Lakers are second with 93 appearances, including two this season (Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant).

207 -- Career All-Star points scored (in 11 games) by Kobe Bryant, the active career leader. He needs 56 more to pass Michael Jordan, who is the all-time leader with 262 points in 13 games.

1,394 -- Points scored by Monta Ellis, who is the highest-scoring non-All-Star for the second straight season. That's more than twice as many points as Kevin Garnett (669) has this season, and almost three times as many as Rajon Rondo (467).

John Schuhmann is a staff writer for NBA.com. You can e-mail him here and follow him on twitter.

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