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1998 NBA All-Star Game roster: The last NBA ASG in New York

The last time the NBA All-Star Game was in New York was 1998. Take a look back at who was on the rosters for the East and West for All-Star Weekend at Madison Square Garden. The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend will be held Feb. 13-15 with events at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Madison Square Garden.

ANFERNEE HARDAWAY, East Orlando Magic Despite playing in
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ANFERNEE HARDAWAY, East
Orlando Magic
Despite playing in just 19 games through the midway point of the 82-game season after undergoing knee surgery, Penny chose to play in the 1998 All-Star Game, which angered Miami Heat point guard Tim Hardaway.
1998 ASG stats: 6 points, 3 assists

TIM HARDAWAY, East Miami Heat Despite Penny Hardaway
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TIM HARDAWAY, East
Miami Heat
Despite Penny Hardaway getting the starting nod at point guard, Tim Hardaway won the battle with a better stat line and more minutes in the '98 ASG.
1998 ASG stats: 8 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists

GRANT HILL, East Detroit Pistons Hill was one
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GRANT HILL, East
Detroit Pistons
Hill was one of seven members of the Eastern Conference All-Star team to reach double-digit points in the '98 ASG.
1998 ASG stats: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steals

MICHAEL JORDAN, East Chicago Bulls For the third
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MICHAEL JORDAN, East
Chicago Bulls
For the third time in his career, Jordan was named the All-Star Game MVP. He went on to lead the Bulls to their sixth NBA title in eight years in his final year with the franchise.
1998 ASG stats: 23 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals

SHAWN KEMP, East Cleveland Cavaliers In his first
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SHAWN KEMP, East
Cleveland Cavaliers
In his first season in the Eastern Conference, Kemp earned his final All-Star selection.
1998 ASG stats: 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

REGGIE MILLER, East Indiana Pacers In his 18-year
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REGGIE MILLER, East
Indiana Pacers
In his 18-year career, Miller made five All-Star Game appearances.
1998 ASG stats: 14 points, 1 steal

DIKEMBE MUTOMBO, East Atlanta Hawks Mutombo led the
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DIKEMBE MUTOMBO, East
Atlanta Hawks
Mutombo led the league in blocks for the fifth straight year in the 1997-98 season with 277.
1998 ASG stats: 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block

GLEN RICE, East Charlotte Hornets The 1998 All-Star
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GLEN RICE, East
Charlotte Hornets
The 1998 All-Star Game was Rice's third and final in his 15-year career.
1998 ASG stats: 16 points, 1 rebound

STEVE SMITH, East Atlanta Hawks The journeyman played
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STEVE SMITH, East Atlanta Hawks
The journeyman played in his lone All-Star Game in 1998.
1998 ASG stats: 14 points, 3 rebounds

RIK SMITS, East Indiana Pacers The 1998 All-Star
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RIK SMITS, East
Indiana Pacers
The 1998 All-Star Game was Smits' only appearance in an ASG during his 12-year career.
1998 ASG stats: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks

ANTOINE WALKER, East Boston Celtics Despite leading the
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ANTOINE WALKER, East
Boston Celtics
Despite leading the league in turnovers with 292, Walker earned his first of three All-Star appearances in 1998.
1998 ASG stats: 4 points, 3 assists, 1 steal

JAYSON WILLIAMS, East New Jersey Nets Williams made
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JAYSON WILLIAMS, East
New Jersey Nets
Williams made his lone All-Star game appearance in 1998.
1998 ASG stats: 4 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist

VIN BAKER, West Seattle SuperSonics The 1998 game
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VIN BAKER, West
Seattle SuperSonics
The 1998 game was Baker's fourth and final appearance as an All-Star.
1998 ASG stats: 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

KOBE BRYANT, West Los Angeles Lakers Bryant made
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KOBE BRYANT, West
Los Angeles Lakers
Bryant made his All-Star Game debut in 1998 as the youngest All-Star in NBA history at 19.
1998 ASG stats: 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

TIM DUNCAN, West San Antonio Spurs Along with
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TIM DUNCAN, West
San Antonio Spurs
Along with Kobe Bryant, Duncan was the only other rookie to play in the 1998 All-Star Game.
1998 ASG stats: 2 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist

KEVIN GARNETT, West Minnesota Timberwolves KG played in
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KEVIN GARNETT, West
Minnesota Timberwolves
KG played in all 82 games during the 1997-98 season.
1998 ASG stats: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

EDDIE JONES, West\ Los Angeles Lakers Jones was
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EDDIE JONES, West\
Los Angeles Lakers
Jones was one of just two players to put up a double-double in the 1998 ASG. Shawn Kemp was the other.
1998 ASG stats: 15 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

JASON KIDD, West Phoenix Suns Kidd was named
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JASON KIDD, West
Phoenix Suns
Kidd was named an all-star In his first full season with the Suns after being traded from Dallas the year before.
1998 ASG stats: 9 assists, 1 steal

KARL MALONE, West Utah Jazz
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KARL MALONE, West
Utah Jazz
"The Mailman" made his 11th All-Star Game appearance in the 1997-98 season and finished his career with 14.
1998 ASG stats: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, West Los Angeles Lakers Shaq made
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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, West
Los Angeles Lakers
Shaq made the All-Star Game in each of his first six NBA seasons and finished his career with a total of 15 ASG appearances.
1998 ASG stats: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

GARY PAYTON, West Seattle SuperSonics For the sixth
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GARY PAYTON, West
Seattle SuperSonics
For the sixth time in his career, Payton played in all 82 games for the SuperSonics in the 1997-98 season. He went on to do that three more times in his 18-year career. 1998 ASG stats: 7 points, 13 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

MITCH RICHMOND, West Sacramento Kings All six of
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MITCH RICHMOND, West
Sacramento Kings
All six of Richmond's All-Star Game appearances came while he was a member of the Kings.
1998 ASG stats: 8 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound

DAVID ROBINSON, West San Antonio Spurs
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DAVID ROBINSON, West
San Antonio Spurs
"The Admiral" played in 10 All-Star Games in his 14-year career.
1998 ASG stats: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks

NICK VAN EXEL, West Los Angeles Lakers The
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NICK VAN EXEL, West
Los Angeles Lakers
The 1998 game was Van Exel's lone All-Star Game appearance.
1998 ASG stats: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

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