The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever

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Vote up the best NBA All-Star starting lineups.

What are the best NBA All-Star teams of all time? The best All Star teams have featured Hall of Famers, MVPs, All-Pros, and champions. They are the best of the best ever to step on the court, and for one game a year, the All-Star starting five for each conference gives fans a glimpse at what it would be like if the top players in the game teamed up. But which of these NBA All-Star teams could never be beat?

While many of these teams feature some of the same starters over and over, with players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant making double-digit All-Star teams in their careers, it is fun to wonder how the small changes among the group of 5 change the perception of the team.

In Jordan's rookie season, he was on an All-Star team with Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas, who were all at different points in their careers. Then, in the '90s, a more seasoned Jordan was teamed with an older Thomas, as well as Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O'Neal, and Larry Johnson. Which team do you want to watch?

So check out this list of NBA All-Star teams from the Jordan Era of NBA history and beyond, and vote up the NBA All Star starting five that would be the most dominant. 

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  • 1990 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    1

    1990 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)

  • 2021 Team LeBron All Stars
    2

    2021 Team LeBron All Stars

    Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors)
    Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
    LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)

  • 2000 Western Conference All-Stars
    3

    2000 Western Conference All-Stars

    Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
    Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns)
    Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • 2011 Western Conference All-Stars
    4

    2011 Western Conference All-Stars

    Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

  • 2005 Western Conference All-Stars
    5

    2005 Western Conference All-Stars

    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets)
    Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
    Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
    Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

  • 2019 Team LeBron All-Stars
    6

    2019 Team LeBron All-Stars

    LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
    James Harden (Houston Rockets)
    Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
    Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)
    Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors)

  • 1992 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    7

    1992 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
    Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)

  • 2017 Western Conference All-Stars
    8

    2017 Western Conference All-Stars

    Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
    James Harden (Houston Rockets)
    Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
    Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
    Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)

  • 1988 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    9

    1988 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)
    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Moses Malone (Washington Bullets)

  • 2012 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    10

    2012 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
    LeBron James (Miami Heat)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
    Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)

  • 1989 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    11

    1989 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Moses Malone (Atlanta Hawks)
    Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)

  • 1997 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    12

    1997 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
    Anfernee Hardaway (Orlando Magic)
    Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons)
    Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks)

  • 1984 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    13

    1984 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Robert Parish (Boston Celtics)
    Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks)

  • 2013 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    14

    2013 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
    LeBron James (Miami Heat)
    Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
    Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
    Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics)

  • 1987 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    15

    1987 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Moses Malone (Washington Bullets)
    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)

  • 2016 Western Conference All-Stars
    16

    2016 Western Conference All-Stars

    Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
    Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
    Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

  • 1986 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    17

    1986 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)

  • 1996 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    18

    1996 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Anfernee Hardaway (Orlando Magic)
    Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic)
    Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons)
    Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)

  • 2020 Team LeBron All-Stars
    19

    2020 Team LeBron All-Stars

    Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
    James Harden (Houston Rockets)
    Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
    LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • 2008 Western Conference All-Stars
    20

    2008 Western Conference All-Stars

    Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Allen Iverson (Denver Nuggets)
    Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • 1998 Western Conference All-Stars
    21

    1998 Western Conference All-Stars

    Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
    Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)

  • 1992 Western Conference All-Stars
    22

    1992 Western Conference All-Stars

    Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers)
    Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors)
    Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
    David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)

  • 1985 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    23

    1985 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)

  • 2005 Eastern Conference All-Stars
    24

    2005 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat)
    Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets)
    Grant Hill (Orlando Magic)

  • 2013 Western Conference All-Stars
    25

    2013 Western Conference All-Stars

    Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers)