Voting for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game has begun. Last year, Stephen Curry and LeBron James were named as the west and east respective captains. This year, both are in the same conference and only one of them can reach last year's spot. Let's take a glance at some other interesting things in this year's All-Star selection.
How “bad” is it for Curry on Christmas? He’s never reached the 20-point mark and never hit more than two three-pointers on December 25. He’s scored single digits on three occasions (2010, 2011, and 2016) and he’s 4-of-26 overall from the three-point range across the years. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise that he got to miss the Warriors’ Christmas game last season (Golden State won the game anyway).
Tickets are now on sale for the NBA All-Star Practice and NBA Celebrity Game. Simply go to www.AllStarWeekendCharlotte.com/tickets to purchase before they sell out. The NBA All-Star practice will be held at noon and features all the greatest players in the world gearing up for the Sunday NBA All-Star game. The NBA Celebrity game featured people like Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber and other celebrities playing a scrimmage game for fun.
While it’s going to be tough to get tickets to the 2019 NBA All-Star Game unless you are very well connected, fans will soon have the chance to buy tickets to some events that will take place over the league’s Feb. 15-17 weekend in Charlotte.
Mitchell Robinson, whose highlights have highlights, acknowledged on Tuesday that he has considered the possibility of participating in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest this year, and the NBA should honor his request if only to provide Knicks fans with something to be excited about coming to Charlotte NBA All-Star weekend.
The NBA reached an agreement with the NBA Players Association to broadcast the 2019 All-Star draft, the New York Times' Marc Stein and Kevin Draper reported Wednesday.
The league has yet to finalize a date for the event, "but Jan. 30 or Jan. 31 have emerged as two potential targets for a TNT broadcast."
Last year was the first time the NBA used a draft process to fill out the All-Star squads. LeBron James and Stephen Curry selected their teams from the All-Star pool, the results of which came from traditional conference-based voting and coaches' selections.