2012 NBA All-Star Gallery
February 25, 2012
Although playing less than five minutes in the game, Nash contributed four assists to the 152-149 win by the West All-Stars.
Nash follows Dirk Nowitski onto the court.
Introduction of Nash before the game.
Steve Nash greets fellow players in the locker room before the All-Star game in Orlando.
Nash signs autographs for others players.
And gets signatures from others.
Steve even gets one from old friend and former teammate Dirk Nowitski.
Former University of Arizona and current Houston Rockets player Chase Budinger donned a vintage 1992 Cedric Ceballos Phoenix Suns jersey to reprise the Ceballos blindfolded dunk in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition.
Budinger also succesfully completed a blindfolded dunk that won Ceballos the Slam Dunk Championship 20 years ago in the same city.
The jersey details even included "Ceballos" on the back.
Bidinger and Ceballos embrace after the completed dunk.
Steve Nash heads to practice with former Dallas teammate and current West All-Star teammate Dirk Nowitski.
Steve Nash and LaMarcus Aldridge make their way into the arena for Saturday practice.
On his way to practice, Steve Nash signs jerseys along with former Dallas teammate Dirk Nowitski.
Nash talkes with Jesse Jackson before the game.
Steve Nash at the West All-Star practice on Saturday.
Nash and Dwayne Wade talk before practices for opposite teams in the All-Star game.
Phoenix's Kenny Dobbs won the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown Friday with a blindfolded dunk that was a tribute to the blindfolded dunk Cedric Ceballos made 20 years ago to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Ceballos was on hand for the contest, where his dunk victory also was held. The competition is for Amateur Dunkers at the All-Star Jam Session.
Penny Hardaway was a participant in the Celebrity game played on Friday.
Penny at the foul line.
The All-Star logo.
Markieff Morris on the court for the Rising Stars Challenge.
Morris was part of Team Shaq.
The Rising Stars game was played on Friday and consisted of first a second year players.
Coaches Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, here with TNT announcer Kenny Smith, selected players for their respective teams.
Suns rookie Markieff Morris, playing for Team Shaq, got into the offensive show with a couple first half dunks.
Same dunk, different angle.
Dunks were the order of the day for this game.
Unlike most of the players, Markieff tried to play some defense. Morris finished with 12 points but Team Chuck prevailed 146-133.
And another dunk from a different angle.
Steve Nash takes his turn with the media on Friday.
Fans await a glimpse of the players on a practice court.
A dance team gets some floor time.
The teams had the opportunity for a quick practice.
Morris at Team Shaq practice.
A lighter moment for Morris along side Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin
Suns rookie forward Markieff Morris has arrived in Orlando, where he will participate in the RIsing Stars Challenge on Friday night (7 pm, TNT).
Morris was selected by "Team Shaq" to compete against a roster of rookies and sophomores, drafted by "Team Barkley."
Former Phoenix favorite Bo Outlaw, now a member of the Orlando Magic's community relations department, enjoys some All-Star festivities.
Former Suns center Luc Longley visits with competitors in the NWBA Wheelchair All-Star Classic.
Longley shares a laugh with NBA Commissioner David Stern and former Nuggets center Dikembe Mutombo.
Former Suns forward A.C. Green competes in an alumni shootout during day one of the NBA's All-Star Jam Session.
Remembering the '94-95 season with the Suns, in which he shot a career-high 127 three-pointers, Green fires them up from long-distance.
Green defeated former Suns forward Robert Horry and former Heat guard Tim Hardaway.
The 2012 NBA All-Star game will be played at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2012.