Game history

By the numbers – News-Herald

This weekend marks the third time Cleveland has hosted the NBA All-Star Game and its festivities. A look at Cleveland’s NBA All-Star history in numbers:

1: Michael Jordan recorded the first triple-double in NBA All-Star Game history when he finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 1997 All-Star Game at Cleveland.

9: The Celtics’ Nate “Tiny” Archibald had nine points and nine assists as the 1981 All-Star Game MVP at the now-demolished Richfield Coliseum.

18: Kobe Bryant was 18 when he won the Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend 1997 in Cleveland.

Glen Rice holds the NBA All-Star MVP trophy after the 1997 All-Star in Cleveland. Rice scored 24 points in the second half to set a record for most points in one half of an All-Star Game. (Associated press kit)

20: Glen Rice of the Charlotte Hornets scored 20 points in the third quarter to lead the Eastern Conference to a 132-120 victory over the Western Conference in the 1997 All-Star Game, now tied for most points scored by a player in a quarter in All-Star Game History.

35-50-75: The Cleveland area was host to the NBA All-Stars when the league celebrated its 35th season (1981), 50th anniversary (1997) and 75th anniversary (2022), marking its three times as host of the stars.

50: The 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, announced in 1996, were honored at halftime of the 1997 All-Star Game. Each of these players was recently named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team , a group of 76 players who will be honored at the 2022 All-Star Game halftime.