DAA Daily

NBA ALL STAR GAME 2020

Jasmine Conway & Ben Szar Feature Editor and Staff Reporter, The Pawprint 

The NBA All Star charity game is a match between the best 24 best players from the League east and west.

This annual event began in 1951 and since then the all star game has changed a lot. In the past players were voted in by the fans in their respective conference but now the two best players in each conference are made team captains and pick their teams. This year, the two teams for the NBA all stars game are, team Lebron and team Giannis. 

Furthermore there are events in the NBA all star games such as the 3-point contest, the skills challenge, rising stars game and USA vs World game each of these games are friendly competitions that highlight each player’s ability. 

Three players from the Warriors, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, have been asked to play as in the All Star games since 2013. 

This is a big year for the Atlanta Hawks, with Trae Young being chosen for the All Star game. Paul Millsap in 2016 was the last player on the Atlanta Hawks to be picked.

The players on team Lebron team are, Lebron James from L.A lakers, Antony Davis from L.A lakers, James Harden from Houston Rockets, Kawhi Lenord L.A Clippers, and Luka Doncic from Dallas Mavericks. 

The players on Team Giannis are, Giannis Antetokounmpo from Milwaukee Bulks, Joel Embiid from Philipahdia 76ers, Pascal Siakm from Toronto Raptors, Kemba Walker Boston Celtics, and Trae young from Atlantic hawks. 

On February 17 2020, in Chicago, Team Lebron won 155-157. In the final quarter, Antony Davis scored the game’s winning free throw, taking the trophy home. This has been one of the craziest NBA all star games in history. Khawi Leneard took home another award, just after winning the NBA championships in 2019. The full version of the game can be found on youtube. 

Team Lebrons Reserves: 

  • Devin Booker 
  • Chris Paul
  • Damian Lillard
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Ben Simmons 
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Russell Westbrook

The Coach: Frank Vogel

Team Giannis Reserves:

  • Bam Adebayo
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Klye Lowry
  • Khirs Middleton

The Coach: Nick Nurse

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