NBA All-Star Game 2016: Eastern and Western Conference lineups
After half a year of action, the NBA is ready to send its best players North of the boarder to Toronto for this year's All-Star Game. Best players is actually a mild way of putting it, as most popular players is a lot more accurate. All-Star voting has long been a sham in all sports, but that doesn't mean the event surrounding the sham is still mildly interesting. Like the Draft Lottery, there are ways for the NBA to make its All-Star Game a little more interesting, but for now we'll just have to settle for watching the hottest players from either conference go at it in the biggest glorified exhibition game of the year.
Thursday night was when we found out who was going to be making the trip to the All-Star Game this year, and the Western Conference roster wasn't that hard to predict.
Here's a look at the Western Conference All-Star starting lineup that will be headed to Toronto in a few weeks.
- Stephen Curry, Warriors
- Russell Westbrook, Thunder
- Kobe Bryant, Lakers
- Kevin Durant, Thunder
- Kawhi Leonard, Spurs
The Eastern Conference roster proved a little harder to predict than usual. Here's a look at the Eastern Conference All-Star starting lineup that will be headed to Toronto in a few weeks.
- Kyle Lowry, Raptors
- Dwyane Wade, Heat
- Paul George, Pacers
- Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
- LeBron James, Cavaliers