NBA All-Star 2009: Phoenix

Lisa Leslie, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Becky Hammon and other WNBA stars were in attendance in Phoenix as NBA All-Star headed to the desert for the annual midseason classic. As always, the WNBA.com Blog was there to keep you updated with every move.

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  • Sunday: Tina Thompson Does it for the Kids
  • Saturday: Katie Smith Leads Detroit to Shooting Stars Victory
  • Saturday: WNBA Players Predict Winners for Saturday Night events
  • Friday: Tangela Smith Meets Her Idol
  • Friday: No Exhibition Games for Kara Lawson
  • Friday: Cheryl Ford’s 2009 NBA All-Star Blog
  • Thursday: All-Star Youth Basketball Celebration
  • Wednesday: NBA Cares Community Caravan Recap

    Video from Phoenix

  • Shooting Stars Highlights
  • Celebrity Game Highlights
  • Celebrity Game Comedy
  • NBA Cares Day of Service
  • WNBA Player Participation
    Kara Lawson and the East Sunrisers defeated Lisa Leslie and the West Sunsetters, 60-57, in Friday's McDonald’s® NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

    Katie Smith hit the half-court shot on Detroit's seventh try in the final round to lead Detroit to victory in the Haier Shooting Stars.

    Calendar
    Throughout NBA All-Star week, WNBA players will be participating in a number of events around Phoenix.
    Wednesday, February 11
    NBA Cares Community Caravan
    Thursday, February 12
    All-Star Youth Basketball Celebration
    Jam Session opens
    NBA/NWBA Wheelchair Clinic
    Friday, February 13
    NBA All-Star Technology Summit
    NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service
    Touching a Life Luncheon
    McDonald's Celebrity Game
    WNBA players at Jam Session
    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge
    Saturday, February 14
    All-Star Saturday Night:
    Haier Shooting Stars event

    WNBA players at Jam Session
    Sunday, February 15
    Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Team vs. Phoenix All-Stars
    WNBA players at Jam Session
    58th NBA All-Star Game

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    The Players
    Scheduled to Attend:

    Current players:
    Shanna Crossley, San Antonio
    Cheryl Ford, Detroit
    Becky Hammon, San Antonio
    Kara Lawson, Sacramento
    Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles
    Chelsea Newton, Sacramento
    Katie Smith, Detroit
    Tangela Smith, Phoenix
    Tina Thompson, WNBA legend
    Adrian Williams-Strong, Sacramento

    Former players:
    Jennifer Azzi, WNBA legend
    Jennifer Gillom, WNBA legend
    Bridget Pettis, WNBA legend

    Current coaches:
    Corey Gaines, Phoenix

    Photo Galleries
    IN THE COMMUNITY
    Adrian Williams-Strong
    Brian Martin
    NBAE
    PLAYER PORTRAITS
    Tina Thompson
    Jennifer Pottheiser
    NBAE/Getty Images
    CELEBRITY GAME
    Lisa Leslie
    Nick Doan
    Getty Images
    SHOOTING STARS
    Katie Smith
    Noah Graham
    NBAE/Getty Images

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