The NBA All-Star Weekend takes place every February. This festival of basketball is one of the league highlights each year. There are a whole bunch of events over the course of the weekend with the All-Star Game the highlight.
Of course, many players never get to play in this showpiece game. Being selected is a massive honor for any NBA athlete. Many of the All-Star Games passed by are more memorable than others because of the individual players that lit them up. So today, we’re going to take a look at 20 such legendary NBA All-Star Game performances. Not all of these players won the All-Star Game MVP Award, but most of them did. All of them were fantastic in their own way. Check out the list below.
20. Scottie Pippen – 1994
During this time, Michael Jordan shocked the world by deciding to head off and play baseball. This left Pippen to pick up the pieces for the Chicago Bulls. He did so in style, averaging 22 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. In sum, he enjoyed being the main man. His All-Star selection was inevitable.
Pippen stole the show again. The East went on and won the exhibition 127-118 in Minneapolis. He put up 29 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists. Pipper doesn’t get the same respect as Jordan, but he was incredibly influential in his own right. He helped to popularize the game.