NEW ORLEANS – NBA All-Star 2014 will bring together the league’s most talented players for a global celebration, transforming New Orleans into the center of the basketball universe. Three days of live game action will culminate with the 63rd NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center.   


TNT will televise the All-Star Game for a 12th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 29th season of All-Star coverage.  Fans in 215 countries and territories and in 47 languages will be able to experience a weeklong celebration of the game through an array of digital technologies offered by NBA Digital, TNT and ESPN. The following is a look at NBA All-Star 2014 by the numbers:


  • 25 – Blake Griffin is the 25th player in NBA history to make the All-Star team in his first four seasons as well as the only active player to do so.
  • 7 – Chris Paul is an All-Star for the seventh time in his career. That’s tied with Carmelo Anthony for the sixth most among current All-Stars and ranks in the top 15 among active players. 
  • 2 – Paul won the 2013 All-Star MVP becoming only the second player in the Clippers’ franchise history to win the award (Randy Smith, 1978).
  • 4 – In four years, Griffin had made four All-Star teams as a member of the Clippers. He is the only player in franchise history to be named an All-Star four times with the team.

NBA All-Star in New Orleans

  • 2 -- New Orleans has hosted two NBA All-Star Games (2008, 2014).
  • 3 -- NBA All-Star 2014 marks only the second time that the Sprite Slam Dunk will feature three All-Star Game participants – John Wall (WAS), Damian Lillard (POR) and Paul George (IND).  (M. Jordan, D. Wilkins, C. Drexler - 1988).
  • 5 -- Portland’s Damian Lillard, first player to participate in five All-Star events.
  • 77 -- NBA All-Star 2014 performers have received a combined 77 Grammy nominations (Pharrell – 25; Earth, Wind and Fire – 20; Dr. John – 15; Janelle Monae – 6; Kendrick Lamar – 7; Gary Clark Jr. – 2; Trombone Shorty – 1, Mack Wilds – 1).

All-Star Global Reach

1,800 - More than 1,800 media will cover events, including 265 international reporters.

  • 90 - More than 90 international television and radio outlets and websites will be onsite, with 16 doing live courtside commentary including in Arabic, French, Greek, Hungarian, Mandarin, and Polish.


  • 12 and 29 -- This is the 12th consecutive year the All-Star Game will be shown in prime time on TNT, and 29th season Turner Sports has provided All-Star coverage. 
  • 360 -- For the first time, TNT will utilize the innovative freeD™ – free dimensional video – technology providing fans a 360-degree defining replay view of the action. 

NBA Digital

  • 140 -- NBA TV, and NBA Mobile will present more than 140 hours of All-Star coverage.

NBA Social Media

  • 500M -- Over 500 million followers and likes combined across all league, team, and player pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sina, and Tencent that will have access to All-Star.

NBA Cares

3,000 – The NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, led by more than 3,000 NBA family members, partners and volunteers, will include four days of hands-on community service, featuring more than 35 projects.

NBA All-Star Jam Session

  • 500,000 -- Jam Session boasts over 500,000 square feet and more than 40 attractions.
  • 80,000 -- More than 80,000 fans will attend Jam Session over the course of four days.

NBA Players and Legends

  • 1,416,419 and 10 -- The Heat’s LeBron James was the leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by Sprint, with 1,416,419 votes.  James will be making his 10th All-Star appearance. 

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