Sunday, February 5, 2023

Doncic aims to start; LeBron and Giannis, for the captains

The third and final wave of votes for the 72nd All-Star Game at the Vivent Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Sunday, February 19, with an innovation in the captaincy battle: Giannis Antetokounmpo has overtaken Kevin Durant in a battle for second place with the most support among fans, The Milwaukee Bucks forward has 5,970,196 votes, 132,014 more than the Brooklyn Nets (5,838,182).

In the absence of voting closing this Friday the 21st, one of them will lead one of the two teams to the All-Star Game for the fans. Second, if there is no surprise change, it will be LeBron James., The Los Angeles Lakers forward leads with 6,506,682 votes and is on his way to his 19th participation, all in a row, which would tie him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the top of appearances.

There is no change in the rest of the headlines. Nikola Jokic and Anthony Davis will complete the trio front court (Center, Power Forward and Small Forward) from the Western Conference with LeBron, The Denver Nuggets center received 4,718,218 votes and the Los Angeles Lakers power forward received 3,838,171 votes. why Jason Tatum, Boston Celtics forward, one from the Eastern Conference: It polled 4,521,414 votes, 203,379 more than the Sixers’ Joel Embiid (4,318,035) in fourth.

In form of guardtwo per convention, Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) They also featured the starting five with their 5,151,822 and 4,905,655 votes respectively, the most in the West as point guards and escorts. In the East, forwards Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell: The One brooklyn nets already has 3,968,041 supports and from D Cleveland Cavaliers, 3.851.233.

Choice of teams and format

Next Thursday the 26th ten headlines (three front court give more guard by conference) for the All Star GameOnce the votes of the fans (50% of the total weight), the players (25%) and the press (25%) have been counted. A week later, 14 options would be revealed, seven for each conference (regardless of their position), selected by the coaches of the 30 NBA franchises.

Squad, which will be selected by the most voted players from each conference for the sixth consecutive edition, In turn, each of them will choose their companions, regardless of their convention, but taking into account their position. With substitutes, the election would be reversed and they would be chosen regardless of convention and position.

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 set, the scores of the other three are added up and the number of points is added to the highest number (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.

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