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The National Basketball Association All-Star Game is an annual exhibition basketball game played between the Eastern-Conference and the Western-Conference All-Stars. It is the main event of the NBA All-Star Weekend. Twelve players—five starters and seven reserves—from each conference are chosen from a pool of 120 players—60 players from each conference with 24 guards and 24 big men —listed on the ballots by a panel of sport writers and broadcasters. The starters are chosen by fans, who may vote using a variety of online platforms. The reserves are chosen by voting among the head coaches of each team's particular conference. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players, and can select two guards, three big men, and two players regardless of positions. If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the NBA commissioner will select a replacement. The 1999 All-Star Game was canceled due to the league's lockout.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game for a record of 19 times.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game is an annual exhibition basketball game played between the Eastern-Conference and the Western-Conference All-Stars. It is the main event of the NBA All-Star Weekend. Twelve players—five starters and seven reserves—from each conference are chosen from a pool of 120 players—60 players from each conference with 24 guards and 24 big men (forwards and centers)—listed on the ballots by a panel of sport writers and broadcasters. The starters are chosen by fans, who may vote using a variety of online platforms. The reserves are chosen by voting among the head coaches of each team's particular conference. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players, and can select two guards, three big men, and two players regardless of positions. If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the NBA commissioner will select a replacement. The 1999 All-Star Game was canceled due to the league's lockout.

The following is a list of NBA All-Stars, players who have been selected for the NBA All-Star Game at least once in their career. Note that the number indicates the player's number of selections—not the number of games played. For instance, Michael Jordan was named to the All-Star Game roster 14 times, but missed the 1986 game due to injury. As of the 2016 All-Star Game, 479 players have been selected to an All-Star Game roster at least once. However, only 321 of them have earned multiple selections to the game.

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most All-Star Game selections and most All-Star Games played. He was selected 19 times and played in 18 All-Star games. Dirk Nowitzki hold the record for most All-Star Game selections among active players, with 13 selections. Bob Cousy and John Havlicek are tied for the most consecutive games actually played, appearing in 13 straight All-Star Games. Tim Duncan also played in 13 straight All-Star Games if the lockout-cancelled 1999 game is excluded. Several players were named to All-Star Game rosters, but never actually played in the game due to injury.

# The number of times the player have been selected to play in the All-Star Game
^ Denotes player who is still active as of the 2016–17 season
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2017

Note: Statistics are correct as of the conclusion of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Player # Selections Notes Reference
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem* 19 19701977; 19791989 Missed 1973 game
Bryant, Kobe 18 1998; 20002016 Missed 2010, 2014, and 2015 games
Duncan, Tim 15 1998; 20002011; 2013; 2015
Garnett, Kevin 15 19971998; 20002011; 2013 Missed 2008 game
O'Neal, Shaquille* 15 19931998; 20002007; 2009 Missed 1997, 2001, and 2002 games
Jordan, Michael* 14 19851993; 19961998; 20022003 Missed 1986 game
Malone, Karl* 14 19881998; 20002002 Missed 1990 and 2002 games
West, Jerry* 14 19611974 Missed 1969 and 1974 games
Chamberlain, Wilt* 13 19601969; 19711973
Cousy, Bob* 13 19511963
Havlicek, John* 13 19661978
Nowitzki, Dirk^ 13 20022012; 20142015
Bird, Larry* 12 19801988; 19901992, Missed 1991 and 1992 games
Hayes, Elvin* 12 19691980
James, LeBron^ 12 20052016
Johnson, Magic* 12 1980; 19821992 Missed 1989 game
Malone, Moses* 12 19781989 Missed 1984 game; also a one-time ABA All-Star
Olajuwon, Hakeem* 12 19851990; 19921997
Robertson, Oscar* 12 19611972
Russell, Bill* 12 19581969
Schayes, Dolph* 12 19511962 Missed 1952 game
Thomas, Isiah* 12 19821993 Missed 1991 game
Wade, Dwyane^ 12 20052016 Missed 2015 game
Barkley, Charles* 11 19871997 Missed 1994 and 1997 games
Baylor, Elgin* 11 19591965; 19671970
Bosh, Chris^ 11 20062016 Missed 2009 game
Erving, Julius* 11 19771987 Also a five-time ABA All-Star
Ewing, Patrick* 11 1986; 19881997 Missed 1986 and 1997 games
Iverson, Allen* 11 20002010 Missed 2007 and 2010 games
Pettit, Bob* 11 19551965
Allen, Ray 10 20002002; 20042009; 2011
Arizin, Paul* 10 19511952; 19551962 Missed 1960 game
Drexler, Clyde* 10 1986; 19881994; 19961997 Missed 1997 game
Greer, Hal* 10 19611970
Kidd, Jason 10 1996; 1998; 20002004; 20072008; 2010 Missed 2007 game
Pierce, Paul^ 10 20022006; 20082012
Robinson, David* 10 19901996; 1998; 20002001
Stockton, John* 10 19891997; 2000
Anthony, Carmelo^ 9 20072008; 20102016
Gervin, George* 9 19771985 Also a three-time ABA All-Star
Parish, Robert* 9 19811987; 19901991
Paul, Chris^ 9 20082016 Missed 2010 game
Payton, Gary* 9 19941998; 20002003
Wilkens, Lenny* 9 19631965; 19671971; 1973
Wilkins, Dominique* 9 19861994 Missed 1992 game
Barry, Rick* 8 19661967; 19731978 Missed 1973 game; also a four-time ABA All-Star
Carter, Vince^ 8 20002007 Missed 2002 game
DeBusschere, Dave* 8 19661968; 19701974
English, Alex* 8 19821989
Foust, Larry 8 19511956; 19581959 Missed 1952 game
Howard, Dwight^ 8 20072014
Lanier, Bob* 8 19721975; 19771979; 1982
Mutombo, Dikembe* 8 1992; 19951998; 20002002
Nash, Steve 8 20022003; 20052008; 2010; 2012 Missed 2007 game
Sharman, Bill* 8 19531960
Yao Ming* 8 20032009; 2011 Missed 2007 and 2011 games
Bing, Dave* 7 19681969; 1971; 19731976
Cowens, Dave* 7 19721978 Missed 1977 game
Durant, Kevin^ 7 20102016
Frazier, Walt* 7 19701976
Gallatin, Harry* 7 19511957
Hill, Grant 7 19951998; 20002001; 2005 Missed 2001 game
Johnson, Joe^ 7 20072012; 2014 Missed 2012 game
Lucas, Jerry* 7 19641969; 1971
Macauley, Ed* 7 19511957
Martin, Slater* 7 19531959
McGrady, Tracy 7 20012007
McGuire, Dick* 7 19511952; 19541956; 19581959
McHale, Kevin* 7 1984; 19861991
Mourning, Alonzo* 7 19941997; 20002002 Missed 1994, 1997, and 2001 games
Pippen, Scottie* 7 1990; 19921997
Reed, Willis* 7 19651971
Sikma, Jack 7 19791985
Thurmond, Nate* 7 19651968; 1970; 19731974 Missed 1968 and 1970 games
Walker, Chet* 7 1964; 19661967; 19701971; 19731974
White, Jo Jo* 7 19711977
Worthy, James* 7 19861992
Archibald, Nate* 6 1973; 19751976; 19801982
Costello, Larry 6 19581962; 1965 Missed 1962 game
Dantley, Adrian* 6 19801982; 19841986
Davis, Walter 6 19781981; 1984; 1987
Dumars, Joe* 6 19901993; 1995; 1997
Gasol, Pau^ 6 2006; 20092011; 20152016
Gilmore, Artis* 6 19781979; 19811983; 1986 Also a five-time ABA All-Star
Guerin, Richie* 6 19581963
Heinsohn, Tom* 6 1957; 19611965 Missed 1965 game
Howell, Bailey* 6 19611964; 19661967
Hudson, Lou 6 19691974
Johnston, Neil* 6 19531958
Kemp, Shawn 6 19931998
Mikkelsen, Vern* 6 19511953; 19551957
O'Neal, Jermaine 6 20022007 Missed 2006 game
Parker, Tony^ 6 20062007; 2009; 20122014
Richmond, Mitch* 6 19931998 Missed 1993 game
Stoudemire, Amar'e 6 2005; 20072011
Twyman, Jack* 6 19571960; 19621963
Yardley, George* 6 19551960
Aldridge, LaMarcus^ 5 20122016
Billups, Chauncey 5 20062010
Braun, Carl 5 19531957 Missed 1956 game
Daugherty, Brad 5 19881989; 19911993
Embry, Wayne* 5 19611965 Missed 1963 game; inducted as a contributor
Gola, Tom* 5 19601964 Missed 1962 game
Goodrich, Gail* 5 1969; 19721975
Griffin, Blake^ 5 20112015 Missed 2015 game
Hagan, Cliff* 5 19581962 Missed 1958 game; also a one-time ABA All-Star
Hardaway, Tim 5 19911993; 19971998
Johnson, Dennis* 5 19791982; 1985
Johnson, Gus* 5 1965; 19681971
Johnson, Marques 5 19791981; 1983; 1986
Jones, Sam* 5 1962; 19641966; 1968
LaRusso, Rudy 5 19621963; 1966; 19681969 Missed 1962 game
Maravich, Pete* 5 1973

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