LeBron James Ties Record with 19th All-Star Selection, 2023 NBA Starters Announced

The 2023 NBA All-Star starters have been announced, with LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo voted in as team captains.

James, who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, ties Kobe Bryant’s record of 19 All-Star selections. The other starters are Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic of the West and Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal of the East.

According to ESPN, the debate over the All-Star starters was heated, with Zach Lowe’s picks for the game being particularly interesting.

Yahoo Sports reported that James’ record-tying 19th selection was one of the biggest headlines of the announcement.

CBS Sports reported that Antetokounmpo, who is currently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, was also voted in as a team captain. The other starters for the East are Jayson Tatum, Julius Randle, and Nikola Vucevic.

Sports Illustrated reported that Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid won’t start at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, despite his impressive performance this season.