2010 All-Star Weekend
January 1, 2010
The 2010 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium before a record crowd of 108,713 fans.
Amar'e Stoudemire and Steve Nash became the Suns' first duo to start in an All-Star Game since Charles Barkley and Dan Majerle started for the West in 1995.
Stoudemire discusses the thrill of playing in front of a historic crowd.
Nash said he felt like he was on Battlestar Gallactica. "It was like a spaceship out there."
The East won a closely contested showdown, 141-139.
Stoudemire scored 10 points and grabbed 12 boards in the game.
Nash scored four points, but handed out a game-high 13 assists, returning to Dallas where he played six seasons with the Mavs.
During a special halftime ceremony, Stoudemire and his USA Basketaball teammates where introduced to the crowd.
Like all All-Star Games, the 2010 edition drew a host of celebrities from coast to coast.
The world-famous Dallas Cowgirls were on hand to entertain the crowd during timeouts.
Nash discusses the situation with the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony as the West found themselves down seven points at the half.
Nash leads the charge.
Former Suns center Shaquille O'Neal enjoyed his courtside seat for the game.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pose for a photo before tip-off.
Nuggets coach George Karl gives a pre-game speech in the West's locker room.
Nash arrives at Cowboys Stadium.
Amar'e Stoudemire arrives for the game.
Nash, Kidd and Nowitzki enjoy the ride to the game.
After a successful All-Star Saturday Night, the stage was set for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium.
Nash joked that winning the Skills Challenge was a "real resume builder."
Suns owner Robert Sarver met Nash backstage to congratulate him on his latest trophy.
Sarver gave Nash a standing ovation after his impressive showing.
Mary J. Blige and Paul Simon enjoyed courtside seats for the Skills Challenge.
Nash flexes for the crowd when introduced.
Nash was nearly perfect in the preliminary round to advance to the finals against Deron Williams.
Nash was again flawless as he performed first in the finals.
Nash finished with a left handed layin.
After Williams missed a couple shots and Nash was assured of winning, he attempted to block Williams ending layin.
Nash accepts the trophy and shows it to the crowd.
And the obligatory post-competition interview for TNT.
Former Arizona Cardinals runningback Emmitt Smith and former Suns forward Charles Barkley catch up courtside.
Frye blamed his early exit on genetics. "My big feet" stepped over the line.
Frye with Boston's Paul Pierce.
Frye was eliminated in the first round.
Frye hits the training room prior to the contest.
Channing Frye poses with the other contestants for the Three-Point Shootout on Saturday.
The Western Conference All-Stars are ready for Sunday's main event.
Stoudemire gives a kiss to his son Amar'e Jr. and daughter Ar'e during the West All-Stars Practice.
Stoudemire fires up a halfcourt shot during practice.
All-Star coach George Karl pulls his squad together.
All-Star Saturday tipped off with practices for the East and West, as well as a media session at NBA All-Star Jam Session, inside the Dallas Convention Center.
One of the largest media huddles gathered around Steve Nash, who flew into Dallas early Saturday morning after helping to light the Olympic flame in Vancouver on Friday night.
Actor Christopher Mintz-Platz (aka McLovin) plays the role of reporter, interviewing Stoudemire.
Nash and his fellow stars greet fans during the practice on center court at Jam Session.