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NBA All-Star Game starters revealed

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Wikimedia Commons/LaslovargaThe 2018 NBA All-Star game features two captains selecting their own players to fill out the All-Star roster.

Curry was named the Western Conference captain after hauling in 2,379,494 fan votes (less than 100,000 more than Kevin Durant). According to NBA.com/stats, he was the first player with at least 40 points, at least 20 rebounds and at least six assists on 50-percent shooting since Bob McAdoo on January 15, 1976. Nevertheless, Curry was still very grateful for the votes that he received. Throughout NBA history, 30 players have made 11 or more All-Star Games over the course of their careers.

Cousins ranks sixth in scoring (25.3 points per game), third in rebounding (12.7 rpg), 17th in steals (1.57 spg) 22nd in assists (5.1 apg), seventh in blocks (1.57 bpg) and second in double-doubles (34).

Additionally, the captains for the two teams were announced.

I'm glad you asked.

Yet somehow, someone in an National Basketball Association locker room apparently thought they should start in this year's All-Star Game.

Instead of the normal East vs. It will be DeRozan's fourth appearance at an all-star game.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. The starters are chosen by using 50% of the fan vote, 25%of the media vote and 25% of the players vote.

James and Curry will make their first four picks from the pool of starters, but they dont have to stick to conference affiliation.

The All-Star starters this season will be LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan. There will be 14 reserves, or seven for each team, and the captains will choose from this pool.

Curry was asked Thursday about which players he'd like to have on his team.

The league does not plan to televise the draft.

Nope. John Wall felt the league's players are all "grown men" and can handle being skipped over on live TV during an All-Star draft. You are allowed to pick two guards and three frontcourt players.

Only 10 players will start in Los Angeles on February 18, but 249 players - roughly half the league - were listed on at least one ballot in the player portion of the All-Star selection process.