NBA All-Star starters appear to be LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook, according to USA Today.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will forever be linked together because the two of them won a couple of NBA Championships while they were playing for the Miami Heat franchise.
LeBron James then grew homesick and headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers via free agency. The 6-foot-8-inch reportedly forward really wanted to bring a championship to the city that he loves.
At the NBA All-Star Game, the two of them seem headed for a reunion, as they are currently in the lead to be starters. The first wave of voting is usually a good indicator of who will start.
While it may not seem like much to the casual fan, the chemistry between Wade and LeBron will come in handy, especially against some of the top superstars in the NBA.
Kyrie Irving is another NBA player who has experience playing with LeBron James. The two Cleveland Cavaliers should be able to run plays together during the NBA All-Star Game.
With the majority of the defense concerned about Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, that means that Indiana Pacers forward Paul George should be able to capitalize on offense.
Since he is not much of a defender, Andre Drummond might find himself on the bench if the game becomes competitive in the fourth quarter. Both teams will likely go with small ball lineups.
Since this is the last time that Kobe Bryant will be among the NBA All-Star Game starters, then it shouldn’t be a shock if he were to put on a dazzling offensive display for the fans.
Stephen Curry dazzles NBA fans on a nightly basis. The Golden State Warriors guard might want to use the All-Star Game as a stage to show that he is the best player in the league.
The NBA All-Star starters are well represented by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are going to be playing in several of these games throughout their careers.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant might simply become outside shooters and slashers since the Eastern Conference defense will be focusing on Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant.
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin should be a recipient of plenty of passes because he is faster than Andre Drummond. He should be able to find plenty of backdoor cuts.
It seems like the Eastern Conference would have the advantage on defense because of Paul George and LeBron James. Both are tremendous defenders who are long and quick.
LeBron James will more than likely get some opportunities to stop Stephen Curry because his size makes it a little bit harder for the Golden State Warrior superstar to score.
Since he is rising in popularity, do not be surprised if Kristaps Porzingis ends up replacing Andre Drummond in the NBA All-Star Game. The 7-foot-3-inch rookie is currently eighth in voting.
If Kristaps Porzingis actually makes the team, then expect the veterans to attack him at the rim. Not one to lack confidence, the Latvian forward will more than likely try to block them.
The current NBA All-Star starters should make things entertaining.
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