NBA All-Star 2017

Best viral moments from All-Star Saturday Night

NBA.com Staff

All-Star 2017 festivities continued on Saturday in New Orleans, with another batch of fun moments beyond the showcase events.

Commissioner Adam Silver held his annual All-Star press conference, during which he poked fun at fellow Duke attendee Kyrie Irving before opining that the Cleveland Cavaliers star just might have been making a larger point with his recent head-scratching comments about the Earth being flat.

Retired Brazilian legend Ronaldinho isn’t really the greatest soccer player of all time…but he was pretty, pretty good. LeBron James obviously thinks so.

A combined 24 All-Star appearances (12 apiece) for these two gentlemen.

Shaq has the late, great Craig Sager covered on All-Star Weekend.

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James Harden also made a strong challenge for sartorial supremacy.

Speaking of Harden, he was absolutely glued to the action. Just ask John Wall.

Guy Fieri loves him some All-Star action.

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Regardless of the outcome of the Slam Dunk contest, Derrick Jones Jr. is the real winner thanks to these incredible kicks.

With some long-range shots and a Shaq-aided slam, the SagerStrong Foundation has received a $500,000 donation.

Following a tribute to Craig Sager after the 3-point contest, TNT broadcaster Ernie Johnson came onto the court with champion Eric Gordon and finalists Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. Johnson said $10,000 would be donated to the charity for each shot they made in a minute.

Then TNT analyst Reggie Miller, one of the great 3-point shooters in NBA history, said he wanted to get involved, bringing with him onto the court All-Stars James Harden and DeMar DeRozan, WNBA champion Candace Parker and actors, including Anthony Anderson and Michael B. Jordan. They combined for 13 makes for $130,000.

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Johnson then offered to raise it to $500,000 if two-time MVP Stephen Curry could make a halfcourt shot. Curry missed his attempts, but Shaq then hoisted Sager’s youngest son, Ryan, up so he could dunk to earn the total.

Chicago’s finest, Dwyane Wade and Chance The Rapper, hangin’ in New Orleans.

Color Chris Weber and Alonzo Mourning impressed with Glenn Robinson III’s impressive slam in the opening round of the dunk contest.

All-Star Saturday Night: When one phone is not enough.

“Piercing” is now a thing.

Last year’s dunk champion was on hand in the Big Easy to congratulate his successor.

Frank wears his sunglasses at night.

The caption speaks for itself.

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