The captains of the teams that meet on February 19 at the All-Star in Salt Lake City will choose their teammates minutes before the start of the duel in an unprecedented event that will be broadcast live.
The NBA has already applied a format on five occasions in which the player with the most votes from the East and the West chose his teammates for the All-Star Game, but that also happened live, days before the All-Star.
This time the elections will be held directly in Salt Lake City. With LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, and one between Kevin Durant, of the Nets, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Bucks, who are emerging as captains. These will be able to choose their companions among the group of those most voted by the fans, the players themselves and the selected media.
Voting opened on December 21 and ended on January 21. James is the one that has received the most preferences in the West, while Antetokounmpo recently took the lead from Durant, according to the latest polls, but the final result will be announced this Thursday, January 26, live on T.N.T..
The participants in the Game of the Stars are decided by a fifty% depending on fan votes, while selected players and media weigh a 25% each in the final result.