NBA All Star Game
When the legends
game finished in the 1993 edition, the NBA organization decided to make
a radical change in the All-Star Weekend, and they introduced the rookies game
was like the All-Star Game, but only rookie players (first year in NBA) could
play. There were 5 editions of this game, because in the year 2000 began the
had different rules than All-Star Game, for example the minutes, the number
In the first
edition of this game, rookie players were distributed in two teams: Sensations
and Phenoms, with no conference factor when teams were done.
DATE: 12 February 1994
Phenoms come back in the second half and won the game by 6 (74-68), when at
halftime Sensations leaded 39-35.
Despite the loss of his team, Anfernee Hardaway was named MVP. On the winner
team, Chris Webber and Toni Kukoc were their two best players.
RESULT: Phenoms 74- Sensations 68
MVP: Anfernee Hardaway
BEST PLAYERS: PHENOMS Penny Hardaway
22 points, Popeye Jones 7 rebounds, Chris Mills 15 assists.
SENSATIONS Chris Webber 18 points and 10 rebounds,
Dino Radja and Lindsey Hunter 5 assists.
ATTENDANCE: 17.096 spectators.
COACHES: K.C. Jones (Phenoms) and Doug Collins
It was a game
very seemed to last edition's game. Rookie players of both conferences were
mixed in the two teams.
11 February 1995
There were 2 teams, called green and white. For second year, the team that won
at halftime (40-33 Greens) finished losing. Lakers player, Eddie Jones, was
named MVP, despite he didn't won the game.
Whites came back with the points of Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson (21 points) and
Lamond Murray (15 points), and the work of Khalid Reeves (11 points and 11 assists),
winning the game 85-79 in the overtime.
RESULT: White 85- Green 79
MVP: Eddie Jones
BEST PLAYERS: WHITE Glenn Robinson 21
points, Lamond Murray 9 rebounds, Khalid Reeves 11 assists.
GREEN Eddie Jones 25 points, Juwan Howard 7 rebounds
and 7 assists.
ATTENDANCE: 18.755 spectators.
COACHES: Cotton Fitzimmons (White) and Al Attles (Green).
For the first
time, in 1996, rookies were distributed based in Conference (East - West).
DATE: 10 February 1996
East point guard, Damon Stoudamire, was named MVP, leading his team to the victory.
The best scorer played again in the loser team. This time was Joe Smith. In
the West, also played Arvydas Sabonis (the oldest rookie in the history of these
games with 31 years), who made 8 points and 3 rebounds in only 4 minutes.
RESULT: East 94- West 92
MVP: Damon Stoudamire
BEST PLAYERS: EAST Damon Stoudamire 19
points and 11 assists, George Zidek 6 rebounds.
WEST Joe Smith 20 points, Bryant Reeves 8 rebounds,
Tyu Edney 7 assists.
PUBLIC: 36.037 spectators.
COACHES: Bob Lanier (East) and Doug Moe (West).
It was a game
with high scores. There were 6 players with 16 or more points.
9 February 1997
The first half was decisive for East, with a 15 points advantage (51-36). West
commanded the second half (55-45), but it wasn't enough to win.
Allen Iverson (who had been number 1 in the draft) was named MVP, with 19 points
and 9 assists. He was one of the keys in the East victory, but probably Kobe
Bryant (with 31 points and 8 assists for the West) was better.
In this game, Red Auerbach came back to the All-Star Weekend after 30 editions.
In the West team neither Stephon Marbury and Samaki Walker could play because
RESULT: East 96- West 91
MVP: Allen Iverson
BEST PLAYERS: EAST Antoine Walker 20 points, Marcus
Camby 12 rebounds, Allen Iverson 9 assists.
WEST Kobe Bryant 31 points and 8 rebounds, Derek
Fisher 6 assists.
ATTENDANCE: 20.562 spectators.
COACHES: Red Auerbach (East) and Red Holzman
East won their
third consecutive game since the beginning of the East-West duel in 1996.
DATE: 7 February 1998
West began well the game (8-19), thanks to Bobby Jackson. At halftime, th only
won by four (38-42).
In the second half, appeared Van Horn, Billups and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who won
the MVP award. The name of the Lituanian Cavs center began to sound since that
West missed Tim Duncan, who probably had been the star of the game, but Tim
was selected to play with the best in the All-Star Game.
RESULT: East 85- West 80
MVP: Zydrunas Ilgauskas
BEST PLAYERS: EAST Zydrunas Ilgauskas
18 points, Keith Van Horn 10 rebounds, Brevin Knight 8 assists.
WEST Bobby Jackson 15 points, Maurice Taylor,
Michael Stewart and Danny Fortson 6 rebounds, Rodrick Rhodes 8 assists.
ATTENDANCE: 18.232 spectators.
COACHES: Willis Reed (East) and Dave DeBusschere (West).