LeBron will be in his 19th appearance – thus equaling the record of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – the sixth as captain since the NBA changed the format. Seventh All Star Game consecutive instead for Antetokounmpoalready captain in 2019 and 2020. James and Antetokounmpo will then be called to choose the players of their respective teams, starting from the eight already selected for a place in the starting line-up: in the East the votes of fans, colleagues and the media have rewarded, in addition to Greek, Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) e Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers); a Ovest Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) e Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans).
The choice of coaches
Next week, however, the coaches will ‘summon’ the seven reserves for each Conferencethen close to the match the composition of Team LeBron and Team Giannis with the choices of the two captains.