The votes have been tallied and the results are in, we now know the starters for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on February 18th. The 67th edition of the All-Star Game comes with a new twist, instead of the traditional East vs. West squads, the team captains from each conference will draft a team from the remaining all-stars. This year's team captains, the leading vote-getters in each conference, LeBron James (East) of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry (West) of the Golden State Warriors.
The other players voted in as starters for the East are Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers).
The remaining starters for the West are Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), James Harden (Houston Rockets), and DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans).
The starters voted in by fans, players and a media panel, were revealed Thursday. James has the first pick in the draft as the leading vote-getter overall, while Curry has the first choice of jersey color, due to the Western Conference having home team status for the game.
They’ll 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 exclusively by TNT’s Players Only crew Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.
The newly formatted team rosters will be revealed Jan. 25 during a one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET.