1996 NBA Rookie Game (02-10-1996) All-Star Weekend
For the first time in this game, in 1996 rookies were distributed by Conference (East – West).
East point guard, Damon Stoudamire, was named MVP, leading his team to the victory.
The best scorer played again in the loser team. This time was Joe Smith. In the West, also played Arvydas Sabonis (the oldest rookie in the history of these games with 31 years), who made 8 points and 3 rebounds in only 4 minutes.