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LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, captains of the NBA All-Star 2023

AleEbron James inched closer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for the leading scorer in NBA history. At the moment he has reached the legendary player of another field.

James was named an All-Star starter for the 19th time on Thursday, tying Abdul-Jabbar. With the most selections in league history. The current Los Angeles Lakers player is the one who normally receives the most votes, and will be the captain of one of the teams for the main game on February 19 in Salt Lake City.

for the Eastern Conference Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected as the captain of the Bucks. Milwaukee.

This is the sixth year the NBA has used a captains’ format for the All-Star Game. James has been captain on each of those occasions and has never lost a game, in five volumes. Antetokounmpo is captain for the third time after earning the honor in 2019 and 2020.

James and Antetokounmpo will choose their teammates shortly before the game in Salt Lake City. Under the recently announced mechanic. In previous years, this selection was done a week or two before the match.

The other eight starters they will choose from, unless there is a change due to injury, are: Denver’s Nikola Jokic, two-time NBA MVP; Luka Doncic of Dallas, the league’s leading scorer; Stephen Curry of Golden State; Jason Tatum of Boston; Brooklyn teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving; Donovan Mitchell of Cleveland and Zion Williamson of New Orleans.

“I definitely feel blessed and honored to be a part of it,” Mitchell made the comments during the title announcement that aired on TNT. be a part of my room The All-Star Game is starting now. I couldn’t be happier.”

The Great Intrigue was the third position of the Eastern Conference attack, Where Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid was the NBA’s second leading scorer in the season before Thursday Averaged 33.4 points per game, he was involuntarily left behind Antetokounmpo, Durant and Tatum in the top three in the voting.

The starters, three forwards and two guards, from each conference were selected through a combine. From three separate votes: one conducted by the fans represented 50%, one by the media added 25%, and one by NBA players added the remaining 25%.

Substitutes, who are selected by a vote by the league coaches, They will be announced on February 2. Among the players who are practically certain to appear are: Damian Lillard d Portland, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander d Oklahoma City, Jalen Brown d Boston and Bam Adebayo d Miami.

Abdul-Jabbar has scored 38,387 total runs in his entire career, with LeBron James 157 points behind. At his current average of 29.9 points per game, James would need about five games to break the record, and if he doesn’t lose a game in that time, He will be on his way to beating Abdul-Jabbar in a February 7 home game in Oklahoma City.

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