NBA All-Star Rosters Won't Be Picked Until Game Night
The NBA All-Star Game is Feb. 19. And nobody will know the All-Star rosters until that night.
Not even the players themselves.
The team captains probably LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and either Milwaukees Giannis Antetokounmpo or Brooklyns Kevin Durant will make their picks in a live, televised pregame segment shortly before the game begins in Salt Lake City.
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced the format change on Tuesday night.
This will be the sixth time that the league has used the format where captains choose their teams, but in each of the first five instances the rosters were selected several days before the game.
The captains and starters will be announced on Thursday.
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