NBA All-Star game: 5 All-time greatest scorers
The NBA All-Star Weekend festivities will be held between February 15th-February 17th, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Early voting had LeBron James with the highest votes accumulated as would be expected. Surprisingly, early voting totals had Luka Doncic with nearly 680,000 votes as a rookie. Doncic will be a featured in the Rising Stars Challenge game on February 15th, 2019.
All-star weekend is a great opportunity to honor the best players and also to entertain the fans get a great to watch their favorite basketball stars. It's also a chance for the rest of the players in the Association to rest, nurse any nagging injuries and recharge for the final stretch of the regular season as teams jockey for playoff position.
The All-Star weekend does provide fans with some exciting moments from the Slam Dunk Contest to the All-Star game itself. Here we take a look at the five scorers in NBA All-Star Games.
#1 LeBron James
LeBron James has played in 14 NBA all-star games since he was drafted into the NBA back in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. James is the 5th highest scorer in the NBA all time and is perhaps less than three seasons worth of games from catching and surpassing the scoring record set by one Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In order to claim that record in that time frame, James must maintain his current scoring pace.
James is now 33 years old and has not been any less an explosive scorer when playing in the NBA All-Star game. In his 14 all-star appearances, LeBron James has scored 343 points.
This gives him an average of 24.5 points per All-Star game. This ties him with Anthony Davis for the highest scoring average among players who have played in three or more All-Star games. James’ scoring average during his NBA career (regular season) is 27.2 points per game. James has also won 3 all-star MVP awards.