All-Star Weekend - From The Phone
February 15, 2013
A look at the plaza outside the George R. Brown Convention Center on All Star Sunday.
An outdoor court on the plaza.
Candice Wiggins talking with Dikembe Mutombo during the Unified Sports game.
Nick Van Denburgh running through the tunnel of Thunder Dancers as he is introduced at the Unified Sports game.
Yao Ming in the building.
Nick Van Denburgh takes a shot during the Unified Sports game.
A look at the Western Conference bench, including Nick Van Denburgh, Dikembe Mutombo and Yao Ming.
Fans outside the player hotel await their favorite stars loading the bus for the All-Star Game.
A look at the scoreboard at Toyota Center.
Getting ready for All-Star 2013.
Pregame concert and introductions taking place at Toyota Center.
Another look at the in-game festivities during All-Star Sunday.
The West beat the East 143-138 in the 62nd annual All-Star Game.
Chris Paul was named MVP. Next year's All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans.
A look at Gate 2 outside Toyota Center prior to All-Star Saturday Night.
Another look at Toyota Center at night.
Maya Moore talking with the media after her appearance in the Sears Shooting Stars challenge at All-Star Saturday Night.
Houston native and basketball legend Clyde Drexler on the big screen. Clyde the Glide was a guest judge during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Terrence Ross being honored after winning the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night.
A look at the monster scoreboard at the Toyota Center before the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
A look from the baseline before the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Team Chuck, which had both Rubio and Shved on the roster, won 163-135.
A look at the Team Chuck photo shoot.
Alexey Shved and Ricky Rubio posing together for a teammate photo opportunity in the Rockets' practice court.
Team Chuck's namesake on the wall entering the Rockets' practice facility. Barkley made an All-Star appearance with Houston in 1997.
A view of the Toyota Center court as Shaq and Chris Webber, filling in for Barkley and holding a Chuck big head, meet at center court for a pregame interview.
Ricky Rubio is introduced before the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Rubio was the starting point guard and finished with 10 assists.
Alexey Shved's game-worn shoes after the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
Saturday morning media availability, waiting for the All-Stars to make their appearance in the mixed zone.
The media arrived early and waited for which ever All-Star they wanted to speak with first during a 20-minute media availability session.
An up-close look at LeBron James, who talked about Wolves forward Kevin Love while playing for Team USA: "I told Kevin Love I appreciate the way he plays the game...he gives you his all each night."
Carmelo Anthony on Kevin Love, another teammate on Team USA: "He brings toughness, he's a guy who can spread the court and score. He's one of the best rebounders of our time."
Kevin Garnett shares a candid moment with the media during Saturday morning's availability.
The West's big hitters get together prior to the start of Saturday's practice at Sprint Arena in the NBA Jam Session.
Kobe Bryant takes a jump shot during his pre-practice warmups.
James Harden and Tony Parker await the ball during a game of Knockout with the fans.
A look at the NBA Jam Session during a busy Saturday afternoon.
Another look at a game for kids at the NBA Jam Session.
One more look at the NBA Jam Session, this time the Center Court area.
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens hangs out near his hotel's lobby on Saturday.
Alexey Shved poses with his agent, his girlfriend and his brother at MSP before boarding his flight to Houston.
A look at the lobby at the players' hotel in downtown Houston.
A bird's eye view of the Toyota Center, home to the 62nd annual All-Star Game on Sunday.
David Aldridge sits down with Kemba Walker on Thursday.
A behind the scenes photo of Alexey Shved as he is interviewed by NBATV.
An outside look at the George R. Brown Convention Center, home to the NBA Jam Session.
Wolves guard Ricky Rubio poses during his NBAE photo shoot on Thursday.
A look at the NBA Jam Session before fans enter the convention center. The calm before the weekend storm.
A look at the Sprint Arena from the baseline during the Team Shaq practice. Moments later, the Team Chuck roster entered the back stage area for media availability.
Team Shaq lit up in lights on the baseline at Sprint Arena.
Team Chuck, which will have Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved on the team, entered the practice facility after Team Shaq wrapped up.
Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved take part in a game of Knockout with fans during their practice session on Friday morning.
A look back in time at the Jam Session, where Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan enjoy a moment during a previous NBA All-Star Game.
A cool look at the Jam Session just outside Sprint Arena where the Rising Stars and All-Star practices are held.
James Harden, the pride of the Rockets during this All-Star Weekend in Houston, walks down the hallway prior to media availability on Friday afternoon.
Former Wolves forward Kevin Garnett sits down with Dr. Jack Ramsay for an ESPN Radio interview. Garnett greeted Ramsay by calling him "The Legend."
Lynx forward Maya Moore talks with the media on Friday. Moore will take part in the All-Star Saturday Night festivities.
Longtime journalist and ESPN personality Michael Wilbon asks Luol Deng a question during Friday's media availability.
LeBrong James answers questions from an extensive group of media during the Friday afternoon All-Star festivities.