The 67th NBA All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, February 18th starting at 8 p.m. ET. For the 16th consecutive year, the All-Star festivities will be aired on TNT but the game will featured a different format.
For over the last 2-3 years NBA fans have expressed their dislike for the NBA All-Star Game. Fans have simply called the game “boring” and “uninteresting” due to the disadvantage of the Western Conference. The Western Conference have been stacked with the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Klay Thompson, and many more.
The Eastern Conference usually gets the shorter end of the stick because their guys aren’t as healthy or can compete with the West. Last year’s 2016 NBA Eastern Conference team consisted of Lebron James, Paul George, Jimmy Bulter, Andre Drummond, Dwayne Wade, and many more.
The NBA has announced a major change for the All-Star Game – they are ditching the traditional East vs West format. The new format is 2 captains, one from each conference, will select players who receives the most fan votes in his conference. Those captains will then draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation.
— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) October 3, 2017
NBA-Players’Association, President Chris Paul said he is “thrilled” with the change.
“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.”
In addition to the changes of the game, both teams will play for charity this season! Each team will select a Los Angeles-area charity or national organization where donations will be used to support local efforts. Stay tuned for 2018 NBA’s All-Star Game!
Published By: Marcus Blueitt