LeBron happy that the NBA Is adding a twist to the NBA All-Star Game

The starters for the All-Star Game in February are finally out, and while it contains some stars we knew would be playing for sure, the voting system has presented quite a few interesting results.

The captains were also selected with Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James taking the reins for the Eastern Conference, and Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors leading the pack for the West. The other players making up the starters from the East were Philadelphia’s Joel Embid, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozen, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston’s Kyrie Irving. The picks from the Western Conference were Golden State’s Kevin Durant, Houston’s James Harden and teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis who both line up for the New Orleans Pelicans. The players were selected by a vote conducted with the fans, players and certain media groups.

This season will have the induction of a new format where Curry and James will be able to pick their own teams regardless of conference affiliation. They will be able to select from the group of starters already chosen as well as the reserve list. Officials have stated that the reason behind the concept to scrap the traditional East vs. West battle was due to some rather uninspiring games over the past two years. Teams have made little effort trying to defend in recent times and its seen some massive numbers on the scoreboard, with the Western Conference tallying up almost 200 points in both of its last two wins.

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The captain’s first four selections must come from the group of starters, with LeBron getting the first pick because he finished with the most overall votes. It’s definitely going to create a fascinating matchup, with possibilities such as James being able to select Curry’s teammate Durant, or choosing his former teammate Irving, who is now plying his trade at the Celtics.

Any way you look at it it’s shaping up to be a much more entertaining competition this year. It has been a little easier to pick the winner in recent times but it looks as though that won’t be the case in 2018. Fans may look to a site that offers specialized tipping services like they have over at Champion Bets to keep a close eye on any news or injury updates heading into the exhibition game.

When asked about who he might select, James didn’t offer any hints about which way he was leaning. He did, however, make it very clear that he intended to win, and would be selecting the best possible team he could.

He also mentioned that he was a fan of the new system and was pleased that the NBA had taken the steps to restore the game to its former glory. It hasn’t lived up to the supporters expectations for the last few years and James is taking upon himself to bring it back.

Both captains said that they would not play favorites in terms of choosing from their respective conferences and just wanted to put on a memorable show for all the loyal fans. The All-Star Game is scheduled to be played on February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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