The 2019 NBA All-Star Game was the 68th edition of the exhibition basketball game played on February 17, 2019. This was the time that the format wasn’t East/West. The match was held in the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte was announced as host 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 residence stadium Charlotte Coliseum. The match was supposed to be played in 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, also was also simulcast on TBS in certain markets.
Both teams were 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 since the 2008 NBA All-Star Game where both coaches didn’t have a playoff berth throughout the previous season
About February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver called Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as particular team roster improvements for the game, citing their contributions to the match. They were chosen in the last round of their 2019 All-Star Draft, making each roster consist of 13 players.
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