James and Durant to captain the All-Star Game

The All-Star Game will take place on March 7 in Atlanta. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) will be captains.

If there could possibly still be some doubts, these obviously no longer need to be. Indeed, LeBron James, resident of the Los Angeles Lakers and who will experience a 17th participation, and Kevin Durant, who now plays for the Brooklyn Nets, have been appointed captains teams from the West and the East, on the occasion of the next All-Star Game, which will therefore take place, despite a certain reluctance of certain NBA stars, precisely concerned. Both players were voted down by the fans. The event in question, which will have its 70th edition, will be held on March 7, near Atlanta. Initially, it was scheduled for Indianapolis, before being canceled, initially and due to the coronavirus pandemic, by the prestigious Basketball League. The latter therefore then backtracked.

Reinforced health measures and establishment of a “mini-bubble”

Within the Western Conference, alongside LeBron James, we find the leader Stephen Curry, back in the foreground with the Golden State Warriors, the Serbian Nikola Jokic, resident of the Denver Nuggets, the Slovenian Luka Doncic, who plays on the side Dallas Mavericks, not to mention Kawhi Leonard, player of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the East, Kevin Durant, who shines again, with his new Brooklyn Nets franchise, will be at his side Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), double reigning MVP, Cameroonian pivot Joel Embiid, who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, currently leaders in the Eastern Conference standings, Bradley Beal, leading scorer of the season with the Washington Wizards, not to mention Kyrie Irving, resident of the Brooklyn Nets. Before the all-star game, there will be a three-point competition and a “skill challenge”, a dexterity exercise. At half-time, a dunks competition will also take place. The organizers of the event also announced a strengthening of health measures, including the establishment of a “mini-bubble”.