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NBA Makes Drastic Changes To All-Star Game Format

NBA Makes Drastic Changes To All-Star Game Format”

The leading vote-getter from each conference will serve as a captain, and will get to hand-pick their sides out of each pool.

Though players won't represent their conferences any more, the league still plans to choose 12 players from the East and 12 from the West. The 10 starters - two guards and three frontcourt players per conference - will still be chosen by fan vote (50 percent), current players (25 percent) and media vote (25 percent). This was a move fans had been asking for with the Western Conference being the more dominant of the two over the last decade-plus, but it was totally unanticipated. The All-Star voting will reportedly begin on Christmas Day.

The timing and details of the All-Star draft have not yet been determined, but it will be before All-Star Weekend.

TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters and captains on Thursday, Jan. 18 and unveil the reserves on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The format will add a layer of intrigue to the event, as the captains will have to consider an array of factors when making the playground-style selections.

NBAPA President Chris Paul said he is "thrilled" with the change. It was discussed over the course of the past few years. Those were LeBron James in the East and Stephen Curry in the West last season.

The NBA has announced a new format for the NBA All Star Game. And it also makes the inevitable team selection show must-watch TV in the lead-up to the game itself.

But the National Basketball Association airballed an opportunity to also ensure the best 24 players will be on the court at this season's All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Each All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference. The criteria, which will be the same for the head coaches, rendering Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens unable to participate for a second straight year.



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