2019 NBA All-Star Game

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The 2019 NBA All-Star Game has been the 68th edition of this exhibition basketball game played on February 17, 2019. This is the second time which the format wasn’t East/West. The game was held in 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 very first time was in 1991, at the Hornets’ previous home stadium Charlotte Coliseum. The match was supposed to be played Charlotte at 2017, but was moved to New Orleans due to controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The match was televised by TNT for the 17th straight season, and was also simulcast on TBS in some markets.
Both teams have been trained from their 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 both trainers did not have a playoff berth during the previous season
On February 1, 2019, Commissioner Adam Silver named Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as special team roster additions for the game, citing their gifts to the match. They have been chosen in the final round of the 2019 All-Star Draft, which makes every single roster include 13 players.

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