1995 NBA All-Star Weekend, Phoenix, Ariz
January 1, 1995
NBA Commisioner David Stern announces Phoenix as the host city for the 1995 All-Star Game.
To help tip off All-Star festivities, Charles Barkley makes his way to a roast in his honor.
Sir Charles gives as good as he gets during his roast.
Stern, Suns GM Jerry Colangelo and comic Billy Crystal await their chance to get a few jabs in on Sir Charles.
Basketball fans of all ages found something of interest at the 1995 NBA Jam Session.
Suns forward Wayman Tisdale offers up some musical entertainment.
The "Stay in School" program was just one of the NBA's community efforts honored at 1995's All-Star Weekend .
Pacers great Reggie Miller makes his presence known during the three-point shootout.
Hometown favorite Dan Majerle goes to wok in the shootout, as well.
Former Suns star Jeff Hornacek takes in All-Star Saturday Night with his daughter.
Miami high-flier Harold Miner bested the rest of the field in the slam dunk contest.
Future Sun Brian Grant goes up for a rebound during the Rookie Challenge.
Representing Dallas, Jason Kidd competes in the game, too.
J-Kidd shows off the form that would see plenty of subsequent All-Star Games.
The Suns' Wesley Person goes to work in the exhibition.
With a game-high 25 points, six steals and four boards, the Lakers' Eddie Jones was named MVP of the Rookie Challenge.
Ball boys at All-Star Weekend wore this exclusive jacket.
Sporting more than a few marquee names, the Eastern Conference squad knew they had their hands full vs. the West.
Penny Hardaway poses with some fans who were paying homage to the swingman's recent injury.
Detroit's Grant Hill made history at the 1995 game, as the first NBA rookie to lead all players in fan voting.
Future Suns star Shaquille O'Neal prepares to go to work, representing the Orlando Magic.
Shawn Kemp and hometown hero Charles Barkley are mere moments away from the start of the annual exhibition.
Sir Charles gets a hero's welcome from the Phoenix faithful during pregame introductions.
The Suns Gorilla makes one of his patented memorable entrances at the game.
Suns athletic trainer and future Ring of Honor member Joe Proski (R) was all too happy to lend his services for the hometown game.
With a wrist injury preventing him from suiting up for the Lakers in his lone All-Star selection, Cedric Ceballos turns photographer for the weekend.
Future Suns Ring of Honor member Jerry Colangelo accepts an award on behalf of the organization.
Charlotte's Larry Johnson was one of seven Eastern Conference players to score in double digits.
Seattle's Gary Payton looks impressed as Hardaway slams home two of his 12 points.
Utah All-Star Karl Malone scored 15 points off the bench for the Western Conference.
Sonics All-Star Shawn Kemp goes up for two of his 13 points.
Jazz great John Stockton matches up against future Sun Hill.
Hill finished with 10 points in his first All-Star Game.
The Orlando All-Star tallied a team-high 11 assists in a losing effort.
Majerle was the first reserve to be named to an All-Star starting slot.
A true fearsome twosome, Alonzo Mourning and Hakeem Olajuwon match up.
Over a decade before calling the Suns' hardwood home, Hill works some magic in the lane for the East.
Majerle battles Shaq in first-half action.
And another angle...
Suns Head Coach Paul Westphal manned the clipboard for the West for the game.
Always an offensive force, the Magic All-Star is no stranger to working the glass, either.
Majerle racked up 10 points in the game.
Shaq slams another one home.
Shaq shares a laugh with Detroit's Joe Dumars.
Competitors in the three-point shootout 24 hours ealier, Thunder Dan goes up over Reggie for a trey.
Shaq makes shooting life difficult for the Chuckster.
Chicago's Scottie Pippen collected 12 points, seven boards and three assists in the game.
Western All-Stars David Robinson and Dikembe Mutombo beat the East to a rebound.
Hill and Knicks All-Star Patrick Ewing work the glass for a rebound.
The 1992-93 NBA MVP found time to rip down nine boards in 23 minutes of action.
Shaq had a team-high 22 points in a losing effort.
Payton collected a game-high 15 assists for the West.
Barkley goes up for two of his 15 points.
Wearing high socks in honor of the Suns' Elliot "Socks" Perry, Barkley shares a laugh with Thunder Dan during the West's 139-112 blowout win.
With a game-high 23 points, Sacramento's Mitch Richmond was named MVP of the game.