2023 NBA All-Star Game

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2023 NBA All-Star Game
2023 NBA All Star Game logo.png
DateFebruary 19, 2023
ArenaVivint Arena
CitySalt Lake City
NetworkTNT
TBS (as all-star game)
NBA All-Star Game
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The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 19, 2023, on the 30th anniversary of the first All-Star Game held in Salt Lake City in 1993. It will be the 72nd edition of the event.[1] The game will be hosted by the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena. The game will be televised nationally by TNT for the 21st consecutive year.

The announcement of the site selection was made on October 23, 2019 at a press conference held by the NBA and the Jazz.[2][3][4]

Rosters[edit]

As had been the case in previous years, the rosters for the All-Star Game were selected through a voting process. The fans could vote through the NBA website as well as through their Google account. The starters were chosen by the fans, media, and current NBA players. Fans made up 50% of the vote, and NBA players and media each comprised 25% of the vote. The two guards and three frontcourt players who received the highest cumulative vote totals in each conferences were named the All-Star starters and two players in each conferences with the highest votes were named team captains.[5] NBA head coaches voted for the reserves for their respective conferences, none of which could be players from their own team. Each coach selected two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. If a multi-position player was to be selected, coaches were encouraged to vote for the player at the position that was "most advantageous for the All-Star team", regardless of where the player was listed on the All-Star ballot or the position he was listed in box scores.[6]

The All-Star Game starters were announced on January 26, 2023. Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets and Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers were named the backcourt starters in the East, earning their eighth and fourth all-star appearances, respectively. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets were named the frontcourt starters in the East, earning their fourth and 13th all-star appearances, respectively. Joining the East frontcourt was Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, his seventh all-star selection.[7]

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks were named to the starting backcourt in the West, earning their ninth and fourth all-star appearances, respectively. In the frontcourt, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers earned his 19th all-star appearance, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most appearances in NBA history. Joining James in the frontcourt were Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans and Nikola Jokić of the Denver Nuggets, earning their second and fifth all-star appearances, respectively.[7]

  • Italics indicates leading vote-getters per conference

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salt Lake City to host 72nd All-Star game in 2023" (Press release).
  2. ^ "Utah Jazz to host NBA All-Star 2023". NBA.com (Press release).
  3. ^ Young, Jabari (October 24, 2019). "NBA All-Star Game returning to Utah in 2023". CNBC.
  4. ^ Miller, Ryan (October 23, 2019). "The Utah Jazz will host NBA All-Star Game in 2023". www.ksl.com.
  5. ^ "2020 NBA All-Star voting first returns released". NBA.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  6. ^ Stein, Marc (January 18, 2013). "1. Reserve Judgment: Stein's All-Star Benches". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "2023 NBA All-Star starters announced". NBA.com. January 26, 2023. Retrieved January 26, 2023.

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