NBA All-star 2023 players: LeBron and Giannis named captains but who all make the team?


Know more about the NBA All-Star 2023 players, including the Conference captains, LeBron James, and Giannis Antetokounmpo

The current NBA season is halfway over and the most awaited event of the league is almost here. Yes, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game is almost here.

NBA all-star 2023 players
LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the two All-Star captains. (Image: Getty)

With the All-Star game just around the corner, it is time to name the starters from the respective Eastern and Western Conferences. Recently, the starters from the conferences were announced and let us know more about them.

Who are the 2023 NBA All-Star players (starters) for this year?

The starters were decided by a vote divided amongst fans (50 percent), media (25 percent), and players (25).

The starters consist of two guards and three front-court players coming from each conference. Here are the following 10 players who have been selected as this year’s starters.

LeBron James, Los Angeles LakersForwardWest
Zion Williamson, New Orleans PelicansForwardWest
Nikola Jokic, Denver NuggetsCenterWest
Luka Doncic, Dallas MavericksGuardWest
Stephen Curry, Golden State WarriorsGuardWest
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee BucksForwardEast
Jayson Tatum, Boston CelticsForwardEast
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn NetsForwardEast
Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn NetsGuardEast
Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland CavaliersGuardEast

Notably, teams are not divided by conferences anymore. Also, if a player is selected from a particular conference, it doesn’t mean that he will play from that conference exclusively. For the sixth consecutive year, the leading vote-getter in each conference will draft their own teams.

Interestingly, for the sixth consecutive year, Lebron James will be captaining one of the two All-Star teams. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is LBJ’s counterpart and he is the game’s second captain. Also, Giannis will be the All-Star captain for the third time.

When will be the 2023 NBA All-Star reserve players revealed?

After the starters, the All-Star reserves will be announced on February 2. Furthermore, there is a new twist in the team selection.

Unlike recent years, the All-Star Game Draft will be held right before the game itself on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Eastern Conference starters

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (captain)
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Donovan Mitchell

Western Conference starters

  • LeBron James (captain)
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Zion Williamson
  • Stephen Curry
  • Luka Doncic

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