NBA, NBPA Unveils New All-Star Game Format for L.A. All-Star Game
On Tuesday, the NBA and the NBPA announced that the upcoming All-Star game in Los Angeles will be undergoing some very significant changes.
How significant you might ask?
For the first time in the game’s history, there will not be a matchup between the Eastern and Western Conference. Instead, there will be two selected captains, who will draft their team from a pool of players selected via voting. The fans will vote for the five starters, while coaches and players will help choose the remaining roster.
“I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said NBPA President Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.”
“We’re excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players’ willingness to try something new,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell.
Furthermore, each team will select a Los Angeles-area charity or national organizations, and will donate their winnings to support those local efforts.
The classic format was fun, but change always keeps things fresh!
Los Angeles is in for a very exciting All-Star Weekend.