All NBA fans are longing to see the All-Star game coming up this weekend. The fans’ votes were used to determine the team’s captains. Cleveland Cavalier’s forward LeBron James and Stephen Curry the Golden State Warriors guard led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains of the teams. The NBA announced that the halftime entertainment at this high profile game in Los Angeles is going to be provided by the 11 time Grammy winner Pharrell and his band N.E.R.D.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference. As for the Western Conference, some of the people selected as starters were James Harden, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis. Votes from the fans, players and a selected group of social media participants determined the starters. The team cards were announced by the NBA. The game will be played Feb 18 in Los Angeles and people can place bets at some online casinos across the globe.
Curry expressed his gratitude for the votes he received from the fans, media and players through a post on Twitter. For the first time, the format was changed from the traditional West vs East matchup. This was after lackluster games in the last two seasons when players made little attempt to defend and the West almost scored 210 points in its victories. The new format this season is set to let James and Curry choose their teams from the list of starters and reserves without regard for the conference affiliation. The full team rosters were announced on the 25th of January and the reserves selected by the NBA head coaches.
Curry and James’ first 4 players selection must come from the pool of starters. Because of finishing with the highest overall voting total, LeBron James will select ahead of Curry. Most of the real money NBA games were based on East vs West format, see online Australian pokies. This format is likely to lead to more interesting games but a lot of online casino slots will have to be changed to reflect the new format.