2019 NBA All-Star Game
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game has been the 68th edition of this exhibition basketball game played on February 17, 2019. This is the time which the format was not East/West. The match was held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte was announced as host on May 24, 2017. This is the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star Game; the very first time was in 1991, in the Hornets’ previous residence arena Charlotte Coliseum. The match was likely to be played in Charlotte in 2017, but has been transferred to New Orleans because of controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The game was televised by TNT for the 17th straight season, also was also simulcast on TBS in some niches.
The two teams have been trained from their respective conference. Mike Budenholzer, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, was called the head trainer for Team Giannis. Michael Malone, coach of the Denver Nuggets, was named as the head trainer for Team LeBron. It marks the first time because the 2008 NBA All-Star Game where the two coaches did not have a playoff berth during the previous season
About February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver called Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as particular team roster improvements for the match, citing their contributions to the game. They were chosen in the last round of the 2019 All-Star Draft, making each roster include 13 players.
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