THE NBA All-Star Recreation is again and this 12 months it sees LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo face off for bragging rights.
LeBron James’s workforce gained 12 months in the past in what was the primary season to vary to a draft-style format that may see two gamers lead sides and be capable to commerce members – steering away from the normal East vs West conflict.
When is the NBA All-Star Recreation?
The annual showpiece will happen on Monday, February 18 with the tip-off at 1am UK time.
That’s on Sunday, February 17 at 8pm in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The match will likely be held on the Spectrum Middle, house to Charlotte Hornets
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What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
The NBA All-Star game will be shown live on Sky Sports USA (Arena), Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix.
Sky customers can live stream these online, with Mix a free channel for all with Sky, no matter your package deal.
Alternatively, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
What are the team line-ups?
All starters of the All-Star Game were voted for by fans, current NBA players and the media, with the most voted star from the Eastern and Western Conferences becoming the team captains.
Coaches Mike Budenholzer for Team Giannis and Team LeBron’s Michael Malone picked the reserves.
The All-Star Draft saw captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo choose the other four starters for the game, while the coaches picked their seven reserves – with Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki divided as special roster additions.
The final line-ups are:
Starters: Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, Stephen Curry, Kemba Walker
Reserves: Khris Middleton, Nikola Jokic, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, D’Angelo Russell, Nikola Vucevic, Kyle Lowry, Dirk Nowitzki
Starters: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving
Reserves: Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bradley Beal, Dwayne Wade