Stephen Curry, Kevin Love Among Players in Favor of NBA All-Star Changes

NBA changes format of All-Star Game, will no longer be East vs. West

Breaking: NBA To Change All-Star Game Format

In addition, players voted in as starters by the fans, players, and media, will be the first players chosen by the captains so that they are guaranteed to start the game.

Players who receive the most votes in their respective conferences will be selected as the team captains.

National Basketball Association announced the new format Tuesday.

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Last season, LeBron James led fan voting in the Eastern Conference and Stephen Curry had the honor in the West.

What hasn't changed are the number of players and how the fans, media and players have their votes weighted. So I think for the league office, Adam Silver, Michael Levine, and all those guys to take a look at that and say it's something else we need to do to bring some excitement to it, I think that's great.

If West vs. East isn't going to be the all-star format, if the 24 players selected are going to be intermingled regardless of geography, why must the rosters include 12 West players and 12 East players? THE RINGER's Paolo Uggetti asked, "How many players from the West will get picked before a player from the East?". Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) and Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics) coached the two All-Star teams during the 2017 edition of the exhibition affair.

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Back-to-backs per team have been reduced for the third consecutive season to just 14.9 back-to-backs per team this season, and the league has eliminated scenarios in which teams play four games in five days. The 67th NBA All-Star Game is set for 8 p.m. February 18 from the Staples Center in L.A. Oh, and this is assuming that Steph Curry won the captain's role for the Western Conference.

Players and league officials have been eager to inject new interest in the often defense-absent game, and chose to act after another boring affair last February in New Orleans.

Each All-Star team will play for a different charity from either Los Angeles or a national organization where all donations and proceeds from the game will be sent. The All-Star game will definitely be very exciting, and it will be interesting to find out how things will unfold as the event nears. "It should be fun to see how it plays out to see who picks the teams".

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