What happened in the year the last time a Warriors player was an All-Star?

Good for Mr. Double-Double.

In 1997, Latrell Sprewell was selected to his third All-Star game with the Warriors. It was a great time for the organization despite their struggles as a team. Little did we know then that the Warriors wouldn’t have an All-Star representative until 2013.

David Lee has been selected as a reserve for this year’s annual no-defense game. Stephen Curry in my opinion should have made the cut but he’ll be at home during the break.


Since it’s been such a long time since the last Warriors All-Star, I decided to go to reliable Wikipedia and see what was big in 1997 — the last time the Warriors had an All-Star.


January 20 – U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.

March 4 – U.S. President Bill Clinton bans federal funding for any research on human cloning.

March 22 – Tara Lipinski, 14, becomes the youngest women’s world figure skating champion.

March 24 – The 69th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, with The English Patient winning Best Picture.

March 26 – In San Diego, California, 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists commit mass suicide at their compound.

June 2 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

July 1 – The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China. This event and its ramifications are often referred to as ’1997′.

July 8 – Samuel Lam celebrates his 11th birthday.

August 31 – Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 3:00 am.

September 5 – Death or Mother Theresa.

On a musical note, ”Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton was the top song on the Billboard charts for seven weeks to start the year.

“Titanic” made upwards of $600M in the box office that year.

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