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2001 NBA All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 Total
East 17 33 20 41 111
West 30 31 28 21 110
Date February 11, 2001
Arena MCI Center
City Washington, DC
MVP Allen Iverson
National anthem Deborah Cox
Referees Dan Crawford
Don Vaden
Eddie Rush
Halftime show
Attendance 20,674
Network NBC
Announcers Marv Albert
Doug Collins
NBA All-Star Game


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The 2001 NBA All-Star Game was a matchup between the Eastern and the Western Conference All-Stars. It was held in front of a sellout crowd at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. This was the 50th Edition of the annual event. Allen Iverson was named All-Star Game MVP after he rallied the East to garner an improbable 111-110 comeback victory over the West. The East trailed 95-74 with nine minutes left after the West dominated the first 39 minutes behind its superior size. It appeared the game would come out looking like a mismatch that would back up all the theories that the Western Conference and its players were the elite of the League, but the Eastern Allstars proved them wrong. Iverson sparked the comeback scoring 15 of his 25 points in the final nine minutes of the game. Stephon Marbury also helped the East by hitting two three-pointers in the final 53 seconds. He hit the second three pointer with 28 seconds left, it would be the game-winner.

Kobe Bryant scored the most points for the West squad(19 points), which led by as much as twenty-one points before the team squandered the lead. Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer at the time, could have taken the last shot. Instead, in a shock to everyone sitting in the building and watching on television, he threw a pass that resulted in a last-second miss by Tim Duncan. Bryant got the ball, Bryant faked Marbury off his feet and then surprising everyone in the building, threw the ball to Duncan for a short shot that he missed just before the buzzer. [1]


2001 All-Star Roster



Eastern Conference All-Stars
Pos. Player Team # of Selections
PG Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 2nd
SG Tracy McGrady Orlando Magic 1st
SF Vince Carter Toronto Raptors 2nd
PF Grant Hill Orlando Magic 5th
C Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat 6th
SG Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks 2nd
C Antonio Davis Toronto Raptors 1st
SG Allan Houston New York Knicks 2nd
SF Anthony Mason Miami Heat 1st
C Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks 7th
C Theo Ratliff Philadelphia 76ers 1st
PF Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks 2nd
SF Latrell Sprewell New York Knicks 4th
SG Jerry Stackhouse Detroit Pistons 2nd
PG Stephon Marbury New Jersey Nets 1st
Western Conference All-Stars
Pos. Player Team # of Selections
PG Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns 4th
SG Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 3rd
SF Chris Webber Sacramento Kings 3rd
PF Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 3rd
C Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers 8th
C Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings 1st
SG Michael Finley Dallas Mavericks 2nd
PF Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 4th
PF Karl Malone Utah Jazz 13th
PF Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets 1st
PG Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics 7th
C David Robinson San Antonio Spurs 10th
PF Rasheed Wallace Portland Trail Blazers 2nd


Eastern Conference Larry Brown, Philadelphia 76ers
Western Conference Rick Adelman, Sacramento Kings



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