All-Star Game 2023: confirmed teams
The NBA confirmed this Thursday, January 26, the 10 players who will start the NBA All-Star Game 2023. The captains will beLeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, for being the most voted by the public of the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively.
In principle, the confirmed holders wereStephen CurryLuka Doncic, Zion Williamson and Nikola Jokic for the West and Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum for the East, were also among the most voted. Butdue to injuries there will be changes.
The escort of theThe Minnesota Timberwolves,Anthony Edwards, the base of theSacramento Kings,De'Aaron Fox, and the eaves of theToronto Raptors,Pascal I'm sorry, were appointed by the commissioner of theNBA,Adam Silver, as replacements due to injury.
Edwards, FoxyI'm hungryentered theAll Star Gamefor the injuries of figures such asCurry, DurantyWilliamson. In turn, these casualties spawned new starters in the All-Star Game: Los Angeles centerPhiladelphia 76ers,Joel Embiid, the power forward of theUtah Jazz,Lauri Markkanen, and the base of theMemphis Grizzlies,I Morant.
WhileGiannis Antetokounmpo, who is in doubt for tonight due to a hand injury,he will live his seventh All-Star Game and it will be the third time he has the honor of being the captain of his team.
Mac McClung won with high impact the cdunk contests 2023
listens to himMatthew "Mac" McClung, a player in the NBA affiliate league, revived the flagging All-Star dunk contest on Saturday with a spectacular victory.
The night of the contests in Salt Lake City (Utah), which serves as an appetizer for the 72nd All-Star Game on Sunday, had the unexpected protagonist of the semi-unknown McClung, who has barely played two games in the NBA in his career.
The 1.88-meter white guard achieved the maximum score in three impressive dunks that led him to receive the title from the legendary Julius Erving, who from now on will give his name to the trophy for this event.
"I feel blessed that the NBA gave me this opportunity," thanked the current G-League player from the center of the Vivint Arena court.
McClung is the first player from the affiliate league to be invited by the NBA to participate in this event, which has received much criticism for the low level of recent years.
This same Saturday, the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, affirmed that the exposure that this contest previously offered has lost interest for the great stars of the league at a time when their plays are within the reach of any fan with a single 'click '.
Wearing a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, the team that has his rights, McClung stole the 'show' from the other competitors with his amazing ability to jump and agility in the air.
In the first half, McClung took the first of his first high scores with an action in which he jumped over two people, hit the ball against the backboard and dunked.
the eaveTrey Murphy III, of the New Orleans Pelicans, also went to the final while Kenyon Martin Jr. (Rockets) and Jericho Sims (Knicks) were eliminated.
In the final, McLung took two other top scores from the jury, which included two-time contest winner Dominique Wilkins and former local heartthrob Karl Malone.
In one of them, the guard made another jump over the person who gave him the ball and made a rectification in the air before dunking from behind, with his head almost at the height of the rim.
The 24-year-old McLung's actions stunned Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA stars who were in the band recording the moment with their cell phones as well as other figures in the distance.
"Incredible performance by McClung! It's fun to be surprised after every dunk!!!" the Argentine wrote on TwitterEmanuel Ginobili.
NBA All-Star Game: Triple Tournament
In the other great moment of the night,Damian Lillardwon his first All-Star triple contest, beating in the finalBuddy Hield y Tyrese Haliburton, both for the Indiana Pacers.
In his third appearance in the contest, Lillard competed wearing a uniform from the university where he was educated, Weber State, located just 60 kilometers from Salt Lake City.
"This makes it even more special", acknowledged the point guard when picking up the trophy. "I've tried twice before and I'm happy to get it here."
"The best shooters in history have one of these and I wanted to win it at least once before I retired," said Lillard, who is also the first winner of the contest in Blazers history.
The point guard succeeds the Dominican-American center Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves), surprising winner in 2022.
Lillard had 26 points in the first round of the contest, in which Tyler Herro (Heat), Kevin Huerter (Kings), Julius Randle (Knicks), Jayson Tatum (Celtics) and Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) were eliminated.
In the final, the point guard repeated 26 points again, surpassing with his last triple from the corner the 25 that Buddy Hield got before.
Haliburton tried to move past Lillard afterwards but fell to 17 points.
Lillard, who is averaging 31.4 points and 4.2 triples per game this season, will participate in his seventh All-Star Game on Sunday.
Competing on their court, the Utah Jazz playersJordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler y Collin SextonThey prevailed in the skills contest that opened the day of the NBA All-Star Game on Saturday.
The trio was proclaimed winner at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah) in the second edition in which this contest is competed by teams instead of individually.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), who is due to captain one of Sunday's All-Star teams, was left out of the event as a precaution because of a wrist injury he suffered Thursday.
The Greek was relieved by his Bucks teammate Jrue Holiday, who competed alongside the other two Antetokounmpo brothers: Alex (Wisconsin Herd - G League) and Thanasis (Bucks).
The third team was made up of rookies Paolo Banchero (Magic), Jaden Ivey (Pistons) and Jabari Smith Jr. (Rockets).
The rookie team prevailed in the run challenge, the first of the contest, and the Jazz in the passing challenge.
In the final, the Jazz team won the shooting test with a decisive triple from the corner of the young center Walker Kessler.
Jerseys for the 2023 All-Star Game
as expectedGame of starswill be onSalt Lake City, the American league was inspired by the city team,Utah Jazz, to designthe uniformswhat will they useTeam LeBronyTeam Giannis.
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What is the NBA All-Star Game?
The NBA All Star-Game is the event that brings together the "stars" and top basketball figures to represent the teams from their different conferences.
The best players participate in the friendly match and the goal is to put on a real show for their fans. For this reason, skill contests are also held among the participants throughout the three days.
The first All-Star Game was held at the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951, and the annual event has captivated basketball fans ever since.