Thursday was an exciting day for NBA fans.
Not only were there great games to watch but the NBA All-Star starters were announced.
That means we know who will be starting in the All-Star Game in just a few weeks on February 19.
There were only a few surprises when the teams were announced.
NBA All-Star Captains:
West: LeBron James
East: Giannis Antetokounmpo pic.twitter.com/GebxaFfqt1
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As expected, LeBron James will be the captain of the West team, and that group features Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Zion Williamson.
For the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo will play as captain, alongside Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum.
The results come from a mix of fan votes and choices made by NBA insiders, media members, and teams.
James is surely celebrating his 19th selection to the big game.
He has now caught up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most selections in league history.
If he plays in the game next month, he will become the first player to actually appear in 19 games because Abdul-Jabbar was selected for the 1973 event but sat out.
This is the sixth year that the NBA has used this captain format for the big game and they have made a few changes this year too.
For example, James and Antetokounmpo will not choose the rest of their teams weeks in advance of the game.
Instead, they will be selecting their reserves just moments before the game on February 19.
Some people were disappointed by some missing stars, like Jaylen Brown or Joel Embiid.
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