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NBA reveals 2021 All-Star Game starters: Team LeBron vs Team Durant

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The NBA has revealed the 2021 All-Star Game starters, with LeBron James captaining the western conference and Kevin Durant captaining the eastern conference.

It was earlier announced that the game will be held on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Hawks, where the league’s annual global celebration of the game will take place on one night for the first time, with oncourt action beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT. 

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LeBron James who led in two of the fans return and finished with (5,922,554 fan votes) will lead the western conference’s 2021 All-Star Game starters which also has the likes Luka Doncic of Dallas Mavericks, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Kwahi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers.

2021 All-Star Game starters
LeBron James will be making his 17th appearance

This marks the17th time that LeBron James has been selected for an All Star game and is currently behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant who made 19 and 18 appearances respectively.

For the current western conference 2021 All-Star Game starters, Stephen Curry is the only player who comes close to LeBron James, with this marking his 7th All- Star game appearance.

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For the eastern conference, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets will serve as the leader of the 2021 All-Star Game starters having returned form injury to impress for his side.

He gained (5,567,106 fan votes) and is accompanied by Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (frontcourt), the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal (guard), the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (frontcourt) and the Nets’ Kyrie Irving (guard) to represent the eastern conference.

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2021 All-Star Game starters
Durant will lead the eastern conference against Team LeBron

The 2021 All-Star Game starters comprises two guards and three frontcourt players in each conference, with the All-Star Game reserves, featuring seven players from each conference as selected by NBA head coaches, set to be  unveiled by TNT on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET during TNT NBA Tip-Off.

2021 All-Star Game starters in numbers

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  • Stephen Curry, Warriors (7th All-Star selection): Curry has been named an All-Star Game starter for the seventh time in the last eight seasons.
  • Luka Dončić, Mavericks (2nd All-Star selection): This is the second straight selection as an All-Star starter for Dončić, who last year became the ninth player to play in the All-Star Game at age 20 or younger.
  • LeBron James, Lakers (17th All-Star selection): His 17 All-Star selections are the third most in NBA history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (18).  James, the leading scorer in All-Star Game history (385 points), is set to extend his record for consecutive All-Star starts to 17 – a streak that began in his second NBA season, 2004-05.
  • Nikola Jokić, Nuggets (3rd All-Star selection): This marks the third consecutive All-Star selection for Jokić, who becomes the first Denver player voted to start since Carmelo Anthony in the 2010-11 season.
  • Kawhi Leonard, Clippers (5th All-Star selection): Leonard has been named a starter all five times as an All-Star.

EASTERN CONFERENCE 2021 All-Star Game starters

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks (5th All-Star selection): An All-Star starter for the fifth consecutive year, Antetokounmpo has the highest scoring average in All-Star Game history at 27.3 points per game.
  • Bradley Beal, Wizards (3rd All-Star selection): The 2020-21 NBA scoring leader has been voted to start the All-Star Game for the first time.
  • Kevin Durant, Nets (11th All-Star selection): Durant, who holds the second-highest scoring average in All-Star Game history (25.0 ppg), is an All-Star for the 11th straight season in which he has played.
  • Joel Embiid, 76ers (4th All-Star selection): Embiid is the first Philadelphia player selected to start four consecutive All-Star Games since Allen Iverson was named a starter seven times in a row from 2000-06.
  • Kyrie Irving, Nets (7th All-Star selection): Irving has now been voted to start the All-Star Game with three different franchises (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Nets) – the same as Brooklyn teammate Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder, Warriors and Nets).

 

 

 

 

 

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