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All-Star Game: James and Durant captains

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While LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been named captains of the two selections that will face each other on February 20 in Cleveland as part of the NBA All-Star Game, the two starting teams have been confirmed.

The 71st NBA All-Star Game is taking shape. Following a vote by the public, players and the media, the North American league has announced the names of the participants in the traditional “all-star game”, which will take place on February 20 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. , which hosts the event for the second time after 1997. Respectively first in the vote on the side of the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference unanimously by the three colleges of voters, LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been named captains of the two selections that will compete. From there, the Los Angeles Lakers player, who will be making his 18th appearance at the event, and the Brooklyn Nets player, who is however uncertain for the match due to a sprained knee, were able to choose in turn their teammates in view of the All-Star Game. LeBron James did not hesitate long before selecting Steven Curry to accompany him.

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Morant and Wiggins will discover the All-Star Game, Gobert will have to wait

Alongside the “King” and “Chef Curry”, there will be two players for whom this will be the very first All-Star Game. Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant and Golden State Warriors winger Andrew Wiggins were invited to the event. Rounding out the “Team LeBron” starting five will be Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Kevin Durant, for his part, has decided to call the “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo to his side as part of an experienced starting five. Indeed, we find the pivot of the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, the rear or winger of the Chicago Bulls DeMar DeRozan but also the leader of the Atlanta Hawks Trae Young. A list of holders which therefore does not include Rudy Gobert, who could legitimately hope to become the first Frenchman to obtain such a distinction. If it was acclaimed by the players (4th) and the journalists (3rd), the pivot of Jazz did not experience the same success in the public vote (9th). However, the Olympic vice-champion with the France team remains in the running to integrate the fourteen replacements, whose names will be revealed on February 3.

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