2018 All Stars By Michael D. Kilgore Sr.
THE STARS are set to shine February 18th, 2018 at the Staples Center in beautiful Los Angeles, California. The NBA’s 67th edition of The All Star Game is introducing a new format. Instead of the traditional East vs West, two chosen captains will pick their squad from a pool of players. The pool of players was still selected the same. Ten players from each conference selected by Fans, Coaches, and Media.
However this year they was put into a draft pool for the captains Stephen Curry and LeBron James to choose from regardless of conference affiliation.
MEET TEAM LEBRON: The STARTERS (C)LeBron James, Demarcus Cousins (injured), Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving. The RESERVES are Lamarcus Aldridge, Bradly Beal, Goran Dragic, Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, John Wall (injured), Russel Westbrook. The Coach is Dwane Casey.
MEET TEAM STEPHEN: The STARTERS (C)Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokoumnpo, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, James Harden. The RESERVES are Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Al Horford, Damien Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns. The Coach is Mike D’Antoni.
ALL STAR SNUBS: As every year NBA fans argue over who got snubbed off the All Star teams. Andre Drummond being one was very upset when learning he didn’t make the team. Drummond tweeted about having to do back flips after every point he scores to get attention. He then later was called on by commissioner Adam Silver to replace the injured John Wall. Other Snubs includes Chris Paul, Paul George another player called up to replace an injured Demarcus Cousins, Lou Williams, Blake Griffin, and Ben Simmons. Who was your All Star snub? Which Team are you rooting for Team LeBron or Team Stephen? How do you feel about the new format? Comment below!