NBA To Change All-Star Game Format

Stephen Currie

The NBA has announced a new format for the NBA All Star Game.

In addition, players voted in as starters by the fans, players, and media, will be the first players chosen by the captains so that they are guaranteed to start the game.

While this change might make it possible for fans to see their favorite players on the same team, it is unclear what it will do for the actual flow of the game itself. The game will be charity driven as well. So, that's what we've done, inserting Kevin Durant (picked by Jamie) and LeBron James (picked by Robby) as team captains, and alternating picks until we'd run through the entire 2017 All-Star squads to shuffle them around. These captains will pick their teams playground-style from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves.

"I'm thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us", National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets said in a statement. "We're looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.", Paul said. Coaches will select the reserves - two guards, three frontcourt players and two players from any position.




The NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles next year is likely to resemble a more competitive - and more exciting - pickup game after changes announced by the league Tuesday.

The NBA All-Star game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST. The coaches who clinch the best record in their respective conferences will earn the right to coach the All-Star Game.

Players who have never had the chance to play with each other will finally get to share a court, playing for the same side.

Will players go harder in the game now?

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