At the next All-Star Game, which will take place on February 19, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the captains of the Western and Eastern conferences.
The next edition of the NBA All-Star Game is taking shape. This prestigious event will be held on Sunday, February 19. The two captains of the Western and Eastern conference teams are already known. It’s LeBron James on one side, and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the other. This appointment was made following a vote. At the end of it, the star of Philadelphia, namely Joel Embiid, failed to obtain a starting place for this prestigious event. Thanks to his 19th participation in an NBA All-Star Game, LeBron James, who is averaging 29.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7 assists this season, will overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, at the level of the ranking of the greatest number of participations in this same event. A legend that he should also surpass, on the occasion of this same month of February, to become the best scorer in the history of the prestigious Basketball League. James, a four-time NBA champion, was captain in each of the six years the NBA then implemented this famous same format.
Antetokounmpo captain for the third time
Namely when the captains draw from all the available players, to then choose their own team. In this same Western Conference, the starting players are Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans, Serbian Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and the Slovenian Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, who sprained his ankle, as recently as this Thursday evening, during an NBA regular season meeting, against the Phoenix Suns. For his part, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named captain for the third time in his career, after the 2019 and 2020 editions. In this same Eastern Conference, the titular players are Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, residents of the Brooklyn Nets franchise, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers.