At SBGGlobal.com we are pleased to bring you information regarding the NBA 2010 All Star Game from Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas and to be held on February 14th, 2010 on TNT. This is the year it’s the Western Conference ALL Stars hosting the Eastern Conference. Some of the events that will take place prior to the Sunday game and presented by TNT.
TNT will be live from Dallas, TX for NBA All-Star 2010 with coverage from February 11th-14th. The 2010 NBA All-Star Game odds takes center stage on Sunday, Feb. 14th at 8 p.m. (ET) from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, with an anticipated crowd of over 85,000 fans, the largest to watch a live NBA game. Marv Albert will be courtside along with analysts Doug Collins and Reggie Miller; with Craig Sager and David Aldridge reporting. On Friday, Feb. 12th at 9 p.m. (ET), Eastern Conference All-Star starters Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade will get behind the TNT microphone for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan and NBA TV analyst Kevin McHale. Howard will also serve as an analyst for TNT during the All-Star Slam Dunk-In.
NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm returns on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 8 p.m. (ET), with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the Sprite Slam Dunk. The Haier Shooting Stars, which is a four team competition with each team comprised of an NBA player, WNBA player and NBA betting legend. For the first time, the four legends in the competition will be TNT and NBA TV analysts, including Kenny Smith (Team Texas), Chris Webber (Team Sacramento), Steve Smith (Team Atlanta) and Brent Barry (Team Los Angeles). The teams will compete in a timed, two-round event featuring six shooting locations of increasing difficulty.
The network looks to build on last season’s success with the 2009 NBA All-Star Game drawing 7,621,000 million total viewers, a 20% increase over the previous year and its coverage of the 2009 NBA All-Star Saturday Night which garnered double-digit growth in total viewers (+26%, 6,554,000) over the prior year and ranks as the most-watched telecast of the event in its 24-year history. In total, more than 44.1 million people watched NBA All-Star coverage on TNT (+15-percent, 38.3 million in 2008), with a high of two million unique users viewing it online and via mobile devices on All-Star Sunday, Feb. 14th.
And for our SBGGlobal.com special NBA fans we present you with the Roster for both conferences, starting with the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Stars #23 Lebron James(F) Cleveland, #5 Kevin Garnett(F) Boston, #3 Dwayne Wade(G) Miami, #3 Allen Iverson(G) Philadelphia, #12 Dwight Howard(C) Orlando, #15 Al Horford(C) Atlanta, #4 Chis Bosh(F) Toronto, #34 Paul Pierce(F) Boston, #3 Gerald Wallace(F) Charlotte, #2 Joe Johnson(G) Atlanta, #9 Rajon Rondo(G) Boston, #1 Derrick Rose(G) Chicago and the Head Coach-Stan Van Gundy-Orlando.
For The 2010 Western Conference All-Stars #15 Carmelo Anthony(F) Denver, #21 Tim Duncan(F) San Antonio, # 24 Kobe Bryant(G) Los Angeles Lakers, # 13 Steve Nash(G) Phoenix, #1 Amar’e Stoudemire (C) Phoenix, # 16 Paul Gasol (C) L.A. Lakers, # 35 Kevin Durant(F) Oklahoma City, #41 Dirk Howitzki (F) Dallas, # 50 Zach Randolph(F) Memphis, #3 Chris Paul(G) New Orleans, #1 Chauncey Billups (F) Denver, # 7 Brandon Roy(G) Portland, # 35 Chris Kaman(G) L.A. Clippers, # 8 Deron Williams(G) Utah and the Head Coach-George Karl-Denver.