- What's your favorite moment in the history of All-Star Weekends?
Tracy McGrady: The last All-Star with Michael Jordan. Knowing that would be his last, I felt I was becoming a part of the history of the event.
Ben Wallace: I loved the Slam Dunk contest in which Spud Webb did his thing. Or maybe that other one with Dominique and Michael.
Andrei Kirilenko: To me, they are all special. I just come here with the goal of enjoying each moment.
- Would you change anything about the All-Star Weekend? Anything you would add or remove?
Kidd: I like it the way it is. I would even say that since the NBA created the game between rookies and sophomores, the excitement is bigger.
McGrady: The rhythm of the whole thing falls a little bit when these team competitions come. The buzz in the crowd is not the same as in games. I don't know, maybe they should think about creating something new.
Wallace: It's not something I have to make a decision about. That's about the audience and it's up to the NBA if they want to change anything. I just play.
Kirilenko: Remove? Nothing! If it was up to me, I would make the All-Star last seven days instead of just three.
Nowitzki: As long as it is a show, I'll like it. I don't think there's a reason to think about changing or adding any other thing.
- Which players not selected for the All-Star Game you miss the most?
Kidd: Oh, man... What a question! There are so many names I could tell you that I wouldn't finish today. Maybe... Well... It's impossible to give you just a couple of names.
Wallace: I would've loved to see Karl Malone here.
Nowitzki: I'm surprised -- especially given the impact they've had -- that Carmelo and LeBron are not here for the game.
- Who's your favorite for MVP of the All-Star Game?
Kidd: I don't know. But I have the gut feeling that it could be a very big guy that plays in the West.
McGrady: Me! And if it's not me... Garnett!
Wallace: I have no idea.
Kirilenko: I'm going to try to be the MVP. I'll use all my defensive skills and if I can block some shots, that will be much better.
Nowitzki: The level of these players is so high that anyone having a good day could take it. Maybe Tim Duncan.
Juan Pipkin is a regular contributor to HoopsHype.com
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