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NBA All-Star 2007! KaponoA_300_070217 Miami's Jason Kapono was red-hot on Saturday. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jason Kapono is Three-Point Champ
Jason Kapono tied Mark Price's final-round record with 24 points and outlasted Gilbert Arenas on his way to the 2007 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout title. Arenas notched a first-round high of 23 points and had 17 in the finals. Defending champion Dirk Nowitzki had 20 in round one and nine in the finals, and Kapono narrowly made the finals with a first-round score of 19. Mike Miller (18), Damon Jones (15) and Jason Terry (10) were eliminated early.

Dirk Outshoots Arenas and Allen
Dirk Nowitzki defeated Gilbert Arenas and Ray Allen to take home the victory in the 2006 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout as part of All-Star Weekend in Houston. Nowitzki finished the 2006 competition with 18 points in the final round, while Arenas tallied 16 and Allen collected 15. Defending champion Quentin Richardson failed to make it out of the first round. He and Chauncey Billups both banked 12 points. Dirk's teammate Jason Terry finished with 13 first-round points.

Quentin's Nine Nails Down Title in '05
Last year, as a member of the Phoenix Suns, Quentin Richardson drilled his last nine shots to finish with a final-round score of 19 to take home the win.


2006-07 Season


Gilbert Arenas

Damon Jones

Jason Kapono

Mike Miller

Dirk Nowitzki

Jason Terry

1986 -- Larry Bird, Boston
1987 -- Larry Bird, Boston
1988 -- Larry Bird, Boston
1989 -- Dale Ellis, Seattle
1990 -- Craig Hodges, Chicago
1991 -- Craig Hodges, Chicago
1992 -- Craig Hodges, Chicago
1993 -- Mark Price, Cleveland
1994 -- Mark Price, Cleveland
1995 -- Glen Rice, Miami
1996 -- Tim Legler, Washington
1997 -- Steve Kerr, Chicago
1998 -- Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2000 -- Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2001 -- Ray Allen, Milwaukee
2002 -- Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2003 -- Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2004 -- Voshon Lenard, Denver
2005 -- Quentin Richardson, Phoenix
2006 -- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

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NBA All-Star 2007! Dleelayup_300_070216 New York's Lee won MVP with 30 points.
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Lee Perfect in Sophomores' Victory
David Lee hit all 14 of his field-goal attempts for a game-high 30 points as the Sophomore beat the Rookies for the fifth consecutive year, 155-114. Lee, who added 11 rebounds and four assists, took home MVP of the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam. Chris Paul notched rookie-game records of 17 assists and nine steals to go with 16 points. Rudy Gay and Paul Millsap paced the Rookie squad with 22 points apiece.

2007 Rosters Announced
Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani, the first overall selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Andrew Bogut, the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, lead a list of 18 players selected to play in the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Preview: The Rookies have the talent to upset the Sophs
Gallery: Rookie Challenge Rosters

Iguodala Emerges as Sophomores Roll in '06
Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala notched 24 of his game-high 30 points in the second half as the Sophomores topped the Rookies 106-96 in the 2006 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge in Houston. Iguodala, the game's Most Valuable Player, made 13-of-17 from the field and added six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

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NBA All-Star 2007! Ggreen_300_070217 Gerald Green had the top three dunks en route to the 2007 title. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
Gerald Green Is Slam Dunk Champ
Boston's Gerald Green had the night's three top-rated slams, including a perfect 50 on his final flush, to dethrone defending champion Nate Robinson and become the 2007 Sprite Slam Dunk champion. On the last jam, Green windmilled while hurdling an All-Star table. In the first round, Green caught a Paul Pierce lob off the side of the backboard and flushed it home for a 48, and then covered his eyes while jumping over Robinson himself for a 47. His first-round total of 95 edged Robinson (90), Orlando's Dwight Howard (85) and Chicago's Tyrus Thomas (80).

All-Star Dunk-A-Thon: Highlights from Every Dunk Contest

Robinson Is Slam Champ
New York's Nate Robinson, who outlasted Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala in a dunk-off to become the 2006 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk champion, is set to defend his title on Feb. 17 in Las Vegas. A year ago, the 5-9 Robinson registered a 50-point dunk on a bounce pass from Spud Webb, the 1986 champion and the only other sub-6-foot winner in Slam Dunk history. Iguodala had a 50-point slam in each round. Memphis rookie Hakim Warrick and defending champion Josh Smith of Atlanta were eliminated in the first round with two-dunk totals of 86 and 81 points, respectively.

Rookie Smith 2005 Dunk King
Behind back-to-back 50s, rookie Josh Smith defeated Phoenix's Amaré Stoudemire to win the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk title. In his next-to-last slam, Smith paid homage to Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins by donning a throwback 'Nique jersey and hitting Wilkins' signature windmill slam.

Slam Dunks Year-by-Year
Cedric Ceballos blindfolded, Vince Carter between the legs, Michael Jordan from the foul line -- check out all the results from All-Star Weekend's most exciting event since its inception in 1984.
• Video highlights | All-time records

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NBA All-Star 2007! Dwade_300_070217 Wade repeated as champion with a time of 26.4 seconds. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images/NBAE)
Wade Repeats as Skills Champ
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade took home the PlayStation Skills Challenge title for the second straight year, posting a final-round time of 26.4 seconds to best Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant. Wade's first-round time of 31.3 seconds was second only to Bryant (29.Cool and eliminated Cleveland's LeBron James (35.4) and New Orleans/Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (39.6).

Wade Earns Skills Championship
Miami's Dwyane Wade was crowned as the 2006 PlayStation Skills Challenge champion, defeating Cleveland's LeBron James in the final round by completing the obstacle course in 26.1 seconds to James' 33.7-second time. New Orleans/Oklahoma City rookie Chris Paul and 2005 champion Steve Nash of Phoenix were eliminated in the first round with times of 42.6 and 52.8 seconds, respectively. Wade had the top first-round time with 39 seconds flat while James finished the course in 40.5 seconds to reach the finals.
Nash Shows Off Skills in 2005
Steve Nash clearly distanced himself from the rest of the field in 2005 and easily won the PlayStation Skills Challenge. The Phoenix point guard posted the top times in both the first and final rounds, claiming victory with a contest-best 25.4 seconds.

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NBA All-Star 2007! DetroitA_300_070217 Laimbeer, Billups and Cash took home the trophy.
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Detroit Wins 2007 Crown
Team Detroit won the 2007 Haier Shooting Stars challenge by default as team Chicago took its shots out of order in the final round on Saturday. The team of Bill Laimbeer, Chauncey Billups and Swin Cash had the second-best first-round time by finishing the six-shot course in 1:06 and then needed just 50.5 seconds to complete its final-round run. Chicago had the best first-round time (48.9 seconds), followed by Detroit, defending champion San Antonio (1:32) and Los Angeles (2:00).

2005: Phoenix Rises To Occasion
WNBA Rookie of the Year Diana Taurasi of the Mercury, current Suns forward Shawn Marion and Phoenix legend Dan Majerle ran away with the Shooting Stars title in 2005, completing the competition in a mere 28 seconds. The Phoenix triumvirate wowed the crowd, finishing 16 seconds ahead of second-place Denver. The Detroit squad came in third while the defending champs, the Lakers, were fourth.

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NBA All-Star 2007! Kobejam_300_070218 Kobe Bryant scored 31 to earn his second All-Star MVP award. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images/NBAE)

Jackpot: West Dominates All-Star 2007
The Western Conference set All-Star records with 69 field goals and 52 assists on its way to an emphatic 153-132 win over the East stars at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sunday. Kobe Bryant racked up 31 points, five rebounds, six assists and six steals to take home MVP honors. Amare Stoudemire added 29 points and nine boards and Carmelo Anthony had 20 and nine for the West. 2006 All-Star MVP LeBron James led the Eastern Conference with 28 points, six rebounds and six assists and Dwight Howard tallied 20 points and 12 boards.

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