When It Comes to NBA All-Stars, New York Sits on Top

When It Comes to NBA All-Stars, New York Sits on Top
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New York is synonymous with the game of basketball. From Madison Square Garden to Rucker Park, “The City Game” has deep roots and a foundation in arguably the world’s greatest city.

Home to two professional NBA teams — the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets — we sought to find how many NBA All-Stars actually have come from the Empire State.

NewYorkBets.com utilized NBA.com for its methodology to gather the list of all NBA players to ever make an NBA All-Star roster, including those players voted in and those who replaced others.

How Did New York Rank?

People savvy with New York sports betting already know the answer. You can hear them saying “We’re No. 1!”

That’s right. There has been a total of 443 NBA All-Stars (only counting a player once) since the first NBA All-Star game in 1951. We tabulated the amount of NBA players from each state and the percentage of players from that state.

New York finished in a tie for first with California.

Since 2010-11 season, the New York Knicks have had five NBA All-Stars, led by Carmelo Anthony with six selections (2011-2017). He is followed by Amare Stoudemire (2010-11), Tyson Chandler (shared with Anthony) in 2012-13, Kristaps Prozingis (2017-18) and Julius Randle (2020-21).

The Brooklyn Nets (formerly New Jersey) have had seven different All-Star selections since 2010-11: Deron Williams (2011-12), Brook Lopez (2012-13), Joe Johnson (2013-14), D’Angelo Russell (2018-19), Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving (2020-21) and Durant again in 2021-22.

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New York Has Quite a History

Now here is a list: The legendary New Yorkers who have played in multiple All-Star Games.

That list would include Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19 selections), Boston Celtics guard Nate Archibald (6), Celtics point guard Bob Cousy (13), New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia Sixers skyman Julius “Dr. J” Erving (11), New York Knicks small forward Bernard King (4), Bucks center Bob Lanier (8), current Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (3) and Golden State Warriors small forward/shooting guard Chris Mullin (5).

And don’t forget: Although he played high school and college ball in North Carolina, the great Michael Jordan (14 selections) was born Feb. 17, 1963 in Brooklyn.

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Top 10 States with The Most NBA All-Stars Since 1951

RankLocationNo. NBA All-Stars% NBA All-Stars
🏀  T1New York4510.16%
🏀  T1California4510.16%
🏀  3Outside U.S.409.03%
🏀  4Illinois327.22%
🏀  5Ohio235.19%
🏀  6Pennsylvania204.51%
🏀  T7North Carolina173.84%
🏀  T7Indiana173.84%
🏀  T7Louisiana173.84%
🏀  T7Texas173.84%



NBA Outlook for New York Teams

Let's take a quick look at 2022-23 New York NBA betting.

The NBA season started last week. So far, the New York Knicks are 2-1 and the Brooklyn Nets are 1-2.

The Nets draw much more respect on NY sports betting apps.

Brooklyn is ranked fifth at +900 at DraftKings Sportsbook NY. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 19th at +12000.



Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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