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LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo named as NBA All-Star captains

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo named as NBA All-Star captains
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The All-Star game takes place on February 17.

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will spar off as captains for the NBA's All-Star game in February.

The starters for the clash between the Western and Eastern conferences was made on Thursday, with James selected for the 15th-straight season.

Joining the former Cleveland Cavalier, now a Los Angeles Laker, will be Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry (both Golden State Warriors) and James Harden (Houston Rockets).

They will face the Eastern team comprising Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks).

Selections were made using a mixture of public voting as well as polls of the media and players themselves and the full rosters will be unveiled after a draft on February 7.

The game at the Spectrum Centre, Charlotte, will be Durant's 10th consecutive appearance at an All-Star game, while Harden will play his seventh and Curry his sixth game.

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