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The NBA All Star Weekend 2022 brings together the basketball elite

Perhaps the quintessential superstar event in American sports, NBA All-Star Weekend is the party that brings together basketball's elite a


Perhaps the quintessential superstar event in American sports, Weekend is the party that brings together ’s elite and delivers unforgettable performances. Between dunks, triples and blocks that steal the ovations and applause, the players of the Best Basketball in the World offer a show on the court and leave moments worthy of photography.

The first activities began on Friday, with the celebrity game -in which Dominique Wilkins’ team faced off against Bill Walton’s-, in addition to the Rasing Stars, where rookie and second-year players compete, but the reality is that the real show begins on Saturday with its contests: skill, triples and dunks, possibly the most iconic of all.

On Sunday, the main course is played: the All-Star Game, in which LeBron James’ team will face Kevin Durant, who will miss his second All-Star in a row due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee. .

experience vs youth

LeBron James (Lakers) continues to make history in the , being called his 18th All-Star, as well as being captain for this game. As part of the new format, a Draft was held to distribute the players regardless of the conference to which their teams belong, so we will see King James share a uniform with Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Stephen Curry (Warriors), DeMar DeRozan (Bulls) and Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) as startersplus Jimmy Butler (Heat), Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen (both Cavaliers), Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Chris Paul (Suns) and Fred VanVleet (Raptors).

Durant will not play, but he will serve as captain, so his starting lineup will be made up of Joel Embiid (76ers), Ja Morant (Grizzlies), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Andrew Wiggins (Warriors) and Trae Young (Hawks), all of them very younger than those on Team LeBron. Off the bench, LaMelo Ball (Hornets), Devin Booker (Suns), Rudy Gobert (Jazz), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Dejounte Murray (Spurs) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves) will try to make him against a game in which they are not favorites.

In addition to Durant, the game will not feature Draymond Green (Warriors) due to injury or James Harden, recently traded to the Sixers and who supposedly will not go to being chosen last in the Draft by LeBronalthough it is argued that it is to recover from a problem in the hamstrings.

Mexican goes through history

Juan Toscano-Anderson (Warriors) will participate in the dunk contest: the former Fuerza Regia player will face Cole Anthony (Magic), Obi Toppin (Knicks) and Jalen Green (Rockets). The first round will be two dives per player and the two who get the most points will advance to the final, to define the champion.

In the skills contest, brothers Giannis, Thanasis and Alex Antetokounmpo will face the Cavs team (Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley) and that of the Rooks (Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Josg Giddey) in basketball skills such as shooting, passing, relay and half court shots.

Additionally, the 3-point contest will feature CJ McCollum (Pelicans), Trae Young (Hawks), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Desmond Bane (Grizzlies), Karl Anthony Towns (Timberwolves), Fred VanVleet (Raptors), Luke Kennard (Clippers) and Patty Mills (Nets).

stars on the floor

The figures of the NBA will delight the fans during the 71st edition of the All-Star Game

Team LeBron

Headlines

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks, age 27

Stephen Curry, SG, Golden State Warriors, age 33

DeMar DeRozan, PG, Chicago Bulls, age 32

LeBron James, San Diego, Los Angeles Lakers, age 37

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets, age 26

Substitutes

Jimmy ButlerMiami Heat

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers

Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

Head Coach: Monty Williams, Phoenix Suns

Team Durant

Headlines

* Kevin Durant

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia, age 27

Ja Morant, PG, Memphis, age 22

Jayson Tatum, PF, Boston, age 23

Andrew Wiggins, SF, Golden State Warriors, age 26

Trae Young, SG, Atlanta Hawks, age 23

Substitutes

LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Zach Lavine, Chicago Bulls

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat

skills contest

Participating teams

-Antetokounmpos: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Alex Antetokounmpo

-Cavs: Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley

-Rooks: Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Josg Giddey

First round. team shots

Second round. team passes

Third round. relays

final round. half court shot

*The top two teams in points advance to the final.

shots of 3

Participants

CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

Desmond BaneMemphis grizzlies

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

Luke Kennard, Los Angeles Clippers

Patty Mills, Brooklyn

Each player will have 70 seconds to make the most of the 27 balls.

The three with the highest score will advance to the final.

dunk contest

Participants

Cole Anthony, Orlando Pelicans

Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors

Obi Toppin, New York Knicks

Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

*Toscano-Anderson will be the first player of Mexican origin to participate in the All-Star Game.

In the first round, each player will perform two dunks and the two with the best scores will advance to the final, where they will perform two more executions. Whoever receives the most points wins.

It’s good to know…

-NBA All-Star 2022 will reach fans in 215 countries and 60 languages.

-LeBron James will participate in the All-Star Game number 18, which will tie Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the players with the most appearances.

−At 20 years old, LaMelo Ball (Charlotte) will become the fourth youngest player to participate in the All-Star Game.

−This year’s NBA All-Star rings, which will be given to players, feature 22 stars and diamonds in reference to the 2022 NBA All-Star.

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