The NBA All-Star Weekend, which is held in Utah this year, is already underway. LeBron James will be the captain for the Western Conference and Giannis Antetokoumpo will do so for the Eastern.
As of new for this year, the starting five picks from the captains will take place right before the game. These are the chosen players to be in the All-Star Game:
At the age of 38, he will play his 19th All-Star Game. After surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the top scorer in the history of the NBA, ‘The King’ will receive a tribute during halftime. This season he averages 30 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Greek averages this season 31.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists. As a result, the Bucks are one of the main candidates to earn the ring this year, as they are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41 wins and 17 losses.
Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks).
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets).
Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz).
Kyrie Irving (Dallas Mavericks).
Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies).
Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers).
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers).
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).
Even though they will miss the All-Star Game due to injuries, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson have also been selected.
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat).
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics).
DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls).
Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers).
Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks).
Julius Randle (New York Knicks).
Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors).
Paul George (LA Clippers).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder).
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies).
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers).
Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings).
De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings).
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves).
Other attractions from the NBA All-Star Weekend are the 3 point and the slam dunk contests:
3 point contest’s participants:
Lauri Markkanen (41,3% de acierto en triples).
Damian Lillard (37,5% de acierto en triples).
Julius Randle (33,8% de acierto en triples).
Tyrese Haliburton (39,8% de acierto en triples).
Buddy Hield (42,3% de acierto en triples).
Jayson Tatum (35,3% de acierto en triples).
Kevin Huerter (39% de acierto en triples).
Tyler Herro (36,9% de acierto en triples).
Slam dunk contest’s participants:
Trey Murphy III.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: @NBAAllStar.