LeBron & Steph Draft 2018 NBA All Star Teams
The format for this years NBA All Star game remains the same but the process for each team's build has changed beyond the typical East vs West matchups. Similar to the NFL Pro Bowl, the Association has adopted the draft method with a little twist.
The NBA decided to go ahead and announce the usual number of All Star players from each conference to 12 but it won't be 12 players from the West battling against 12 players from the East this year. The votes came in and the most popular players from each conference were no surprise as LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the way for each conference. Both players were elected the captains by way of voting and granted both players to select which players they wanted on their team. The 2018 NBA All Star game will also feature some new jerseys that are pretty sweet. The jerseys are Jumpman approved and either all black or all white with a trim of the opposite color representing the players' team logos. Take a look!
LeBron James' starting squad is something out of a video game because of the length of the starting lineup. You can push all speculation and drama aside for this game as LeBron has reunited with former teammate Kyrie Irving. King James selected Kyrie to be the starting point guard, Kevin Durant at the shooting guard, himself at the 3, and Big Easy teammates Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins. Reserves for Team LeBron will be the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall, LeBron's current teammate Kevin Love, The Unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, and Pacers star Victor Oladipo.
Stephen Curry's starting team is something out of a video game with the offensive sliders adjusted to the max. Curry will start at point guard while last year's MVP runner up James Harden will man the two guard. DeMar Derozan will be slotted at small forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the power forward and Joel Embiid will "process" the center spot. The reserves for Team Steph are Pack members Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns from the Wolves, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Portland's Trailblazing Damian Lillard, Celtics big man Al Horford, and his own teammates Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
With all of this being said, I remain biased and say that Team LeBron will win because I am an Oklahoma City homer and they have the Brodie on the team. Plus the team is just way too big! I can only imagine how much more lethal the team would be if LeBron had picked the Greek Freak. Who do you have?