LeBron trusts Doncic again for the All Star Game

The Slovenian point guard was chosen in third position by the Lakers forward for the All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday 7 in Atlanta.

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The NBA already has its two teams for the All Star Game, which will be played at the State Farm Arena, the Atlanta Hawks pavilion, this Sunday, March 7. And for the fourth year in a row, there will be no East vs. West classic. Once again two captains, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the most voted players in each Conference, have chosen their teammates on foot.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward, the only surviving captain of the last three revolutionary editions, finished in the votes of fans (50%), press (25%) and players (25%) as head of the West ... and of the NBA with 5.9 million votes. He was in charge of opening the draft (in the substitutes the course was reversed and his rival began).

For his part, the Brooklyn Nets forward finished as the East leader with $ 5.6 million. He will miss the All Star for the second year in a row due to an injury, this time to the hamstring. A problem that did not prevent him from being in charge of his picks for the Georgia match.

LeBron started strong with his first pick: Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Milwaukee Bucks Greek forward had been the captain of the East the past two years as well as the Regular Season MVP. KD was not far behind and chose Kyrie Irving, his partner in Brooklyn. He also selected his other teammate, James Harden, as the first substitute.

LeBron completed his starting five with Curry, Jokic and Doncic, who in his second All Star Game repeats team: he was chosen by James in third position (5th overall pick) as in 2020. Durant, for his part, would do it with Embiid, Leonard , Tatum and Beal.

Team LeBron Headlines

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) .

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) .

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) .

Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) .

Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) .

Substitutes

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) .

Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) .

Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) .

Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) .

Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers) .

Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers): Replaces Durant due to injury.

Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) .

Coach: Quin Snyder (Utah Jazz) .

Team Durant Headlines

Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) .

Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) .

Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers) .

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) .

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) - Starter due to Durant injury.

Substitutes

James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) .

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) - Replacement for injured Anthony Davis.

Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) .

Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls) .

Julius Randle (New York Knicks) .

Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) .

Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) .

Coach: Doc Rivers (Sixers) .

This was the draft of the All Star Headlines

1st round

LeBron: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) .

Durant: Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) .

2rd round

LeBron: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) .

Durant: Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) .

rd round

LeBron: Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) .

Durant: Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers) .

4th round

LeBron: Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) .

Durant: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards). And Jayson Tatum, Durant's replacement in the starting five.

Substitutes (reverse order: Durant begins)

5th round

Durant: James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) .

LeBron: Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) .

6th round

Durant: Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)

LeBron: Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) .

7th round

Durant: Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) .

LeBron: Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) .

8th round

Durant: Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls) .

LeBron: Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) .

9th round

Durant: Julius Randle (New York Knicks) .

LeBron: Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers) .

10th round

Durant: Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) .

LeBron: Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers)

11rd round

Durant: Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) .

LeBron: Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) .

Format of the All Star

It will be a smaller format than other years: from three days it goes to just one. A party compressed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already reduced the regular phase of the League (from 82 to 72 games), and which will have the dunks, triples and skills contests and the great All-Star Game on the same day .

The duel will also maintain the revolutionary elam ending tested with success last year in Chicago. The game will not last the usual 48 minutes but will proceed with the system that gave it spice and competitiveness last season: the first three quarters start 0-0 and the winner of each one gets a financial prize for a local NGO. Before the last quarter, the scores of the other three are added and a number of points is added to the highest figure (24, in tribute to Kobe Bryant). And it is played without a time limit until one of the teams reaches that number that gives victory.

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