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NBA All-Star 2024: Giannis and LeBron Named Starters and Captains

Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James to captain starters at the 2024 NBA All-Star Games set to hold in February.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 29th January 2024

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as the leading vote-getters for their respective teams, a result that didn’t come as a surprise, as the Eastern and Western Conference NBA All-Star teams were unveiled on Thursday.


The crème de la crème of the basketball world is set to converge at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for a spectacular, star-studded weekend commencing on Friday, February 14.


Shaq, Kenny, Ernie, and Charles took the stage on TNT to reveal the starting lineups before the Heat and Celtics squared off in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals from the previous NBA All-Star event.


Giannis emerged as the top vote-getter among all players in the Eastern Conference, while LeBron secured the leading spot in the Western Conference, showcasing their widespread popularity among fans.


The starting lineup for each team consists of two backcourt players and three frontcourt players, adding an extra layer of excitement to the highly anticipated matchup.


Eastern Conference starters:


Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers


Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks



Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics


Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Indiana Pacers


Damian Lillard, SG, Milwaukee Bucks


Western Conference starters:


LeBron James, F, LA Lakers


Kevin Durant, F, Phoenix Suns


Nikol Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets



Luka Doncic, SG, Dallas Mavericks


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

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