Throughout summer, NBA fans have been watching videos of their favorite players playing pick up games across the nation. Now, they’ll get a chance to see the same thing in February in the Staple Center.
The association just announced that they are moving away East vs. West format for the All-Star game this year. Instead, two players will be chosen as captains and they’ll get to build their own rosters.
As usual, fans, players, and coaches will continue to vote on 5 starters from each conference. Then, head coaches will decide which other 14 players will participate in the game. Once all 24 players are selected, the two captains will decide who will be on their team.
The new format has been well received on social media.
If the NBA All-Star game doesn't end up being "The Banana Boat Crew" vs. "Warriors, Kyrie, and Friends" I will be PISSED— FIVETIME (@BookerTweeet) October 3, 2017
With the new playground style rules, fans could see a team comprised of LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins, and Al Horford. Maybe even the Banana Boat team?
What we do know for certain is that conference loyalty is out the window, and now, it’s all about getting buckets.