NBA All-Star 2012 By the Numbers
NBA All-Star 2012 will bring together the league’s most talented players for a global celebration of the game in Orlando. Three days of live game action will culminate with the 61st NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 26.
TNT will televise the All-Star Game for a 10th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 27th season of All-Star coverage. Fans in 215 countries and territories and in 44 languages will be able to experience a weeklong celebration of the game through an array of TV, Internet, film and digital technologies offered by NBA Digital, TNT and ESPN.
The following is a look at NBA All-Star 2012 by the numbers:
NBA All-Star in Orlando
1992 -- Orlando last hosted an NBA All-Star Game in 1992.
113 – Players on All-Star rosters have a combined total of 113 All-Star appearances (East – 59, West – 54).
20 -- The 20th anniversary of Magic Johnson’s 25 point, nine assist, All-Star MVP performance in 1992 after returning from retirement following HIV announcement in Nov. 1991.
55 -- A combined 55 Grammy nominations by All-Star performers, including Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, will.i.am, and Nicki Minaj.
All-Star Global Reach
· 215 -- All-Star events will be broadcast in 215 countries and territories and in over 44 languages.
· 1,800 -- More than 1,800 media will cover events, including 336 international reporters.
NBA on TNT
10 and 27 -- Tenth consecutive year that the All-Star Game will be shown in prime time on TNT, and 27th season that Turner Sports has provided All-Star coverage.
31 -- Turner Sports will utilize 31 TV trucks and trailers with 65 miles of fiber optic strands.
42 -- Turner Sports will use 42 HD cameras, 3 jib cameras and 30 camera effect microphones.
95 -- NBA TV will air more than 95 hours of All-Star coverage.
37 -- TNT and NBA TV analysts were selected as All-Stars a combined 37 times during their playing careers (Charles Barkley – 11, Shaquille O’Neal – 15 - Reggie Miller – 5, Chris Webber – 5, and Steve Smith – 1).
1 Billion -- More than 1billion videos have been viewed by fans this season on NBA.com.
NBA Social Media
200 Million -- Nearly 200 million followers and likes across official NBA, team, and player pages on Facebook and Twitter that will have access to NBA All-Star.
500 -- More than 500 tweets will be sent from @NBA and @NBAAllStar during NBA All-Star 2012.
· 3,000 -- More than 3,000 NBA family members, including current and former players, executives, partners and volunteers, will participate in four days of NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan events.
· 25 -- More than 25 NBA Cares hands-on service events and activities in Central Florida.
· 22,824 -- Collected 22,824 lbs of electronics from fans to be recycled as part of the NBA All-Star E-Recycling Day presented by Sprint.
NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas
· 18 -- Jam Session will celebrate its 18th anniversary after debuting in Salt Lake City in 1993
· 100,000 -- Up to 100,000 fans are expected to come through the doors at the Orange County Convention Center.
· 600,000 -- More than 600,000 square feet of interactive basketball activities and games will be featured including more than 45 basketball courts and attractions.
· 15,000 -- More than 15,000 volunteer hours will be provided by 1,500 Central Florida residents during Jam Session.
NBA Players and Legends
1,600,390 -- Magic’s’ Dwight Howard was this year's leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by Sprint with 1,600,390 votes.
14 -- Making his 14th consecutive All-Star selection, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers ties a record shared by Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal.
8 -- Eight international players selected for the All-Star Game, including Luol Deng, who is the first NBA player to represent Great Britain.
6 -- Six first time All-Stars participating in the 61st All-Star Game, most since 2005 (7).