Starters For 2018 NBA All-Star Game Revealed

By Staff  |  01/22/2018

LeBron James

The voters have spoken and the starters for the 2018 NBA All-Star teams have been chosen.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry lead the 10 starters selected by fans, and will serve as team captains after receiving the most fan votes in their respective conferences.

The East starters are as follows: Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid and LeBron.

As for the West, the starters are: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins and Curry.

The NBA says that fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the starrs, with current players and a media panel accounting for 25 percent each. James (2,638,294 fan votes) edged Antetokounmpo (2,530,211) as the top overall vote-getter among fans, while Curry (2,379,494) led the West. Durant (2,238,406) and Irving (2,170,833) also had the highest fan totals in their respective position groups.

Under the new All-Star Game format, as the respective ballot winners from their conferences, James and Curry will be drafting the players who will compete in the Feb. 18 showcase to be played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

James has the first pick in the draft as the leading vote getter overall, while Curry has first choice of jersey color, due to the Western Conference having home team status for the game. They will choose from a player pool that includes the eight other starters, with no regard to conference designation, and 14 reserves (seven from each conference), chosen by NBA head coaches.

The reserves will be revealed by TNT’s Players Only crew Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.