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JordansBulls
02-15-2010, 01:59 PM
How many players in NBA History have started an ALLSTAR game as a Rookie?


I know MJ did in 1985, Shaq in 1993, Wilt in 1960 to name a few.

Went to check and didn't realize that Kareem didn't even start as a rookie in the game in 1970.


How many other players started in the allstar game as a rookie?

bigsams50
02-15-2010, 02:06 PM
Im not sure but didnt Tim Duncan start as a rookie?

JordansBulls
02-15-2010, 02:16 PM
Im not sure but didnt Tim Duncan start as a rookie?

Nope. Garnett and Malone started at Forward in 1998.

I forgot Yao Ming in 2003.

NYtilIdie
02-15-2010, 02:28 PM
I think you named all of them I thought Lebron made the all-star team his rookie year, but after some research he didn't.

Its hard enough making it into the all-star game and to get in it as a rookie and starting damn thats amazing. Unless your Yao then its pretty easy with you millions of asian fans

SteveNash
02-15-2010, 03:14 PM
Grant Hill

Ty Fast
02-15-2010, 03:17 PM
Grant Hill

didnt he lead the voting? the first rookie to do so?

Bucsfan
02-15-2010, 03:18 PM
google.com will have that answer for you, dont mean to be rude but lots of these question could be answered in about .02 seconds :)

Supa
02-15-2010, 03:53 PM
Magic Johnson, the other MJ.

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td0tsfinest
02-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Yao Ming

td0tsfinest
02-15-2010, 04:04 PM
In 2003, he (Yayo) became the 14th rookie selected to start the All-Star Game and the first since Grant Hill (1995)

NBA.com (http://www.nba.com/allstar2006/players/yao_ming.html)

So they were 14 rookies; minus Yao, Grant Hill, MJ, Wilt and Shaq, that means there are 9 other players we haven't named yet.

Lo Porto
02-15-2010, 04:05 PM
It won't ever happen again unless it's another foreign player. It's too hard to get the fan vote after only a few months.

C-Van
02-15-2010, 05:22 PM
It won't ever happen again unless it's another foreign player. It's too hard to get the fan vote after only a few months.

I disagree, if you were a stud in college, and really made a name for yourself, and started your NBA career hot, than I don't think it would be impossible to start in the all-star game. Imagine Kevin Durant stays four years at Texas, absolutely dominates and is a household name, then goes to the NBA and plays well. I don't think it would be too hard for somebody like him to start in the all-star game.

Becks2307
02-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Maybe John Wall can do it next year..it would take some killer effort though.

He would have to go REALLY far in the tourney so everyone knows who he is..and he will need a couple HUGE highlight plays so casual fans will know about him...

The hardest part is coming into the NBA in your ROOKIE season and playing like an all-star...its almost impossible

JordansBulls
02-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Magic Johnson, the other MJ.

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I didn't even check to see if Magic made it.