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NBA All-Star Game records, all-time records

This year’s NBA All-Star Game has also come to a close. After the star-studded match, fans around the world continue to discuss the players’ performances, spectacular highlights, and surprises of the evening.

Additionally, attention now shifts towards the remainder of the regular season and the NBA Playoff prospects, as players return to their respective teams with fresh energy and motivation.

Let’s take a look at all the All-Time records of the NBA All-Star Game.

NBA All-Star Game MVP Records

The players who have won the most MVP awards in the All-Star Game are Bob Petit and Kobe Bryant, both winning 4 MVP awards each.

Petit claimed victory in the years 1956, 1958, 1959, and 1962, while Bryant secured the title in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011.

Russell Westbrook and Bob Petit, on the other hand, hold the record for the most consecutive All-Star Game MVP titles: Westbrook in 2015 and 2016, and Petit in 1958 and 1959.

Additionally, LeBron James holds the record for the youngest player to win the All-Star Game MVP award (in 2006 at 21 years and 154 days old), while Shaquille O’Neal is the oldest player to have won this prestigious award (in 2009 at 36 years and 346 days old).

All-Time All-Star Selections Record

The record for the most All-Star Game selections belongs to LeBron James with 20 career selections.

All-Time Selections Ranking

# Player Selections Season
1 LeBron James 20 2005-2024
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 19 1970-1977, 1979-1989
2 Kobe Bryant 18 1998, 2000-2016
4 Tim Duncan 15 1998, 2000-2011, 2013, 2015
5 Kevin Garnett 15 1997-1998, 2000-2011, 2013
6 Shaquille O’Neal 15 1993-1998, 2000-2007, 2009
7 Michael Jordan 14 1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002-2003
8 Karl Malone 14 1988-1998, 2000-2002
9 Dirk Nowitzki 14 2002-2012, 2014-2015, 2019
10 Jerry West 14 1961-1974
In bold, the players currently active

All-Time All-Star Games Played Record

The record for the most All-Star Game appearances belongs to the league’s all-time leading scorer: LeBron James, who has played in 20 consecutive games!

Here’s the ranking of players with the most games played.

Ranking of Games Played

# Player Games
1 LeBron James 20
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 18
3 Tim Duncan 15
4 Kobe Bryant 15
5 Kevin Garnett 14
6 Dirk Nowitzki 14
7 Wilt Chamberlain 13
8 John Havlicek 13
9 Bob Cousy 13
10 Michael Jordan 13
In bold, the players currently active

As for game statistics, here are all the records.

NBA All-Star Game Points Record

  • Total points record: 434 by LeBron James
  • Points per game record: 25.14 by Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Single-game points record: 55 by Jayson Tatum in 2023

NBA All-Star Game Minutes Record

  • The record for minutes played in the All-Star Game is held by LeBron James with 537.

NBA All-Star Game Assists Record

  • Total assists record: 128 by Chris Paul
  • Assists per game record: 11.6 by Chris Paul
  • Single-game assists record: 22 by Magic Johnson in 1984

NBA All-Star Game Rebounds Record

  • Total rebounds record: 197 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Rebounds per game record: 16.2 by Bob Pettit
  • Single-game rebounds record: 27 by Bob Pettit in 1962

NBA All-Star Game Blocks Record

  • Total blocks record: 31 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Blocks per game record: 2.07 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Single-game blocks record: 6 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1980

NBA All-Star Game Steals Record

  • Total steals record: 38 by Kobe Bryant
  • Steals per game record: 3.2 by Rick Barry
  • Single-game steals record: 8 by Rick Barry in 1975

NBA All-Star Game Triple-Doubles Record

  • Michael Jordan (1997): 14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists
  • LeBron James (2011): 29 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists
  • Dwyane Wade (2012): 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists
  • Kevin Durant (2017): 21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists

NBA All-Star Game Team Points Record

  • The record for team points in the All-Star Game is 211 points (East All-Stars in 2024).
  • The record for the most points scored in an All-Star Game is 397 points and was set in the 2024 All-Star Game.

The Youngest and Oldest Players to Take the Court

The youngest player to take the court in an All-Star Game is Kobe Bryant, who made his debut at just 19 years and 170 days old in 1998.

The oldest player to ever play in an All-Star Game is Michael Jordan, who took the court at the age of 39 years and 357 days in 2003, his final year in the NBA.

It’s worth mentioning Vince Carter’s gesture, who decided to give up his starting spot in favor of MJ, allowing him to start in his last All-Star Game.


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