The All-Star Game is already in the spotlight after the votes of the fans (50% of the total), the press (25%) and the players (25%) have been counted. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named captains of the two teamsThose who meet next Sunday, February 19 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah) will be the most supported players in the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively.
This will be the 19th All-Star Game for the Los Angeles Lakers forward, a figure previously achieved only by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar., Furthermore, it reintroduces a captaincy that has already been worn in the five previous editions since this new system. choice of feet of teams. for his part, The Milwaukee Bucks’ Greeley will play with the NBA’s best for the seventh time in his career And he will wear the bracelet for the third time, taking over from Kevin Durant, who received the honor in recent years.
the rest of the chosen stars are in the west Nikola Jokic, Zion Williamson, Luka Doncic and Stephen Curry. Doncic would play in the fourth All-Star Game of his career, the third as a starter. in the east, chosen for glory Jason Tatum, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell,
In the early hours of Thursday, February 2 through Friday, February 3, 14 substitutes will be announced, 7 for each conference, selected by the 30 NBA coaches. And, unlike other years, the captains will draft their teammates before the game and not a few days before, as has been the case since 2018.
The most notable absence from the former’s starting five is Joel Embiid., Fans, players and journalists preferred that the three start front court Ahead of the Sixers’ center in that conference are Antetokounmpo, Durant and Tatum, the eternal candidate for NBA MVP with five All-Star games behind him and 33.4 points (second highest scorer in the league) and 9.8 rebounds this season. The Cameroonian will undoubtedly be one of the first choices for technicians within a week.
duality will keep even the revolutionary elam finished Successfully Tested in Chicago in 2020, The game would not last the usual 48 minutes, but would proceed with a system that gave it spice and competitiveness: the first three quarters start 0–0 and the winner of each gets a financial prize for a local NGO. Before the final quarter, the scores of the other three are added up and a number of points are added to the highest score (24, in tribute to Kobe Bryant). And it is played without any time limit until one of the teams reaches the figure that gives victory.