All-Star Game 2023 | LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo captains!

Unsurprisingly, and following on from last week’s final score, LeBron James (West) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (East) finish at the top of the votes aimed at designating the holders of the All Star Game 2023, the 72nd in history. Remember that fans accounted for 50% of the vote, while current players and the media panel weighed 25% each.

Therefore, as in 2019 and 2020, the Lakers winger and Bucks inside will be the captains of the Team LeBron (undefeated in five games) and the Team Giannis. They will therefore each be able to choose the 11 players who will accompany them on the floor of the Vivint Arena, on Sunday February 19.

As a reminder, the announcement of the replacements will fall next Thursday and, for the first time, the “All-Star Draft” will take place on the evening of the match, just before the in-between. As during a “pick-up game”.

Double record for LeBron James!

Once again acclaimed by the fans, LeBron James wins a bonus NBA double record Most All-Star selections, as he ties Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with his 19th star, and most appearances at the top of the votes, as he now leads Michael Jordan with this 10th « crown. popularity”.

In the West, the « King » is in any case accompanied by the MVP of the Finals in title Stephen Curry (9th selection), the best scorer in the league Luka Doncic (4th selection), Zion Williamson (2nd selection) and the reigning double MVP Nikola Jokic (5th selection). Much to the chagrin of Ja Morant, Anthony Davis or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

In the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo is named All-Star for the 7th time in his career. He is accompanied by Kyrie Irving (8th selection), Donovan Mitchell (4th selection), Kevin Durant (13th selection) and Jayson Tatum (4th selection). Leaving Joel Embiid, Jaylen Brown or James Harden on the sidelines, while Durant ultimately failed to retain his captaincy.


West : S. Curry (GSW) — L. Doncic (DAL) — L. James (LAL) — Z. Williamson (NOP) — N. Jokic (DEN)

East : K. Irving (BKN) — D. Mitchell (CLE) — J. Tatum (BOS) — K. Durant (BKN) — G. Antetokounmpo (MIL)

Laisser un commentaire