The NBA revealed the 2024 All-Star Recreation starters on Thursday night time, with Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James main the pack along with his record-breaking twentieth straight choice. James has been a starter since 2005, his second season within the league, and broke his tie with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for many alternatives in league historical past ( X link by way of NBA PR).
James and Milwaukee Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo will function captains. Becoming a member of James within the Western Convention starters are Phoenix Suns ahead Kevin Durant, Denver Nuggets ahead Nikola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. James is captain for a seventh straight 12 months.
Becoming a member of Antetokounmpo as Japanese Convention All-Star starters are Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton, Bucks guard Damian Lillard, Philadelphia 76ers middle Joel Embiid and Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum.
Thursday’s alternatives signaled a number of milestones for gamers. Antetokounmpo’s making his eighth profession begin and was the highest vote-getter. Lillard is making his first profession All-Star begin. Haliburton is the fourth participant in Pacers historical past to be named an All-Star starter, becoming a member of Paul George, Reggie Miller and Jermaine O’Neal (X link). Embiid is a starter after not being so final 12 months. Tatum is making his fifth All-Star Recreation.
In the meantime within the west, Doncic set the Mavs’ franchise document with 4 All-Star Recreation begins. Jokic was first place in participant and media voting en path to his sixth straight choice. Gilgeous-Alexander is making his first begin. Durant is making his 14th All-Star look.
The starters are chosen by a weighted voting course of with the fan vote accounting for half of the ultimate consequence. The participant and media parts of the vote every counted for 25% Three frontcourt gamers and two guards have been chosen from every convention.
This 12 months, the league is returning to the East vs. West format, so these gamers are suiting up for his or her respective conferences within the 73rd NBA All-Star Recreation on Feb. 18.
The reserves, who’re picked by the league’s coaches, might be introduced Feb. 1.