LeBron James, Kevin Durant named NBA All-Star Captains

2021-02-19T09:35:24+00:00 2021-02-19T10:24:57+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

19/Feb/21 09:35

Eurohoops.net

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will take place in Atlanta on March 7

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead the list of 10 players who have been selected by fans, current NBA players and a media panel to start in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The two have been named respective captains for their teams and will have to select their teams’ draft.

James is expected to start for the 17th time and Durant is will appear in an All-Star for the 11th time. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (18) have more total selections than James.

According to the NBA,  here is the complete guide to the fans, players and media voting who have selected reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic as starters, among others:

WESTERN CONFERENCE FRONTCOURT

Player (Team) Fan Rank Player Rank Media Rank Weighted Score
1. *#LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) 1 1 1 1.0
2. *Nikola Jokić (Denver) 2 2 2 2.0
3. *Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers) 3 4 3 3.25
4. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) 4 3 5 4.0
5. Paul George (LA Clippers) 5 5 5 5.0
6. Zion Williamson (New Orleans) 6 8 8 7.0
7. Brandon Ingram (New Orleans) 9 6 8 8.0
8. Christian Wood (Houston) 8 10 7 8.25
9. Rudy Gobert (Utah) 12 7 4 8.75
10. Carmelo Anthony (Portland) 10 9 8 9.25

WESTERN CONFERENCE BACKCOURT

Player (Team) Fan Rank Player Rank Media Rank Weighted Score
1. *Stephen Curry (Golden State) 1 1 1 1.0
2. *Luka Dončić (Dallas) 2 3 3 2.5^
3. Damian Lillard (Portland) 3 2 2 2.5^
4. Donovan Mitchell (Utah) 4 5 4 4.25
5. Devin Booker (Phoenix) 5 4 5 4.75
6. Ja Morant (Memphis) 6 9 5 6.5
7. Chris Paul (Phoenix) 7 7 5 6.5
8. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City) 11 7 5 8.5
9. CJ McCollum (Portland) 10 14 5 9.75
10. DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio) 12 10 5 9.75

*–Voted to start
#–Team captain
^–Tiebreaker for starting spot is fan rank

EASTERN CONFERENCE FRONTCOURT

Player (Team) Fan Rank Player Rank Media Rank Weighted Score
1. *#Kevin Durant (Brooklyn) 1 1 3 1.5
2. *Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) 2 2 1 1.75
3. *Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) 3 3 2 2.75
4. Jayson Tatum (Boston) 4 5 5 4.5
5. Jimmy Butler (Miami) 5 6 7 5.75
6. Bam Adebayo (Miami) 6 4 7 5.75
7. Julius Randle (New York) 7 8 5 6.75
8. Domantas Sabonis (Indiana) 8 9 4 7.25
9. Jerami Grant (Detroit) 10 7 7 8.5
10. Gordon Hayward (Charlotte) 9 15 7 10.0

EASTERN CONFERENCE BACKCOURT

Player (Team) Fan Rank Player Rank Media Rank Weighted Score
1. *Bradley Beal (Washington) 1 1 1 1.0
2. *Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn) 2 2 4 2.5
3. James Harden (Brooklyn) 3 3 3 3.0
4. Zach LaVine (Chicago) 4 3 5 4.0
5. Jaylen Brown (Boston) 5 5 2 4.25
6. Trae Young (Atlanta) 6 11 6 7.25
7. Russell Westbrook (Washington) 7 12 7 8.25
8. Ben Simmons (Philadelphia) 11 6 7 8.75
9. Fred VanVleet (Toronto) 10 7 9 9.0
10. Collin Sexton (Cleveland) 9 13 9 10.0

*–Voted to start
#–Team captain
^–Tiebreaker for starting spot is fan rank