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NBA News: 2024 All-Star Starters Announced

Jan 21, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking news out of the basketball world as the NBA has announced the 2024 All-Star Game starters. This year’s All-Star game will be the first since going back to the traditional East vs. West format. The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will happen on February 18.

Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), Damian Lillard (Milwaukee Bucks), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) all represent the Eastern Conference starters.

On the flip side, the Western Conference starters are represented by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), and Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets).

James and Antetokounmpo were the leading vote-getters of their respective conference.

NBA News: 2024 All-Star Starters Announced

Eastern Conference Starters

Tyrese Haliburton (2x All-Star Selection)

This season, Haliburton is averaging a career-high 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game. Additionally, the Pacers guard is shooting 49.6% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc. This selection also marks Haliburton’s first career selection as a starter of the All-Star Game. Haliburton is currently nursing a hamstring injury and will miss the next three games. The Iowa State alum should be ready for the All-Star game in Indiana, however.

Damian Lillard (8x All-Star Selection)

For the first time in his career, Lillard will be representing the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game. In his first season with the Bucks, Lillard is averaging 25.3 points and 6.8 assists per game.

Jayson Tatum (5x All-Star Selection)

Tatum is leading the Boston Celtics, who currently own the NBA’s best record, and is having another incredible season. So far in the 2023-24 season, Tatum is averaging 27 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (8x All-Star Selection)

The Greak Freek is having a phenomenal year with the Bucks this season. Through 42 games so far, the 2-time MVP is averaging 31.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game.

Joel Embiid (7x All-Star Selection)

The reigning MVP and this year’s scoring leader through the first half of the season is a no-brainer choice for the All-Star Game. Thanks to a 70-point performance earlier in the week, Embiid is averaging a career-high 36 points per game. Additionally, the 76ers star is also averaging 11.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.

Western Conference Starters

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2x All-Star Selection)

Like Haliburton, Gilgeous-Alexander is another young guard who has been selected to start his first All-Star Game. The Thunder, in huge part due to Gilgeous-Alexander, are currently tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 1 seed in the West. On the year, the Canadian native is averaging 31.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. Gilgeous-Alexander is also shooting a career-high 54.6% from the field.

Luka Doncic (5x All-Star Selection)

Doncic is back in the All-Star Game for the fifth consecutive year. This season, Doncic is averaging 33.6 points (a career-high), 8.5 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game. This comes soon after he dropped 73 points!

Kevin Durant (14x All-Star Selection)

It’s not shocking news to see Durant get selected for another NBA All-Star Game. In his first full season with the Suns, Durant is averaging 29.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game.

LeBron James (20x All-Star Selection)

James, the leading 2024 NBA All-Star vote-getter, also broke history with an NBA-record 20th All-Star Game selection. This season, James is averaging 24.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game.

Nikola Jokic (6x All-Star Selection)

The reigning Finals MVP is averaging 26.2 points, 12 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game. This is also Jokic’s fourth straight selection as an All-Star starter.


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