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.
STAT shares a laugh with the East's starting center, Orlando's Dwight Howard.
Nash welcomes the newest All-Star point guard, Derrick Rose.
Hawks All-Star Joe Johnson has some fun with his former Suns teammate.
Nash visits with Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups on the bus over to the Convention Center.
Mavs guard Jason Kidd welcomes his former Suns teammate to Dallas.
Suns forwad Jared Dudley flew into Dallas to strut his stuff in the Joseph Abboud All-Star Fashion Show.
Dudley signs some autographs after the fashion show.
The Suns' Gorilla also made an appearance at Jam Session to pose for photos with fans.
National Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo poses for a photo during an autograph session.
Stoudemire had some fun with some local kids during the NBA Kids Skills Challenge on Friday.
A record-breaking snowfall on Thursday has created a cold All-Star week in Dallas.
American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks, will heat up on All-Star Saturday.
Suns center Channing Frye, who will compete in the three-point shootout on Saturday night, helps paint a local house as part of the NBA's All-Star Day of Service.
Frye said he will fly back to the warmth of Phoenix after competing in the shootout to spend time with his family before the season resumes early next week.
Stoudemire got in some extra reading time while awaiting his delayed flight at Sky Harbor on Thursday afternoon.
STAT had some fun with reporters during the annual All-Star media availability session on Friday.
Stoudemire sits down with NBA TV's Steve Smith to talk All-Star 2010.
Dallas greeted Stoudemire and the rest of the NBA All-Stars with a record snowfall of 9.5 inches on Thursday.
STAT braved the snow and sleet to make his first apperance of the week, signing autographs at a local sporting goods store.
Suns guard Steve Nash did not arrive in Dallas in time for Friday's media session, having run the Olympic torch in his hometown of Vancouver on Thursday afternoon.
Suns Chairman Jerry Colangelo was on hand for a press conference to announce the 2010 Basketball Hall-of-Fame nominees.
Frye was sporting a stylish winter coat for his photo shoot.
Before meeting the media, players pose for a series of photo shoots with NBAE.
Stoudemire was one of the first players to arrive for the photo circuit on Friday. "This never gets old," he told Suns.com.
Meanwhile, over the at the Dallas Convention Center, NBA alumni including former Suns forward A.C. Green entertained fans at the All-Star Jam Session.
Stoudemire and Nash were both voted into the starting lineup for the Western Conference All-Stars.