LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been selected as the 2019 NBA All-Star team captains.

The team captains, James and Antekounmpo, were selected by fans, media and fellow players. They will next draft four more players each from the starter pool in the first round, then a further seven each in the second round.

James will have the first pick of the first round because he finished top overall in the fan voting for team captains.

The 2019 All-Star game is on Sunday, February 19, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Western Conference starters
Steph Curry (Warriors)
Kevin Durant (Warriors)
Paul George (Thunder)
James Harden (Rockets)
LeBron James (Lakers)

Eastern Conference starters
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
Joel Embiid (76ers)
Kyrie Irving (Celtics)
Kawhi Leonard (Raptors)
Kemba Walker (Hornets)

The best players that the NBA can offer

Steph Curry – the two-time NBA MVP has now started in six consecutive All-Star games.

Kevin Durant – in 2012, he was named the All Star MVP. This will be his eighth start.

Paul George – scored a record nine three-pointers in the 2016 All-Star game.

James Harden – extends his run of being named as an All-Star for the seventh year in a row.

LeBron James – his 343 points in All-Star games in one short of the record, held by Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit. James is a three-time All-Star MVP.

Giannis Antetokounmpo – a starter for the third year in a row, and the fans’ No 2 vote for the second year in a row.

Joel Embiid – He debuted as an All-Star last year, now starts for the second consecutive time.

Kyrie Irving – the All-Star MVP in 2014. This is his sixth start.

Kawhi Leonard – his third start means Toronto Raptors keep alive their run of having representation for the fifth consecutive year.

Kemba Walker – joins Glen Rice (1996-98) as the only Charlotte Hornets players to become three-time All Stars.

 

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