NBA All Star Game, starting quintets announced: Bucks dominate in East, LeBron a record-breaker

Next February 18 in Indianapolis will be held theNBA All Star Game, which after a few years of experimentation will return to the classic format. Competing will be the best players from the Eastern and Western Conference, with no target scores. In recent weeks, fans have voted on the players they would like to see in the game, and with even the preferences of players themselves and journalists, the league has announced who the starters will be this year.

In the East, the Milwaukee Bucks dominate, with the Giannis Antetokounmpo – Damian Lillard pair flanked by Tyrese Haliburton, Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid. For Haliburton is the first selection, Giannis will be the captain as he was the most fan-voted player in the Eastern Conference. Among those who can recriminate is Jalen Brunson, who was preferred to Lillard among the starters.

Leading the Western Conference quintet will always be. LeBron James, once again captain (in his 20th career call-up), who will be joined by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant and Nikola Jokic. Also for SGA is the first selection, rewarding the stellar first part of the season with the Thunder currently first in the West. Excluding Steph Curry, who had emerged as the second most voted by fans at the third round mark but was eventually passed over by Gilgeous-Alexander in the final tally.

Yesterday, the jerseys that will be used by the two teams had also been unveiled; it’s back to the classic red vs. blue.

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