Published: Fri, January 24, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

LeBron James and Anthony Davis to start in NBA All-Star game

LeBron James and Anthony Davis to start in NBA All-Star game

The reserves are determined by votes from the league's coaches.

Five starters - two backcourt, three frontcourt - were announced from both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, as determined by voting from fans (50%), players (25%), and media members (25%). Assuming he plays in next month's game, James will trail only Abdul-Jabbar (18) in All-Star Game appearances; Bryant missed three All-Star Games due to injury.

Reserves will be announced January 30.

James, who led all players in voting, was named to his 16th All-Star team, breaking a tie with Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett for the third-most selections in National Basketball Association history.

Despite these accolades, his sophomore follow-up wasn't much to write home about as he averaged just 7.3 points per game, but did appear in 81 contests.

Ahead of fellow All-Star starters Joel Embiid and Kemba Walker.

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For the second straight year, LeBron James will serve as a team captain for the Western Conference.

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will join them in the starting lineup, marking his fourth All-Star game, along with Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who is back for an eighth time.

When the Toronto Raptors selected Siakam at No. 27 in the 2016 draft, the belief was that he could develop into a starting-calibre player in time. The skills challenge, 3-point contest and slam dunk contest will take place on Saturday, with the All-Star game itself wrapping up the weekend on Sunday. Doncic, the reigning Rookie of the Year, has almost averaged a triple-double this season in Dallas, putting up 29.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and nine assists per game.

While the All-Star Game starters and captains will be announced on Thursday, there are still a number of things that will happen before the actual game on February 16.

James, as the leading overall vote-getter, will have the top pick when he and Antetokounmpo pick their teams; Antetokounmpo will pick first in the second round, when the reserves are chosen.

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