2007 All-Star Gallery
January 1, 2007
On Sunday, the wait was over as the 56th NBA All-Star Game had arrived.
Representing the Phoenix Suns along with forward Shawn Marion, was center Amare' Stoudemire.
For Marion, the All-Star appearance will be his third straight and fourth overall.
The last photo shoot of All-Star Weekend winds down.
Along with the Suns frontcourt mates were a number of other repeat All-Stars including Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki.
Suns Head Coach Mike D'Antoni arrives, ready to coach his team of Western Conference All-Stars.
D'Antoni will have his hands full, preparing for names like Arenas, Wade and James.
D'Antoni discusses how the West hopes to end their two-game slide against the Eastern Conference.
The 2005 Coach of the Year has some final words with Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant.
The Western Conference All-Stars are ready for action.
Just before tip-off, Steve Nash catches up with NBA legend Bill Russell.
Marion meanwhile greets former teammate and New Jersey Nets All-Star Jason Kidd.
In UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas became the first non-NBA city in history to host the All-Star Game.
SuperSonics guard Ray Allen greets the fans in Las Vegas, Nevada.
D'Antoni takes in the player introductions as the game is nearly underway.
Celebrities like David Hasselhoff were out in full force for the contest.
Steve Carrell of The Office speaks with Nothin' But Net host Jamie Morris.
Watching from the sidelines for the Western Conference were three of the NBA's brightest stars Allen Iverson, Yao Ming and Steve Nash.
Stoudemire wasted little time in making his presence felt as the West jumped ahead early.
Marion helps the Western Conference increase their lead with an easy lay-up.
Perhaps no All-Star had more reason to smile than the Matrix, who was back in the stadium he called home as a Runnin' Rebel.
Mike D'Antoni and his coaching staff draw up a play for their talented roster of Western Conference All-Stars.
Marion pulls down one of his eight rebounds as the Western Conference take the lead into halftime.
At halftime, fans all over the world were entertained like only Vegas knows how.
In the second half, STAT and the West picked up exactly where they had left off.
Defending Pacers forward Jermaine O' Neal, Marion proves why he is a strong candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.
The Western Conference finished the game with 52 assists, good for a new All-Star Game record.
The Western Conference also set a record for most points scored in regulation with 153.
Marion hit nine field goals in the affair, perhaps none more impressive than this.
A monster under the boards all season for Phoenix, Stoudemire pulled down nine rebounds in Vegas.
After missing all but three games last season, Stoudemire was a candidate for the 2007 All-Star Game MVP with 29 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
The game was capped off with Marion's slam dunk heard all throughout Las Vegas.
The slam also capped off an 18-point performance for the Matrix.
Marion is congratulated by fellow teammate Kobe Bryant following the highlight slam.
The Western Conference celebrates their 153-132 victory.
After the game, Morris was able to catch up with Suns assistant coaches Phil Weber and Alvin Gentry.
Suns.com reporter Josh Greene poses for a photo with "Mr. Las Vegas" Wayne Newton.
Marion discusses the successful results following the game.
With All-Star Weekend behind him, STAT will now return his focus to the Phoenix Suns.
On Saturday night, Steve and Alejandra Nash arrived at their GQ party at the Venetian.
The host, who was GQ's sportsman of the year in 2005, talks with Suns.com TV.
The MVP couple stop for a quick photo before returning to their guests.
Suns game night emcee and former Slam Dunk champion Cedric Ceballos (right) hosted the 2007 Slam Dunk competition on All-Star Saturday Night.
Saturday marked a practice day for the Western Conference All-Star team.
Former Suns guard Jason Kidd catches up with the Suns' current playmaker.
Opponents during the regular season, Amare' Stoudemire and Spurs point guard Tony Parker talk strategy for Sunday's All-Star Game.
Mike D'Antoni works with his Western Conference All-Stars, including Suns center Amare' Stoudemire.
Shawn Marion shares a laugh with fellow All-Star teammates Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant.
The Matrix chats with former Sun and first-time All-Star Joe Johnson.
Unable to participate in last year's game due to injury, Pacers All-Star Jermaine O' Neal greets Suns All-Star Steve Nash.
The two-time MVP also spent some time taking photos with Rockets All-Star Yao Ming.
At the arena was former Sun Dijon Thompson who was a participant in the D-League All-Star Game.
Nash, meanwhile, receives treatment from a familiar face in Suns Athletic Trainer Aaron Nelson.
The Matrix and STAT will look to represent the Western Conference tomorrow and the Phoenix Suns for the remainder of the 2006-07 season.
STAT unveils his new All-Star kicks.
Parker shares a laugh with Suns assistant coach Alvin Gentry.
Suns owner Robert Sarver poses for a photo with his All-Star frontcourt.
Injured All-Stars Nash and Houston's Yao Ming board the Western Conference bus.
Marion and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant help put the finishing touches on some basketballs for charity.
The All-Star practices were held at the NBA Jam Session, which features interactive games and memorabilia exhibits.
After practice, STAT took time to judge a junior dunk contest.
The Suns were present throughout Mandalay Bay's convention center.
The memorabilia booths featured some unique items, including a rare variant of Stoudemire's Todd McFarlane figure in an orange Suns uniform.
Suns assistant coach Phil Weber talks with Suns.com TV after conducting a youth clinic.
On Friday night, Suns assistant coach Marc Iavaroni coached the sophomore players in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge.
Iavaroni wasn't alone in coaching, joined by NBA legend Oscar Robertson.
Ceballos interviews sophomore guard Chris Paul after his team's 155-114 victory over the rookies.
Members of media had the opportunity to speak with All-Stars on Friday at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Mike D'Antoni, who will coach the Western Conference All-Stars, discusses what should be a high-scoring affair on Sunday.
Nash and Stoudemire meanwhile have a little fun in a nearby photo booth.
Three players were selected as All-Stars from the Suns, including four-time All-Star Shawn Marion.
A former Runnin' Rebel at the local UNLV, Marion has definitely had his hands full thus far.
The Matrix then met up with former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian for an autograph session at Dillard's.
Tarkanian and Marion even made time for fan photographs.
Stoudemire also partook in an autograph session, his at a nearby Champs.
Jerry Colangelo attended the Hall-of-Fame nominations press conference, such names as Phil Jackson, Chris Mullin and Dick Vitale among the finalists.
On Friday, NBA All-Stars met with members of the media in Las Vegas.
Players including Suns forward Amar
Only a year removed from two separate knee surgeries, Stoudemire has returned to All-Star form with 19.9-point and 9.5-rebound averages.
Forward Shawn Marion has plenty of reason to smile back in his old stomping grounds in Las Vegas.
Steve Nash meanwhile could be headed towards his third-straight MVP Award.
Professor Nash will be looking to take opponents to school come the second half of the season.
Mike D'Antoni will be the third coach in Suns history to coach the Western Conference All-Stars.
Following the shoot, STAT spent some time taking in the NBA Celebrity Game.
The Matrix meanwhile proved he had game on Thursday night at the EA Sports Party.
Las Vegas, Nevada will play host to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game.
The game will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center, the home of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.
Members of the media from all over the world will stay at the MGM Grand.
The players meanwhile will be welcomed at the Palms hotel, owned by the Maloof brothers.
The stars will be out in more ways than one as All-Star Weekend is underway.