2003 All-Star Weekend
January 1, 2003
Upon arriving in Atlanta, Suns guard Stephon Marbury and forward Amare Stoudemire take their turn in front of the cameras.
Suns forward Shawn Marion looks forward to making his first All-Star appearance.
The 2003 All-Star Game marks Marbury's second of many to come.
Stoudemire feels right at home under the bright lights of All-Star Weekend.
Suns Senior Executive VP Cotton Fitzsimmons puts his team through a practice on Friday to prepare for Saturday's Rookie Challenge.
Each All-Star signs a number of autographs for charitable causes.
Marbury sits down for an interview after Saturday's Western Conference practice.
Marion puts up a shot during Saturday's Western Conference practice.
Marion and Marbury share some laughs with Rockets center Yao Ming.
Marbury and Celtics forward Paul Pierce strike a pose Friday night.
Stoudemire poses with his teammates prior to the 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge.
Amare gets ready to unleash his power on All-Star Saturday.
Stoudemire battles Memphis forward Pau Gasol in the post.
Stoudemire soars in for two of his 18 points.
At halftime of the Rookie Challenge, Marion and Nikki Teasley of the L.A. Sparks coached a lucky fan in the Philips $1 Million Big Shot.
Marion demonstrates a jumper before the fan took his shots at the money.
Stoudemire starts the break for the rookies.
Stoudemire goes up for one of his four dunks in the Challenge.
The Suns' rookie pulled down seven boards for good measure.
Current and former Suns guards pose for a photo before competing in the 989 Sports Skills Challenge
Marbury makes a move against Logo Man in the Skills Challenge.
Stoudemire scored 49 out of 50 on his first throwdown in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk.
Unfortunately, "Bam Bam," as TNT analyst Danny Ainge calls him, missed his second dunk and failed to advance.
Stoudemire's teammates enjoyed his jams.
The Suns' rookie takes a seat to watch the rest of the competition.
Marbury and Marion share their excitement on the bus over to Phillips Arena for the big event.
Your 2003 NBA Western Conference All-Stars.
Nervous? Not the Matrix.
The Suns' stars model their Western Conference retro unis.
Both Marbury and Marion wore big smiles during the All-Star introductions.
Marbury and Shaquille O'Neal applaud the Western Conference starters.
Marion drives on Boston's Antoine Walker.
Mash and the Matrix share a laugh.
One of four point guards on the West's roster, Marbury contributed four points and six assists in 15 minutes.
Marion goes up for one of his All-Star slams.
The Matrix enters the paint.
Marion kept Jordan from hitting the game-winner at the end of regulation, but MJ got him back with four seconds left in the first overtime.
Marbury and company enjoy their courtside seats.
Marion puts in two of his eight points in his All-Star debut.
Marbury gets dressed and answers a few questions after the game.