LeBron James is named to the NBA All-Star Team for the 19th time, tying a record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
James is expected to match and surpass Abdul-Jabbar’s points record in the world’s top basketball league by All-Star Weekend on February 19 – and be honored accordingly in Salt Lake City.
NBA boss Adam Silver recently said that this could be “the perfect opportunity”. Before the next game of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics, James is still 157 points behind Abdul-Jabbar’s score: 38,387 points.
In the election held with votes from fans, journalists and players, most voted for James. Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece from the Milwaukee Bucks got the most votes from the Eastern Conference. The two are therefore the captains of the all-star teams and can choose their teammates. What is new is that this only happens immediately before the game.
Also included in the starting lineup were Serbian Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets, Slovenian Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks, Australian Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets and his teammate Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics and Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors, Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans. All other participants will be selected by the NBA coaches and announced on February 2nd. (SDA)
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