Best NBA All-Star Game Performances EverBy Shane R
The NBA All-Star game is one of the most thrilling events in all of sports. Even in the last few years, the NBA has worked hard to create a more competitive style of play for all fans to love. But, what have been the best single-game performances of all-time? Read on to check out the top ones!
#3 – Oscar Robertson (1961)
When Oscar Robertson played, he was truly the world’s walking triple-double way before Russell Westbrook. In the 1961 All-Star game, Robertson scored 23 points on 62% shooting. But he also dished out 14 assists and grabbed nine rebounds. Robertson’s performance helped the West take down the East by a score of 153-131.
#2 – LeBron James (2011)
Even though LeBron James’ East team did not win, he had a sensational performance. James scored 29 points, collected 12 rebounds, and assisted on 10 baskets for an All-Star triple-double. The percentages for James were great, too. He made 90% from the free-throw line and was 10 of 18 from the field.
#1 – Michael Jordan (1988)
Not only did MJ win the Dunk Contest in 1988, but he also was the MVP of the All-Star game, which took place in front of a home crowd of fans in Chicago, Illinois. In the game, Michael Jordan scored 40 points and 16 of those points in the last six minutes of the contest. Even though the East only had three players in double figures, Jordan carried the team on his back. On the other hand, the West had eight players in double figures, but it was not sufficient. Jordan was super efficient, as well. He made 17 of the 23 shots he took. Additionally, Jordan had eight rebounds, four blocks, four steals, and assisted on three shots.