In the run-up to the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, Shaquille O’Neal picks his team and explains why Stephen Curry shouldn’t start.
The clash of stars that awaits fans of the best basketball in the world is getting closer and a legend of the league Shaquille O’neal was encouraged to give its starting players for EL NBA All-Star Game 2023. Surprise? was not involved Stephen Curry Five starts came despite him being the favorite player in the Western Conference.
When Sunday, February 19th on the calendar, an unprecedented event will take place in NBA history. For the first time, each team’s captains will select their players minutes before the start of the 2023 All-Star Game (at 7:30 p.m. ET) and, for O’Neal, Curry should not start.
According to NBA All-Star Game rules, two guards (point guard or shooting guard) and three forwards (forward, power forward or center) must be selected for the starting five. in the matter of the team they chose Shaquille O’neal The guard is the two top stars of the Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies for the Western Conference. there is no room for Stephen Curry.
O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion, selected Donovan Mitchell, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid as his starting team in the East. nba all-star game 2023; While in the West it is Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Nikola Jokic, lebron james and Domantas Sabonis. player who treats others as equals in a different category (curry) Michael Jordan He would go to the bench in this edition of the All-Star Game.
O’Neal Explains Why Curry Shouldn’t Start the 2023 NBA All-Star Game
“Stephen Curry knows he’s my favorite player. He’s won a lot of championships and been a lot of All-Stars and I think he deserves the respect. i morant They have played great basketball in their team and their record (wins and losses) is great. I want to recognize this young player and give him a chance to start. This is nothing against Steph Curry. When Yao Ming came, he beat me in the vote and that doesn’t mean he was a better player than ‘Diesel’.” Explained Shaquille O’neal on the NBA on TNT broadcast on January 24, 2023.