NBA All-Star Game 2010
NBA ALL-STAR GAME 2010 Live Stream: The 2010 NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern All-Stars and the Western All-Stars will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Sunday’s game will be the biggest All-Star game ever in terms of audience number. According to reports, more than 95,000 tickets have been sold to fans and they are still expecting more.
The record of the most crowd ever to watch a basketball game live is at 78,129 in 2003 for the Kentucky-Michigan State game played at Detroit’s Ford Field. NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement that he’s excited about the possible record breaking game.
“We are going to set a Guinness Book of records number with something in excess of 90,000 people in a beautiful stadium that is one of a kind,” said NBA commissioner David Stern on Saturday. “And we are really excited about that.”
The 2010 NBA All-Star starting lineup was announced in January and the initial starting players for the East and West were:
EAST Starting 5:
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Coach: Stan Van Gundy (Orlando Magic)
WEST Starting 5:
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Amar’e Studemire, Phoenix Suns
Coach: George Karl (Denver Nuggets)
However, due to recent incidents, Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Allen Iverson (76ers) already gave up their spots. Bryant already begged off from playing due to an ankle injury while Iverson opted out to tend to his youngest child, who is reportedly sick.
Dallas point guard Jason Kidd will replace Bryant in the West roster while New York Knicks center David Lee will suit up in place of Iverson. Dirk Nowitzki will be at the starting lineup for the Western All-Stars replacing Bryant and Joe Johnson will fill-in for Iverson as a starting guard. You can view the 2010 All-Star rosters here.
UPDATE: Chris Bosh notched 21 points to help push the Eastern Conference to a 141-139 win over the West in the NBA All-Star game played out in front of the largest crowd ever to watch a basketball game. However, Dwyane Wade turned out to be the biggest star of all, winning MVP honors after scoring 28 points and adding 11 assists and six rebounds.