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2006 NBA All-Star Game was the 55th NBA All-Star Game held on Febuary 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. Trailing by 21, the Eastern Confrence led by star LeBron James won in a 122-120 victory. James (only 21 years old) scored 29 points and was named All-Star MVP, the youngest recipiant in All-Star Game history. With the scored tied, the Miami Heats Dwayne Wade hit the winning lay up with 16 seconds left, Wade finished with 20 points. The Houston Rockets Tracy McGrady had the game-high 35 points. The Detriot Pistons tied a record with the 1999 Los Angeles Lakers by sending four players to the All-Star Game.


All-Star Game

Eastern Conference All-Stars
Pos. Player Team Appearance
Starters
PG Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 7th
SG Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 2nd
SF LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd
PF Jermaine O'Neal* Indiana Pacers 5th
C Shaquille O'Neal Miami Heat 13th
Reserves
PG Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons 1st
PF/C Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors 1st
SG/SF Vince Carter New Jersey Nets 7th
SG Richard Hamilton Detroit Pistons 1st
SF/SG Paul Pierce Boston Celtics 5th
C Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons 4th
PF Rasheed Wallace Detroit Pistons 3rd
PG Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards 2nd

* Jermaine O'Neal was sidelined with an injury and was replaced by Gilbert Arenas, who was selected by NBA Commissioner David Stern. Vince Carter took his starting position.

Western Conference All-Stars
Pos. Player Team Appearance
Starters
PG Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 4th
SG Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 8th
SF Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets 6th
PF Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 8th
C Yao Ming Houston Rockets 4th
Reserves
SG Ray Allen Seattle SuperSonics 6th
PF Elton Brand Los Angeles Clippers 2nd
PF Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 9th
PF/C Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies 1st
SF Shawn Marion Phoenix Suns 3rd
PF Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks 5th
PG Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs 1st

T-Mobile Rookie Challenge

Held on Febuary 17, 2006, the Sophmores beat the rookies 106-96. Andre Iguodala was named MVP with 30 points.

Rookies
Pos. Player Team
PF/C Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks
SG Luther Head Houston Rockets
PF/C Channing Frye New York Knicks
SF Danny Granger Indiana Pacers
PG Sarunas Jasikevicius Indiana Pacers
PG Chris Paul New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
PG Nate Robinson New York Knicks
SF Charlie Villanueva Toronto Raptors
PG Deron Williams Utah Jazz


Sophomores
Pos. Player Team
SF/SG Luol Deng Chicago Bulls
PG T.J. Ford Milwaukee Bucks
SG Ben Gordon Chicago Bulls
PG Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks
PF/C Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
SG Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
C Nenad Krstic New Jersey Nets
PG Jameer Nelson* Orlando Magic
SF Andres Nocioni Chicago Bulls
PF/C Emeka Okafor* Charlotte Bobcats
PG Delonte West Boston Celtics


Foot Locker Three Point Shootout

Dirk Nowitzki won with 18 ponits.

Contestants
Pos. Player Team
SG Ray Allen Seattle SuperSonics
PG Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards
SG Raja Bell* Phoenix Suns
PG Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons
PF Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks
SF/SG Quentin Richardson New York Knicks
PG Jason Terry Dallas Mavericks


Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest

Nate Robinson won in after the first ever dunk off due the first ever tied score.

Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight
SG Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers 6'6" 207 lb
PG Nate Robinson New York Knicks 5'9" 180 lb
SF Josh Smith Atlanta Hawks 6'9" 225 lb
PF Hakim Warrick Memphis Grizzlies 6'9" 219 lb

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