There it is folks, we have ourselves a starting lineup.
The NBA All-Star Game is going to look a lot different this year, as the two captains in the East and West will get to select their teams and play in a pick-up style match which is sure to entertain.
However, before we get into the All-Star draft, we have to know who's playing. The fan vote guaranteed five "starters" from each conference a spot in the game, and it looks like we have our lineups, starting with the East.
LeBron James, who led the league in fan votes, gets the nod as the East captain. At the guard spots are Celtics PG Kyrie Irving and Raptors SG DeMar Derozan, both who more than deserve their spots.
Rounding out the frontcourt with LeBron is Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Sixers center Joel Embiid. Even without picking teams, this would be one helluva roster.
In the West, it's no surprise that Steph Curry is the captain.
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Curry is joined by Warriors teammate Kevin Durant, while Rockets superstar James Harden rounds out a stacked backcourt. Down low, teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis from the Pelicans were the obvious choice.
Of course, these players could end up on either side when the Draft comes around; but at least we know the top-five from each side.