Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker named All-Star starter for Eastern Conference

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Le Bron James will serve as captains for the All Star game next month

The 25-year-old has been enjoying a career-year, leading the Raptors in scoring with a 23.5 points-per-game average, while collecting 7.7 rebounds per contest and shooting 45.4 per cent from the field and 36.7 per cent from three-point range.

The Douala, Cameroon native hasn't been playing the game in an organized way for even a decade yet. For the 25-year-old, making his first All-Star Game is another step in his process to become an elite National Basketball Association player. Young's 29.2 points per game are third-best in the league behind James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Siakam is averaging 23.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game so far in Toronto, while Young has put up 29.2 points and almost nine assists per contest.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has made All-Star Game history. Plus, get the NHL, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, CHL and more.

The Toronto Raptors forward earns his inaugural NBA All-Star Game appearance in just his fourth season.

For Lowry, a selection would mark the sixth time in his career he would've been named an all-star.

Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler of thr Miami Heat, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers and Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers lead the list of potential reserves from the Eastern Conference. For VanVleet it would be his first.

James, who has put up 25.1 points and almost 11 assists per game with the Los Angeles Lakers so far this year, is back for his 16th All-Star game - which sets an National Basketball Association record.

Seven reserves from each conference will be selected by the league's 30 coaches and the reserves will be announced on January 30. As is now custom, the leading vote-getter from each conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James, will divvy up the squads on February 6.

The 69th annual NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 Chicago.



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