All-Star Weekend always opens up a great amount of celebrity fanfare, including musical talents, actors and legendary NBA players all reuniting together in one city. Timberwolves.com caught a few of the stars in New Orleans last weekend, and this gallery is a collection of photos showing which celebrities were around down. This first photo shows "The Mailman" Karl Malone chatting outside the media availability session on Friday.
All-Star Saturday Night was hosted by actor/musician Nick Cannon. He's seen here interviewing Kevin Love.
Nelly was sitting courtside on Saturday night (pictured here), and he also performed during the pregame show inside the Smoothie King Center for Sunday night's All-Star Game.
Not the greatest photo, but Sean "Diddy" Combs was in New Orleans and was also part of the pregame show.
Dr. J himself, Julius Erving, was one of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest judges.
Vanilla Ice was part of the All-Star Saturday Night festivities.
Chris Tucker poses with a couple fans after the All-Star Saturday Night festivities.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose hand you can see in the upper left-hand corner of the Chris Tucker picture, also attended the weekend.
Ludacris gets interviewed on the big screen during the All-Star Game on Sunday.
Dominique Wilkins sits courtside for the All-Star Game. He was also a judge in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Magic Johnson, who also was a Slam Dunk Contest judge, asks the fans to sing Happy Birthday to Bill Russell at the All-Star Game.
Bill Russell reacts to the entire arena singing Happy Birthday to him—he turned 80 on Feb. 12. Both teams came over to greet him afterwards. It was a very cool moment in New Orleans.