All-Star Game History

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This is a comprehensive list of all Dallas Mavericks All-Star Game appearances.


Year Player Points Rebounds Final Numbers Comments
1981 Doug Atkinson Head Trainer Western Conference In Dallas' innaugural season, Doug Atkinson was selected as trainer for the Western Confverence All-Stars.
1984 Mark Aguirre 13 1 5-8 FG, 3-4 FT / 13 mins Aguirre has the honor of being the first Dallas Mavericks player ever named to an NBA All-Star team.
1985 Rolando Blackman 15 3 7-14 FG, 1-2 FT / 23 mins
1986 Rolando Blackman 12 4 6-11 FG, 0-0 FT / 22 mins The Reunion Rowdies were out in mass as Blackman represented the hometown Mavs in the first ever NBA All-Star game in Dallas.
1987 Mark Aguirre 9 2 3-6 FG, 2-3 FT / 17 mins This marked the first of five All-Star games to feature two Dallas Mavericks players.
1987 Rolando Blackman 29 4 9-15 FG, 11-13 FT / 22 mins Blackman sunk two clutch free throws with no time left to send the game to overtime before the West finally prevailed. His 11 made free throws is tied (with four others) for most free throws made in an All-Star game and his 29 points is the most ever scored by a Mavericks player in an All-Star game.
1988 Mark Aguirre 14 1 5-10 FG, 3-3 FT / 12 mins This All-Star game in Chicago allowed Aguirre to play in front of the same fans who had watched him as a star at DePaul University.
1988 James Donaldson 2 6 0-0 FG, 2-2 FT / 21 mins
1990 Rolando Blackman 15 2 7-9 FG, 1-1 FT / 8 mins
1996 Jason Kidd 7 6 3-4 FG, 0-0 FT / 22 mins An All-Star in only his second season, Kidd was Dallas' first player named to the game in six years. He also posted ten assists in the game which is the most ever by a Mavericks player in All-Star action. This game also marked the first time a Mav had ever started an All-Star game.
1997 Chris Gatling 2 2 1-8 FG, 0-0 FT / 12 mins Gatling was traded by Dallas on February 17, 1997...just eight days after representing the team in the All-Star game.
2000 Michael Finley 11 1 5-6 FG, 0-0 FT / 10 mins
2001 Michael Finley 12 3 5-15 FG, 2-2 FT / 19 mins
2002 Steve Nash 8 3 3-9 FG, 0-0 FT / 24 mins Nash also had 9 assists in the game.
2002 Dirk Nowitzki 12 8 5-11 FG, 1-1 FT / 24 mins In his first All-Star game appearance, Nowitzki's 8 rebounds still stands as the most ever recorded by a Mavericks player.
2002 Don Nelson Head Coach Western Conference Nelson's only All-Star Game appearance as a player or a coach was in this game.
2003 Steve Nash 2 5 1-3 FG, 0-1 FT / 16 mins
2003 Dirk Nowitzki 9 1 4-8 FG, 0-0 FT / 16 mins
2004 Dirk Nowitzki 2 0 1-3 FG, 0-0 FT / 13 mins
2005 Dirk Nowitzki 10 7 4-10 FG, 1-2 FT / 21 mins
2006 Dirk Nowitzki 10 6 4-8 FG, 2-3 FT / 16 mins In this, Nowitzki's fifth All-Star game, he passed Rolando Blackman for most appearances by a Mavericks player.
2006 Avery Johnson Head Coach Western Conference Named to lead the West All-Stars in only his first full season as a Head Coach in the league.
2007 Josh Howard 3 4 1-3 FG, 1-2 FT / 20 mins Howard was named, just nine days before the game, by NBA Commissioner David Stern as a replacement (along with the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony) for injured All-Stars Carlos Boozer and Yao Ming.
2007 Dirk Nowitzki 9 5 4-9 FG, 0-0 FT / 16 minutes
2008 Dirk Nowitzki 13 4 5-14 FG, 2-2 FT / 25 mins Nowitzki's 25 minutes is the most action seen in a single All-Star game by a Dallas player.
2009 Dirk Nowitzki 8 1 3-5 FG, 2-2 FT / 14 mins Dirk's eight points gave him 73 career points scored in All-Star Game action, the most ever by a Dallas Mavericks player, passing the previous record held by Rolando Blackman.
2010 Jason Kidd 0 0 0-1 FG, 0-1 FT / 6 mins Kidd was a late addition to the Western Conference All-Stars replacing the Lakers' Kobe Bryant who missed the game with an injury.
2010 Dirk Nowitzki 22 4 8-15 FG, 6-6 FT / 28 mins Dirk started the game in front of his hometown fans in Dallas and had the Western Conference's first four points of the game.
2011 Dirk Nowitzki 6 5 3-8 FG, 0-0 FT / 14 mins Dirk surpassed the 100-pt mark in career All-Star Game points with his six points in the 2011 game. He has 101 total points.
2012 Dirk Nowitzki 7 4 3-8 FG, 0-0 FT / 14 mins This year's game marked Nowitzki's 11th consecutive All-Star appearance.
2014 Dirk Nowitzki 0 1 0-2 FG, 0-0 FT / 8 mins Held scoreless in eight minutes of action, the appearance marked Nowitzki's return to the All-Star game after missing the previous year's contest with an injury.
2015 Dirk Nowitzki 5 5 2-5 FG 1-2 3FG,, 0-0 FT / 12 mins Dirk was named as a replacement for New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis.


Year Player Finish Round Eliminated Final numbers Comments
1986 Dale Ellis 3rd 2nd 17 points/1st round...14 points/2nd round Shooting in front of the hometown Dallas fans, Ellis advanced to the second round of the NBA's first-ever 3-PT shootout which was eventually won by Boston's Larry Bird.
1987 Detlef Schrempf 2nd Finals 19 points/1st round...16 points/2nd round...14 points/3rd round Enganged in a close contest with returning champion Larry Bird, Schrempf was outsted in the finals 16-14.
1988 Detlef Schrempf 4th 2nd 15 points/1st round...5 points/2nd round Hoping for a return match against Larry Bird, Schrempf was eliminted in the second round as Bird defeated former Maverick Dale Ellis in the finals to win his third straight 3-PT Shootout.
1989 Derek Harper T-5th 1st 12 points/1st round In the first 3-PT shootout without Larry Bird, Dallas' Derek Harper failed to get out of the first round. The eventual champion was, for the second year in a row, Dale Ellis.
1996 George McCloud T-3rd 2nd 18 points/1st round...17 points/2nd round The 1996 3-PT shootout featured four former, current or future Mavericks as Hubert Davis, Tim Legler, George McCloud and Dennis Scott all participated in a contest ultimately won by Legler.
1998 Hubert Davis 2nd Finals 15 points/1st round...24 points/2nd round...10 points/3rd round Davis became only the second Mavs player to advance to the finals of the 3-PT Shootout. Despite an amazing 24 points in the second round, Davis lost in the finals to Phoenix's Jeff Hornacek.
2000 Dirk Nowitzki 2nd Finals 18 points/1st round...11 points/2nd round With the 3-PT contest now only having two rounds with three players advancing to the final round, Nowitzki won the first round with 18 points. He lost in the finals to defending champion Jeff Hornacek.
2000 Hubert Davis 6th 1st 14 points/1st round This season marked the first time that the Mavs had two representatives in the 3-PT Shootout with Davis making his second appearance as a Maverick.
2001 Dirk Nowitzki 3rd Finals 17 points/1st round...10 points/2nd round Dirk advanced to the 3-PT shootout finals for the second year in a row, finishing third behind Ray Allen of Milwaukee and Predrag Stojakovic of Sacramento.
2001 Steve Nash 5th 1st 14 points/1st round For the second consecutive season, Dallas had two representatives in the contest. Nash was eliminated in the first round with 14 points.
2002 Steve Nash 3rd Finals 15 points/1st round...18 points/2nd round Nash made the finals in his second 3-PT Shootout appearance making three straight seasons that Dallas had a representative in the final round.
2006 Dirk Nowitzki 1st Winner 14 points/1st round...18 points/2nd round The first time a Dallas Mavericks player won the 3-PT Shootout, Nowitzki defeated Gilbert Arenas of Washington and former winner Ray Allen of Seattle in the final round.
2006 Jason Terry 4th 1st 13 points/1st round Terry was only one point shy of advancing to the finals in his first 3-Pt Shootout appearance.
2007 Dirk Nowitzki 3rd Finals 20 points/1st round...9 points/2nd round
2008 Dirk Nowitzki 3rd Finals 17 points/1st round...14 points/2nd round Nowitzki made the finals for the fifth time before losing, for the second consecutive year to Jason Kapono


Year Player Finish Round Eliminated Final numbers Comments
1995 Tony Dumas 6th 1st 15.0 / 1st round (Contestants were given 90 seconds to make three dunks) Dumas didn't make any dunks during his time.
1997 Michael Finley 3rd Finals 37.0 / 1st round (3 attempts with judges awarding one score based on best two dunks)...33.0 and 30.5 points / 2nd round (2 attempts with each scored separately). Finley advanced to the final round but mised both dunks although each was a very creative effort.


Year Player Points Rebounds Final numbers Comments
1994 Popeye Jones 4 7 1-1 FG, 2-2 FT / 19 mins This was the innaugural rookie game held during NBA All-Star weekend.
1994 Jamal Mashburn 8 3 4-6 FG, 0-0 FT / 17 mins 1994 was the first of only two times the Mavericks have had two players in the rookie game.
1995 Jason Kidd 4 4 2-4 FG, 0-0 FT / 17 mins Kidd added five assists to go with his 4 points and 4 rebounds.
1997 Samaki Walker - - - Despite being selected to play, Walker missed the game due to a sprained left ankle.
2000 Dirk Nowitzki 17 6 7-13 FG, 3-3 FT / 29 mins With no All-Star game in 1999, the NBA opted to go to the Rookie/Sophomore format in 2000. Nowitzki played for the sophomores.
2004 Josh Howard 13 0 6-10 FG, 1-2 FT / 25 mins Howard played for the rookies.
2005 Devin Harris 0 2 0-4 FG, 0-0 FT / 19 mins Harris also played for the rookies and despite being held scoreless had two rebounds, six assists and three steals.
2005 Josh Howard 7 5 2-6 FG, 3-4 FT / 13 mins Playing in the game for the second year in a row, Howard played for the sophomores this time around.
2006 Devin Harris 6 3 3-9 FG, 0-0 FT / mins Playing in his second consecutive game, this time for the sophomores, Harris also had seven assists and three steals.
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