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The NBA All-Star Game Will Be Played At Madison Square Garden And Hosted By The New York Knicks For The Fifth Time

The NBA All-Star Game Will Be Played At Madison Square Garden And Hosted By The New York Knicks For The Fifth Time

Three franchises have hosted the NBA All-Star Game a record five times, including 2015’s host, the New York Knicks.

It only makes sense Hollywood be up there: the Los Angeles Lakers have hosted the ASG five times, too.

The third franchise – and one big on the board in 2014-15 – split their five hosting stints between two cities: the Hawks hosted it three times early on in St. Louis and twice more in Atlanta.

So, the next natural question might be: What about the Boston Celtics? Well, they’re next with four hosting gigs – but, believe it or not, it’s been over 50 years since the last one (1964).

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets, also a host four times, just hosted in 2006 and 2013. What the?

Twenty-eight of the 30 current franchises have hosted. Only the Memphis Grizzlies, and surprisingly, the Portland Trail Blazers have not. And technically neither have the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder, who only hosted in their former cities.

Today, as we get ready for the NBA’s All-Star Game (long) Weekend, take a look at all the host teams, cities and arenas. I tracked down all the moves for ya and scrunched it into ranked totals.

It’s the Knicks, New York City and Madison Square Garden at the top in all three cases (though there have been two MSGs, so you can give Boston its due on the arenas list if you prefer).

HOSTS (TEAMS/FRANCHISES) WITH MOST ALL-STAR GAMES

NBA ALL-STAR GAME HOST TEAM TIMES HOSTING FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Atlanta Hawks 5 Stl: 1958, 1962, 1965; Atl: 1978, 2003
1. Los Angeles Lakers 5 1963, 1972, 1983, 2004, 2011
1. New York Knicks 5 1954, 1955, 1968, 1998, 2015
4. Boston Celtics 4 1951, 1952, 1957, 1964
4. Houston Rockets 4 S.D.: 1971; Hou: 1989, 2006, 2013
6. Detroit Pistons 3 F.W.: 1953; Det: 1959, 1979
6. Golden State Warriors 3 Phil: 1960; S.F.: 1967; G.S. 2000
6. Philadelphia 76ers 3 Syr: 1961; Phil: 1970, 1976, 2002
6. Phoenix Suns 3 1975, 1995, 2009
6. Washington Wizards 3 Bal: 1969; Was. Bullets: 1980; Wiz: 2001
11. Chicago Bulls 2 1973, 1988
11. Cleveland Cavaliers 2 1981, 1997
11. Dallas Mavericks 2 1986, 2010
11. Denver Nuggets 2 1984, 2005
11. Los Angeles Clippers^ 2 2004, 2011
11. New Orleans Pelicans 2 Hornets: 2008; Pelicans: 2014
11. Oklahoma City Thunder 2 Sea: 1974, 1987
11. Orlando Magic 2 1992, 2012
11. Sacramento Kings 2 Roch. Royals: 1956; Cin. Royals: 1966
20. Charlotte Hornets 1 1991
20. Indiana Pacers 1 1985
20. Miami Heat 1 1990
20. Milwaukee Bucks 1 1977
20. Minnesota Timberwolves 1 1994
20. New Jersey Nets 1 1982
20. None^ 1 2007
20. San Antonio Spurs 1 1996
20. Toronto Raptors* 1 2016
20. Utah Jazz 1 1993
30. Memphis Grizzlies 0
30. Portland Trail Blazers 0

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HOSTS (CITIES) WITH MOST NBA ALL-STAR GAMES

  NBA ALL-STAR GAME HOST CITY TIMES HOSTING YEARS
1. New York, NY 5 1954, 1955, 1968, 1998, 2015
2. Boston, MA 4 1951, 1952, 1957, 1964
2. Philadelphia, PA 4 1960, 1970, 1976, 2002
4. Houston, TX 3 1989, 2006, 2013
4. Los Angeles, CA 3 1962, 2004, 2011
4. Phoenix, AZ 3 1975, 1995, 2009
4. St. Louis, MO 3 1958, 1962, 1965
8. Atlanta, GA 2 1978, 2003
8. Chicago, IL 2 1973, 1988
8. Denver, CO 2 1984, 2005
8. Inglewood, CA 2 1972, 1983
8. New Orleans, LA 2 2008, 2014
8. Orlando, FL 2 1992, 2012
8. Seattle, WA 2 1974, 1987
15. Arlington, TX 1 2010
15. Baltimore, MD 1 1969
15. Charlotte, NC 1 1991
15. Cincinnati, OH 1 1966
15. Cleveland, OH 1 1997
15. Dallas, TX 1 1986
15. Daly City, CA 1 1967
15. Detroit, MI 1 1959
15. East Rutherford, NJ 1 1982
15. Fort Wayne, IN 1 1953
15. Indianapolis, IN 1 1985
15. Landover, MD 1 1980
15. Las Vegas, NV^ 1 2007
15. Miami, FL 1 1990
15. Milwaukee, WI 1 1977
15. Minneapolis, MN 1 1994
15. Oakland, CA 1 2000
15. Pontiac, MI 1 1979
15. Richfield, OH 1 1981
15. Rochester, NY 1 1956
15. Salt Lake City, UT 1 1993
15. San Antonio, TX 1 1996
15. San Diego, CA 1 1971
15. Syracuse, NY 1 1961
15. Toronto, ON* 1 2016
15. Washington, DC 1 2001

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HOSTS (ARENAS) WITH THE MOST NBA ALL-STAR GAMES

  NBA ALL-STAR GAME HOST ARENA TIMES HOSTING YEARS HOST CITY HOST TEAM
1. Madison Square Garden I / II 5 I: 1954, 1955, 1968; II: 1998, 2015 New York, NY New York Knicks
2. Boston Garden 4 1951, 1952, 1957, 1964 Boston, MA Boston Celtics
3. St. Louis Arena 3 1958, 1962, 1965 St. Louis, MO St. Louis Hawks
4. America West Arena / US Airways Center 2 1995 / 2009 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Suns
4. Chicago Stadium 2 1973, 1988 Chicago, IL Chicago Bulls
4. New Orleans Arena / Smoothie King Center 2 2008 / 2014 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Hornets / New Orleans Pelicans
4. Staples Center 2 2004, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers
4. The Forum 2 1972, 1983 Inglewood, CA Los Angeles Lakers
4. The Spectrum 2 1970, 1976 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia 76ers
4. Toyota Center 2 2006, 2013 Houston, TX Houston Rockets
11. Air Canada Centre* 1 2016 Toronto, ON Toronto Raptors
11. Alamodome 1 1996 San Antonio, TX San Antonio Spurs
11. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 1 1953 Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne Pistons
11. Amway Center 1 2012 Orlando, FL Orlando Magic
11. Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1 1975 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Suns
11. Astrodome 1 1989 Houston, TX Houston Rockets
11. Baltimore Civic Center 1 1969 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Bullets
11. Brendan Byrne Arena 1 1982 East Rutherford, NJ New Jersey Nets
11. Capital Centre 1 1980 Landover, MD Washington Bullets
11. Charlotte Coliseum 1 1991 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Hornets
11. Cincinnati Gardens 1 1966 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Royals
11. Coliseum at Richfield 1 1981 Richfield, OH Cleveland Cavaliers
11. Convention Hall 1 1960 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Warriors
11. Cow Palace 1 1967 Daly City, CA San Francisco Warriors
11. Cowboys Stadium 1 2010 Arlington, TX Dallas Mavericks
11. Delta Center 1 1993 Salt Lake City, UT Utah Jazz
11. First Union Center 1 2002 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia 76ers
11. Gund Arena 1 1997 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Cavaliers
11. Hoosier Dome 1 1985 Indianapolis, IN Indiana Pacers
11. Kingdome 1 1987 Seattle, WA Seattle SuperSonics
11. LA Sports Arena 1 1963 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Lakers
11. MCI Center 1 2001 Washington, DC Washington Wizards
11. McNichols Sports Arena 1 1984 Denver, CO Denver Nuggets
11. Miami Arena 1 1990 Miami, FL Miami Heat
11. Milwaukee Arena 1 1977 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Bucks
11. Olympia Stadium 1 1959 Detroit, MI Detroit Pistons
11. Omni Coliseum 1 1978 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Hawks
11. Onondaga County War Memorial Coliseum 1 1961 Syracuse, NY Syracuse Nationals
11. Orlando Arena 1 1992 Orlando, FL Orlando Magic
11. Pepsi Center 1 2005 Denver, CO Denver Nuggets
11. Philips Arena 1 2003 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Hawks
11. Pontiac Silverdome 1 1979 Pontiac, MI Detroit Pistons
11. Reunion Arena 1 1986 Dallas, TX Dallas Mavericks
11. Rochester War Memorial Coliseum 1 1956 Rochester, NY Rochester Royals
11. San Diego Sports Arena 1 1971 San Diego, CA San Diego Rockets
11. Seattle Center Coliseum 1 1974 Seattle, WA Seattle SuperSonics
11. Target Center 1 1994 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Timberwolves
11. The Arena in Oakland 1 2000 Oakland, CA Golden State Warriors
11. Thomas & Mack Center^ 1 2007 Las Vegas, NV None

* I included the Toronto Raptors‘ 2016 nod.

^ In 2007, the NBA ASG was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, where there was no home host team. In 1999, the game was cancelled due to a lockout. In 2004 and 2011, the game was held at the Staples Center, home to both the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Los Angeles Lakers and the Most Valuable Teams in the NBA (2015)

Center Court Of The Most Valuable Team In The NBA, The Los Angeles Lakers

Center Court Of The Most Valuable Team In The NBA, The Los Angeles Lakers

The NBA is blowing up. Not since Sports List of the Day has been following Forbes’ annual survey of the most valuable NBA teams has there been such an across the board jump in team values.

And some big jumps – we’re talking a near doubling in values for some teams already worth a billion last season. What the?

Let’s step back a bit and review.

Take the two current most valuable teams, the Los Angeles Lakers (1) and New York Knicks (2), for an example.

Back in 2011, the Lakers were worth $643M (and the second most valuable team behind the Knicks’ $655M).

In 2012, the Lakers’ value jumped to first and $900M, ahead of the Knicks’ $780M. Nice leaps of $257M and $125M, respectively.

The flip-flop continued in 2013 with the most valuable Knicks coming in at $1.1B (+ $320M) and the Lakers at $1.0B (+ $100M), the first and only teams to breach a billion bucks.

In 2014, the Chicago Bulls joined the $1B club, making it three. The Knicks’ value increased $300M to $1.4B and the Lakers’ increased $350M to $1.35B.

Got all that? If not, check it again.

Big numbers and ups in value every year pretty much overall.

Nothing compared to 2015.

We’ve gone from three teams worth a billion to 11 teams (and another six on the cusp) in the space of a year.

In fact, as  Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen noted in the 2015 rankings, the “average franchise is now worth $1.1 billion.”

The Lakers are No. 1 again – their jump in value is more than what they were completely worth in 2011, 2012 and 2013. They are now valued at $2.6B (from $1.35B).

The Knicks, too, jumped over $1 billion and are now worth $2.5B.

The Bulls’ value doubled and the Los Angeles Clippers‘ value nearly tripled.

All 30 teams have found a pot of gold in the offseason.

What is it?

A combination of recent and concurrent factors: TV, revenue sharing, a decrease in the players’ takes, Steve Ballmer’s bid for the Clips and more. Check out the full article for the in-depth.

2015 RANK (CHANGE) 2014 RANK TEAM 2015 VALUE 2014 VALUE DIFF (ALL +)
1. (Up 1) 2 Los Angles Lakers $2.6B $1.35B $1.25B
2. (Down 1) 1 New York Knicks $2.5B $1.4B $1.1B
3. (Same) 3 Chicago Bulls $2.0B $1.0B $1.0B
4. (Same) 4 Boston Celtics $1.7B $875M $825M
5. (Up 8) 13 Los Angeles Clippers $1.6B $575M $1.025B
6. (Down 1) 5 Brooklyn Nets $1.5B $780M $720M
7. (Up 2) 9 Golden State Warriors $1.3B $750M $550M
8. (Down 2) 6 Houston Rockets $1.25B $775M $475M
9. (Down 2) 7 Miami Heat $1.175B $770M $405M
10. (Down 2) 8 Dallas Mavericks $1.15B $765M $385M
11. (Down 1) 10 San Antonio Spurs $1.0B $660M $340M
12. (Same) 12 Portland Trail Blazers $940M $587M $353M
13. (Up 2) 11 Oklahoma City Thunder $930M $590M $340M
14. (Up 4) 18 Toronto Raptors $920M $520M $400M
15. (Up 4) 19 Cleveland Cavaliers $915M $515M $400M
16. (Down 2) 14 Phoenix Suns $910M $565M $345M
17. (Up 4) 21 Washington Wizards $900M $485M $415M
18. (Down 3) 15 Orlando Magic $875M $560M $315M
19. (Up 1) 20 Denver Nuggets $855M $495M $360M
20. (Down 3) 17 Utah Jazz $850M $525M $325M
21. (Up 1) 22 Indiana Pacers $830M $475M $355M
22. (Up 5) 27 Atlanta Hawks $825M $425M $400M
23. (Down 2) 25 Detroit Pistons $810M $450M $360M
24. (Down 8) 16 Sacramento Kings $800M $550M $250M
25. (Down 1) 24 Memphis Grizzlies $750M $453M $297M
26. (Up 3) 29 Charlotte Hornets $725M $410M $315M
27. (Down 4) 23 Philadelphia 76ers $700M $469M $231M
28. (Same) 28 New Orleans Pelicans $650M $420M $230M
29. (Down 3) 26 Minnesota Timberwolves $625M $430M $195M
30. (Same) 30 Milwaukee Bucks $600M $405M $195M

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NBA: Atlanta Hawks and Every Team’s Longest Winning Streak

Al Horford Helped Lead The No-Household-Names Atlanta Hawks To 19 Wins In A Row

Al Horford Helped Lead The No-Household-Names Atlanta Hawks To 19 Wins In A Row

It’s been streaky over at the NBA lately, good and bad.

The Atlanta Hawks just finished up a 19-game winning streak – the longest in that franchise’s 66-year history, going back all the way through the early days in Moline, Milwaukee and St. Louis to today in Atlanta.

The aged San Antonio Spurs (after all those great seasons) also notched 19-games in a row – just last year.

Those are not bad franchise records – and they are also tied for the sixth longest winning streaks in league history.

That all-time list is different than today’s. Here, we’re not ranking the greatest winning streaks ever, just every franchise’s personal record.

As for those recent bad streaks, we’ve already covered two big losing ones in 2014-15, including the longest to start a season (Philadelphia 76ers) and the longest for each team (New York Knicks).

Please support today’s source, the best b-ball reference site on the web, basketball-reference.com.

  TEAM LONGEST OVERALL WINNING STREAK SEASON(S) LONGEST SINGLE SEASON WINNING STREAK SEASON(S) FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Los Angeles Lakers 33 1971-72      
2. Miami Heat 27 2012-13      
3. Houston Rockets 22 2007-08      
4. Milwaukee Bucks 20 1970-71      
5. Atlanta Hawks 19 2014-15      
5. Boston Celtics 19 2008-09      
5. San Antonio Spurs 19 2013-14      
8. Chicago Bulls 18 1995-96      
8. New York Knicks 18 1969-70      
8. Philadelphia 76ers 18 1995-96 thru 1996-97 14 1982-83  
8. Sacramento Kings 18 1949-50 thru 1950-51* 13 1948-49** *Rochester Royals,**Cincinnati Royals
12. Dallas Mavericks 17 2006-07      
12. Los Angeles Clippers 17 2012-13      
12. Phoenix Suns 17 2006-07      
15. Golden State Warriors 16 2014-15      
15. Portland Trail Blazers 16 1990-91      
17. Denver Nuggets 15 2012-13      
17. Utah Jazz 15 1996-97 (twice)      
19. Brooklyn Nets 14 2003-04*, 2005-06*     *New Jersey Nets
19. Oklahoma City Thunder 14 1995-96*     *Seattle SuperSonics
21. Cleveland Cavaliers 13 2008-09, 2009-10      
21. Detroit Pistons 13 1989-90, 2003-04      
23. Memphis Grizzlies 11 2013-14 thru 2014-15 8 2003-04, 2012-13 (twice)  
23. Minnesota Timberwolves 11 2000-01      
25. Charlotte Hornets 10 1997-98      
25. Indiana Pacers 10 1993-94 thru 1994-95 9 2002-03, 2013-14  
25. New Orleans Pelicans 10 2010-11*, 2009-10 thru 2010-11*   *New Orleans Hornets
28. Orlando Magic 9 1994-95, 2000-01, 2010-11    
28. Toronto Raptors 9 2001-02      
28. Washington Wizards 9 1968-69*, 1969-70*, 1973-74 thru 1974-75**, 1978-79^, 2001-02 *Baltimore Bullets, **Washington/Capital Bullets, ^Washington Bullets

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TEAM LONGEST OVERALL WINNING STREAK SEASON
Oklahoma City Thunder 12 2012-13
Sacramento Kings 12 2001-02
Brooklyn Nets 7 2012-13
New Orleans Pelicans 5 2013-14

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