The NBA unveiled the East and West starters for the upcoming 2024 All-Star Game. The selection is highlighted by Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James, who received his 20th All-Star nod.
James now stands alone as the player with the most All-Star selections in the history of the league. He was previously tied at 19 with Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul Jabbar. James will be joined by Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder) in the West starting lineup.
“Very blessed to be able to do what I love to do and just try to give back, give back to the game that’s given me over two decades,” said James of his achievement. “So, to be able to know this is the first time ever in NBA history to have this many All-Star starts or whatever the case might be, it’s very cool.”
The East starters are Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, and Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton.
The list of All-Star reserves, voted by the head coaches of NBA teams, will be unveiled on February 1. The 2024 All-Star Game is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Indianapolis at the Pacers’ home arena, Gainbridge Fieldhouse. This year, the NBA reverted to the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference format.