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NBL All-Star Game 2012

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by Michael Scibilia (subscribe)
Michael Scibilia is a PhD candidate in the School of Film, Media and Communications at Monash University.
NBL's finest players set to strut their stuff in Adelaide

The National Basketball League's cream of the crop will be converging in Adelaide on Saturday, December 22nd for the first NBL All-Star Game since 2007.

The game will be a contest between North and South, with players from the Cairns Taipans, Townsville Crocodiles, Sydney Kings, and Wollongong Hawks eligible to be chosen for the North All-Stars, and players from the New Zealand Breakers, Melbourne Tigers, Perth Wildcats, and Adelaide 36ers eligible for the South All-Stars.

The starting fives will be determined by fan voting on nblallstars (voting closes December 3rd), with the benches to be chosen by the league.

All-Star games are renowned for being fun spectacles, with players and coaches often throwing defensive tactics out the window in favour of a free-flowing, up-tempo contest with plenty of dunks and exciting offensive highlights. That's until it gets serious down the stretch, of course.

There should also be plenty of highlights before the game even starts, with a Slam Dunk Competition, Three Point Shoot-Out, and Celebrity versus Legends Game all scheduled. Those will happen from midday before the main game tips off at 1.30pm.

Tickets are on sale now from Proticket, with prices starting at $27.50 for adults, $22 for concessions, $10 for children, and $55 for families.

If that's out of your price range or you're unable to attend for any other reason, the All-Star Game will be televised nationally from 2pm on Channel Ten.
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Why? It's a rare chance to see the best players from the NBL on the court at the same time, not to mention the always-entertaining Slam Dunk contest
When: Saturday, December 22nd 2012. Pre-game entertainment showcase starts at midday before main game starts at 1.30pm
Where: Adelaide Arena
Cost: Tickets start at $27.50 for adults, $22 for concessions, $10 for children, and $55 for families
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