James, Antetokounmpo named National Basketball Association all-star captains

Posted January 26, 2019

Rose hasn't made an All-Star team since 2012.

Joining Irving and Walker as the East's starters are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard and Joel Embiid.

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Wade finished second in the fan balloting, behind only Irving, but sixth in both the starters vote among the media and players. Among the notable snubs based on who the fans want to see: Dallas rookie Luka Doncic, second in the West frontcourt voting; Minnesota's Derrick Rose, second in the West guard voting; and Miami guard Dwyane Wade, who fans voted second among East guards in his 16th and final National Basketball Association season.

James, who has been out for a month with a groin injury but is nearing a return, extended his own record by getting picked as a starter for the 15th consecutive year. One last hurrah is not going to make or break what I feel about my career. "They don't want to see him".

Each team will have seven reserve players as picked by National Basketball Association head coaches, with the list to be announced on January 31.

Three players who finished second at their positions in the fan vote failed to crack the starting line-ups. That allows for a maximum of four guards from each conference to be voted in as reserves.

But Charles Barkley said Wade should not stand in the way of a deserving player.

The 2018-19 season just got a little better for Paul George, as the Thunder's superstar small forward has been named a starter in February 17's All-Star Game in Charlotte.

"For the graphics and color combination of red, white and blue, the Jordan Brand design team took cues from early-'90s style and the first Charlotte NBA All-Star Game", according to the release.

The captains will participate in a draft to select from the pool of players to determine which players play for Team LeBron and which players play for Team Giannis. As the leading overall vote-getter, James will have the first pick - just as he did previous year, when the captain's-choice format was used for the all-star rosters for the first time.