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The 1991 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game between players selected from the National Basketball Association's Western Conference and the Eastern Conference that was played on February 10, 1991, at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. This game was the 41st edition of the NBA All-Star Game and was played during the 1990–91 NBA season.

1991 NBA All-Star Game
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1234 Total
West 23353422 114
East 22452722 116
DateFebruary 10, 1991
ArenaCharlotte Coliseum
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
MVPCharles Barkley
National anthemBruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis
RefereesEd Rush
Mike Mathis
Lee Jones
Attendance23,530
NetworkNBC
TNT (All-Star Saturday)
AnnouncersBob Costas, Mike Fratello and Pat Riley[1]
Bob Neal, Doug Collins and Hubie Brown (All-Star Saturday)
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The All-Star Weekend began on Saturday, February 9, 1991, with the Legends Classic, the Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest.

This was the first NBA All-Star Game broadcast by NBC after 17 years with CBS.

The All-Star Game returned to Charlotte in 2019, though it was played at the Spectrum Center in Uptown, and broadcast on TNT (the All-Star Game has never been broadcast on ABC or ESPN during the networks' current contract with the league, which began during the 2002-03 season).

All-Star GameEdit

The West could have won, but Kevin Johnson's potential game-winning three-pointer was nullified by a basket interference call on Karl Malone.

RostersEdit

^DNP Even though they were selected, Isiah Thomas and Larry Bird couldn't play due to injuries. Hersey Hawkins was selected as Bird's replacement, and no replacement was named for Thomas.

All-Star WeekendEdit

Legends ClassicEdit

The 8th edition of the Schick Legends Classic took place on February 9, 1991. It consisted of an exhibition match between retired players from the Eastern and Western Conference. The East Legends won 41–34.

RostersEdit

Slam Dunk ContestEdit

The Gatorade Slam Dunk Contest had three of the previous year's contestants, with the notable absence of defending champion Dominique Wilkins. Dee Brown took home the trophy after defeating Shawn Kemp in the final, performing a dunk while covering his eyes with one arm.[2] The scoring system consisted of the total of the two dunks, and in the final round the two best out of three dunks.

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First Round Semifinal Final
1st dunk 2nd dunk Total 1st dunk 2nd dunk Total 1st dunk 2nd dunk 3rd dunk Total
G Dee Brown Boston Celtics 48.2 44.2 92.4 49.6 48.4 98.0 48.1 46.4 49.6 97.7
F/C Shawn Kemp Seattle SuperSonics 47.6 48.2 95.8 48.3 47.3 95.6 44.3 48.0 45.7 93.7
G Rex Chapman Charlotte Hornets 45.5 49.7 95.2 49.0 46.0 94.0 Did not advance
G Kenny Smith Houston Rockets 48.5 42.3 90.8 46.6 41.3 87.9 Did not advance
F Kenny Williams Indiana Pacers 42.3 44.6 86.9 Did not advance
F/G Blue Edwards Utah Jazz 40.1 44.2 84.3 Did not advance
F/G Otis Smith Orlando Magic 41.2 41.8 83.0 Did not advance
G Kendall Gill Charlotte Hornets 40.1 40.9 81.0 Did not advance

Three-Point ShootoutEdit

The American AirlinesITT Sheraton Three-Point Shootout saw Craig Hodges repeat as champion, by defeating Portland's Terry Porter in the final round. Players begin shooting from one corner of the court, and move from station to station along the three-point arc until they reach the other corner. Each station has four standard balls, worth one point each, plus one specially colored "money ball", worth two points.

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First Round Semifinal Final
G Craig Hodges Chicago Bulls 20 24 17
G Terry Porter Portland Trail Blazers 15TIE 14 12
F Dennis Scott Orlando Magic 16 12 Did not advance
F/G Danny Ainge Portland Trail Blazers 18 11 Did not advance
G Tim Hardaway Golden State Warriors 15TIE Did not advance
G Hersey Hawkins Philadelphia 76ers 14 Did not advance
F Glen Rice Miami Heat 9 Did not advance
F/G Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers 8 Did not advance

^TIE Terry Porter and Tim Hardaway broke the tie in a 30-second shooting round.

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