Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

NBA All-Star Game draft to be televised, report says

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Rita Gibson | 09 November, 2018, 23:00

The league introduced the new All-Star format last season, which has the five starters from the Eastern and Western Conferences selected via fan voting and the leading vote-getters in each conference selecting the other 11 players on their respective teams. For the first time, the draft will be televised, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Team LeBron ended up taking down Team Steph 148-145 last season, and there weren't a whole lot of complaints to be had.

After the inaugural draft, which took place on a private conference call, both James and Curry said they would like the event televised in 2019.

"We're All-Stars. Let's have a draft.' So it sounds like we're going to have a televised draft next year".

The NBA and NBPA have agreed to televise the playground-style draft for the 2019 All-Star Game.

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An exact date for the televised draft has not been revealed yet, but the Times reports January 30 and 31 have emerged as two potential targets for a TNT broadcast, depending on the availability of the two captains. "It's All-Star Weekend", James said when asked if televising the captains' choices would be a good thing. I don't think it'll be bad.

The announcement of the new system was met with excitement last season, but some of that was mitigated by the disappointment that the league would keep the selections secretive.

"It was great, me and Steph, we had a great time drafting on the phone just picking", said James, who now is in the Western Conference after signing with the Lakers.

Now that we're into the 2018 season, the National Basketball Association is gearing up for the 2019 All-Star Game.

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