WNBA All-Star Game History

The West was best during the 2000 All-Star Game, played at America West Arena in Phoenix. MVP Tina Thompson led the way with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Western Conference stars beat the Eastern Conference stars 73-61.


The inaugural WNBA All-Star Game was played in 1999 before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York. After Whitney Houston kicked things off by singing the national anthem, the West went on to beat the East 79-61. Sparks center Lisa Leslie was named the first-ever All-Star Game MVP after scoring 13 points for the West.


All-Star Classics
The WNBA All-Star Game has produced many a highlight in its two exciting games, the inaugural showcase in 1999 at Madison Square Garden and last year's game at America West Arena. WNBA.com has picked five of the top plays from the midseason classic.