The 2019 NBA All-Star Game has been the 68th edition of the 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 declared as host on May 24, 2017. This was the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star Game; the first time was in 1991, at the Hornets’ previous home stadium Charlotte Coliseum. The match was likely to be played Charlotte at 2017, but has been moved to New Orleans because of controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The game was televised by TNT for its 17th straight year, and was also simulcast on TBS in certain niches.
Both groups were coached 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 coach for Team LeBron. It marks the first time because the 2008 NBA All-Star Game where the two coaches didn’t have a playoff berth during the previous season
About February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver named Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as special team roster improvements for the game, citing their contributions to the game. They have been selected in the last round of the 2019 All-Star Draft, making every single roster consist of 13 players.
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