LOS ANGELES – NBA All-Star 2011 will bring together the league’s most talented players for a global celebration of the game in Los Angeles, as the hardwood meets Hollywood for a record fifth time in Southern California. Three days of live game action will culminate with the 60th NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 20.
TNT will televise the All-Star Game for a ninth consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 27th season of All-Star coverage. Fans in 215 countries and territories and 43 languages will be able to experience a weeklong celebration of the game through an array of TV, Internet, film and digital technologies offered by NBA Digital, TNT and ESPN.
The following is a look at NBA All-Star 2011 by the numbers:
All-Star Global Reach
- 215 — All-Star events will be broadcast in 215 countries and territories and in 43 languages.
- 1,800 — More than 1,800 media will cover events, including a record 431 international reporters.
NBA All-Star in Los Angeles
- 5 – LA will host an NBA All-Star Game for a record fifth time (1963, 1972, 1983, 2004, 2011).
- 75 and 40,000 – More than 75 celebrities will walk the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at NBA All-Star on Sunday, Feb. 20, which measures 40,000 square feet.
- 33 – All-Star performers, including Lenny Kravitz, Rihanna, and Josh Groban, have a combined 33 Grammy nominations.
NBA on TNT
- 9 and 27 – Ninth consecutive year that the All-Star Game will be shown in prime time on TNT, and Turner Sports’ 27th season of providing All-Star coverage.
- 115 – More than 115 hours of NBA All-Star coverage on NBA TV and TNT.
- 31 – Turner Sports will utilize 31 TV trucks and trailers with 65 miles of fiber optic strands.
- 42 – Turner Sports will use 42 HD cameras, three jib cameras and 30 camera effect microphones.
- 1.2 Billion – More than 1.2 billion videos have been viewed by fans this season on NBA.com.
- 95 – NBA TV will air more than 95 hours of All-Star coverage.
- 29 – TNT and NBA TV analysts were selected as All-Stars a combined 29 times in their playing careers (Charles Barkley – 11, Kevin McHale – 7, Reggie Miller – 5, Chris Webber – 5, and Steve Smith – 1).
NBA Social Media
- 85 million – Followers and fans across official NBA, team, and player pages on Facebook and Twitter that will have access to NBA All-Star.
- 3,000 — More than 3,000 NBA family members, including current and former players, executives, partners and volunteers, will participate in six days of NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan events.
- 30 – More than 30 NBA Cares hands-on service events and activities in Los Angeles.
- 80 – Over 80 buses will take nearly 3,500 students from more than 50 local schools to the Staples Center for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam.
NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas
- 100,000 — Up to 100,000 fans are expected to come through the doors at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
- 450,000 — More than 450,000 square feet of interactive basketball activities and games will be featured including more than 45 basketball courts and attractions.
- 15,000 — More than 15,000 volunteer hours will be provided by a record 1,600 Los Angeles residents during Jam Session.
NBA Players and Legends
- 2,380,016 – Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was this year’s leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile with 2,380,016 votes.
- 14 – Making his 14th consecutive All-Star selection, Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics has tied a record shared by Jerry West, Karl Malone and Shaquille O’Neal.
- 6 – Six international players selected for All-Star Game: Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Yao Ming (China), Al Horford (Dominican Republic), Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Pau Gasol (Spain), and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany).