When it comes to memorable All-Star moments, each person brings a different perspective to their moment. Maybe your favorite moment -- Magic Johnson's MVP performance in 1992 -- gave you goose bumps and inspired you. Maybe you heard something as you never heard it before -- Marvin Gaye's National Anthem before the 1983 All-Star Game -- and discovered yourself swaying along. Maybe you were just thrilled by a singular spectacular performance, as I was with Vince Carter in the 2000 Dunk Contest. Maybe you were in awe as the NBA assembled its 50 Greatest Players in Cleveland in 1997. Or maybe, the whole weekend held you enthrall such as the 1988 All-Star Weekend, one that many consider the apex of athletic exhibition and robust competition.
But your moments may not be these moments. Could it be one of the 55 other MVP performances? Could it be a dunk you remember, but is largely forgotten by everyone else and when you bring it up, people give you a quizzical look? Your moment could even be a spectacular flameout or a valiant effort in defeat. It could be the first time you watched an All-Star Game with your mom or dad? Or, it could be the last.
From "Easy" Ed Macauley winning MVP in the inaugural game in Boston to Gilbert Arenas sneaking onto the floor and jumping off a trampoline during a time out in Vegas, NBA.com offers 57 Memorable All-Star Moments in honor of the 57th NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. If history is any guide, then the 57th edition should provide more than enough moments from which to choose to add a 58th for next year's game in Phoenix.
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