NBA All-Star Game Adopts New 'Draft' Format

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The NBA has announced sweeping changes to the All-Star Game format, doing away with the traditional East vs. The Captains will be the most voted players from each conference.

The other major change to the game this year is that it will be played for charity. The captains will be the players who receive the most votes during fan voting.

As the Western Conference has had the upper hand on the court against the East over the past decade-plus - the East has won a higher percentage of interconference matchups just once (in 2008-09) since the start of the 2000s - so too, naturally, has the West had the lion's share of the star talent in the National Basketball Association.

The change is aimed at bringing some entertainment back to the game after the past two seasons saw the victor of the game score over 190 points.

TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters and captains on January 18th and the reserves on January 23rd.

There will still be 24 players, overall, selected for the All-Star team with the fans, players, and media all voting for the 10 All-Star starters same as a year ago. From there, the captains will draft the rest of their teams from the 22 other players in the talent pool.

The change was part of a joint effort from the league and the players' union - specifically union president Chris Paul.

"I'm thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us". "We're looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in LA".

"We're excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players' willingness to try something new", said Byron Spruell, the league's president of league operations.

This is the first time in league history we'll see players from different conferences teaming up for the All-Star game.

The coaches will be determined the same way as in the past. Both teams shot 56 percent in the game.

Steve Kerr of the Warriors and Brad Stevens of the Celtics are ineligible because they coached previous year.

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