Which NBA star holds the record for most All-Star appearances?


Which NBA star holds the record for most All-star appearances?

The NBA All-Star game has been tradition of the NBA for as far back as we can remember. The best players in the competition all coke together to go up against each other, forming a number of mouthwatering team ups as well as contests that excites the NBA enthusiast more than anything.

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LeBron James in action for the LA Lakers

The NBA All-Star game is an incredible occasion simply because it features the biggest stars in the competition all coming together in the same arena at the same time. Naturally, an All Star appearance is testimony of a player’s stature and legacy in the competition, and there is no doubt that it is quite a reliable parameter to judge a player’s impact in the league considering fan votes.

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LeBron James has equaled Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most All-Star appearances

It might not be surprising to many people that with his most recent inclusion in the 2023 All-Star game, LeBron James became the joint highest feature in the All-Star game of all time. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar who is a four time champion has recently become a 19-time All-Star, equalling the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record as the highest feature in All-Star history.

However, there are quite a few notable others in the list for the most All-Star appearances – some of which we will list as follows.

Who are some of the notable names on the list for most All-Star appearances?

Apart from James and Abdul-Jabbar who lead the list for most All-Star appearances, there are quite a few other legendary names in what is a very star-studded list.

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Kobe Bryant in action for the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant trails James and Abdul-Jabbar with 18 selections, directly followed by Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O’Neal with 15 each. Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Dirk Nowitzki and Jerry West trail them with 14 selections each, while Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, Kevin Durant, John Havlicek and Dwyane Wade follow them with 13 each.

Names like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Chris Paul and Bill Russell have had 12 selections each, while Charles Barkley and Allan Iverson have 11 each. They are followed by Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony with 10 each while the currently reigning All-Star MVP – the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry has had nine selections.

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