Basketball / NBA.- The 69th edition of the ‘All Star’ of the NBA, which will take place in two weeks in Chicago, already knows its full cast of 24 players after the election of the 14 substitutes, six of them debutants, selected by the coaches of the ‘LeBron Team’ and the ‘Giannis Team’.
In the West, two regular stars will return as Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook with their tenth and ninth presence, respectively. In addition, it will be the fifth for Damian Lillard and the second for Nikola Jokic, while Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Brandon Ingram will debut.
As for the East, repeat Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler enjoy their sixth and fifth choice, respectively, and it will be the second for Ben Simmons and Khris Middleton. The list of debutants includes Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum and the former Unicaja player Domantas Sabonis, who completes the five-European cartel together with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and the aforementioned Jokic and Gobert.
- COMPLETE EQUIPMENT OF THE ‘ALL STAR’.
WEST CONFERENCE: Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) – initial quintet–; Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans ).
EAST CONFERENCE: Bring Young (Atlanta Hawks), Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics), Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) – initial quintet–; Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat), Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks).