Along with James, the Western Conference’s early favorite starters were Curry, Doncic, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (2.23 million) and Lakers forward Anthony Davis (2.06 million).
The expected Eastern Conference starters are Durant, Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (2.22 million), Nets guard Kyrie Irving (2.07 million), Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (163). 10,000).
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (2.17 million votes) was perhaps the most surprising elimination from the first starter, trailing Embiid by just 48,382 votes for the East’s third frontcourt spot. . New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1.92 million) could pass Davis, who is out indefinitely with a leg injury, for the West’s third frontcourt spot.
This year, fans can cast one vote per day on the NBA app and website for two backcourt players and three frontcourt players from each conference. Unlike last season, when his BamBam of influential K-pop stars helped Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins become an All-Star his starter by tweeting his support. Unlike, fans can no longer vote on his social media.
All-Star Starters will be selected through a weighted group process involving fan votes (50%), media votes (25%) and player votes (25%). Fan voting will run until January 21st and the results will be announced on January 26th. The highest vote-getter at each meeting serves as his team captain.
The All-Star Reserves for both conferences will be selected by coach vote and announced on February 2nd. Once the full roster is set up, the captains draft the roster from a mixed pool of players, with each captain choosing his four other starters and seven reserves, regardless of conference affiliation.
The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 19 in Salt Lake City, where it was last held in 1993.
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