NBA Ditches East And West Format For All Star Game

NBA Ditches East And West Format For All Star Game

The leading vote-getter from the East and the West will serve as captains, and then they will select teams from the players who have been voted in as starters and reserves.

There'll still be 24 players selected for the game with fans, players and media voting for the 10 starters.

"We're excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players' willingness to try something new", said Byron Spruell, the league's president of league operations. Western Conference format. In its place will be two captains picking teams, which means conference rivals LeBron James and Steph Curry could play on the same team. Now, team captains will be selecting the teams regardless of what conference players play in, according to a press release from the National Basketball Association. "But just to go into something with the idea that we're going to entertain the fans is kind of shortchanging people'".

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The updated format will hopefully bring some much needed freshness - and competition - to a yearly event that many believed was growing stale.

The NBA All-Star Game, which has been branded a meaningless exhibition in recent years, is to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18 next year. We could see either a switch back to players wearing their usual team uniforms (please), or generic "NBA All-Star" uniforms as we have seen many times in the past. The new pool setup "could be useful for evening out" the game, but it "still doesn't represent the absolute best the National Basketball Association has to offer because it doesn't reflect the vast, and growing, talent disparity between the two conferences" (SI.com, 10/3).

According to a press release, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves. Fans can begin voting for All-Stars on Christmas Day. If so, you can bet fans will stuff the ballot box with Lonzo's name, especially considering the fact the game is at the Staples Center. Maybe this is the "precursor to abolishing the conference system, both at the All-Star Game and for the league at large" (THERINGER.com, 10/3). Both the players and media were given a 25 percent share of the vote last season for the first time in league history. And that's not even including West players who missed the cut last season like Lillard, Conley, Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns. The Warriors' guard will have a significant say on who plays in the 2018 NBA All-Star game.

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