LeBron James, Kevin Durant Named NBA All-Star Game Captains
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant was named the captains for next month's NBA All-Star Game.
James and Durant will pick their respective teams from the remaining 22 All-Stars on March 4 after getting the most votes of any player in either conference. The All-Star Game, which the NBA earlier Thursday officially announced would take place this season, will be played on March 7 in Atlanta.
The players joining them in the frontcourt from both conferences went as expected, with Durant being joined by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in the starting pool for the East, while James was joined by LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the West.
James' team in the All-Star Game will be helmed by Jazz coach Quin Snyder, who clinched the honor with a win Monday over the 76ers. Meanwhile, 76ers coach Doc Rivers will clinch coaching the other team if either the Sixers win one of their next two games or if the Nets lose on Sunday to the Clippers. If none of that happens, Brooklyn's Steve Nash will be the coach.
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