LeBron, Giannis Named as All-Star Captains

LeBron James at the China tour in 2018
LeBron James at the China tour in 2018. Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock (9818466f)

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named as the captains of the teams set to take part in the NBA All-Star game in Salt Lake City next month.

This is the sixth time that James will be an All-Star captain, having taken on the role every year since the NBA adopted the format whereby the two All-Star captains draft their individual teams. James has appeared in 19 NBA All-Star games in total.

Antetokounmpo will be an All-Star captain for a third outing, having previously served in this role in 2019 and 2020. The Milwaukee Bucks star will also be participating in the seventh-consecutive All-Star game of his career.

Starting alongside James in the Western Conference team will be Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

The Eastern Conference lineup will be comprised of Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and teammate Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell.

Players were selected through a weighted voting process, whereby 50% of the weighting was given to fans, 25% to players, and another 25% to the media panel.

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