All-Star Game Draft To Be Televised

Tanya Simon
November 9, 2018

The draft will likely be aired on TNT and January 30 and 31 are looking like potential target dates, depending on the availability of the two captains.

Last season, the NBA and the players union agreed to implement changes to the NBA All-Star Game format, and this season, according to a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times, the entities have agreed to give the people what they want: a televised All-Star Draft. That pool of players is then drafted by the two captains.

Chris Broussard and Rob Parker react to the news that the NBA All-Star Game, this year, WILL televise this selection process but Rob isn't on board thinking that the opportunity was missed last year and there's no real story or drama this year.

Fans are still asked to choose the game's starters from the Eastern and Western conferences, but instead of dividing the teams by region, the leading vote-getter in each conference gets to pick any 11 All-Stars to be on his squad.

Everyone wanted it televised... well not Carmelo Anthony or Stephen Curry.

"We're All-Stars. Let's have a draft.' So it sounds like we're going to have a televised draft next year".

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No matter how it comes together, a televised All-Star draft will definitely be exciting to see.

This should have been televised previous year, but better than late than never.

"It was great, me and Steph, we had a great time drafting on the phone just picking", said James, who now is in the Western Conference after signing with the Lakers. I don't think it'll be bad. The game was much more competitive as Team James beat Team Curry 148-145.

With James now in the West, there's no shot for he and Curry to both be captains again.

The 2019 All-Star game will take place on February 19.

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