NBA unveils new All-Star Game format
The NBA announced Tuesday (Oct 3) a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that abandons the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference.
Here’s what’s happening under the new format:
- Two captains will pick the teams from a pool of 24 players (voted by fans, media & players).
- The captains will be the top vote-getters from each conference as chosen by the fans.
NBPA President Chris Paul said, “I‘m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us. We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.”
Another new initiative will see each team select an LA-based or national charity to raise donations for.
The 67th annual NBA All-Star Game takes place February 18 ’18 at LA’s Staples Center.
Written by Todd Hancock / https://twitter.com/toddcastpodcast