• First-time All-Stars explain what it feels like to learn you’re an All-Star

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 17, 2013
    After spending much of Friday's All-Star media session talking with this year's slew of first-time All-Stars about what it feels like to learn you're an All-Star, I figured it'd be neat to ask a few players who've gone through the All-Star Weekend experience before but for whom it's all still relatively fresh players who've made one or two All-Star teams before, rather than perennial selections what they remembered about their first trip to the midseason showcase. And to be in a room with all these other All-Stars and elite players in the league … it's just great." So what is it like when you learn that, for the rest of your life, you'll have the title "NBA All-Star" next to your name? Seven players in the annual midseason event are first-time All-Stars James Harden of the host-city Houston Rockets, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez. "I just started yelling and going crazy," Harden said during Friday afternoon's All-Star media session. Just another in a series of great individual accomplishments for the hirsute shooting guard, who's fifth in the league in scoring at 26.1 points per game, averaging career per-minute highs in assists, steals and free-throw attempts, and acting as the catalyst of a Rockets offense that ranks fifth in the NBA in points scored per 100 possessions and has Houston hoping for its first
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  • Five Western Conference veterans look back on their first All-Star Game experiences

    HOUSTON - After spending much of Friday's All-Star media session talking with this year's slew of first-time All-Stars about what it feels like to learn you're an All-Star, I figured it'd be neat to ask a few players who've gone through the All-Star Wee
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