The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will happen in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight, showcasing 26 of the league’s largest stars in an thrilling exhibition match. For the second straight 12 months, the NBA elected to buck the standard East vs. West format and as a substitute construct out the rosters primarily based on a captain’s draft. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had garnered probably the most All-Star votes of their respective conferences, have been chosen to guide up the 2 squads, alternating picks from a pool of starters chosen by the followers and reserves that have been picked by the coaches. For the primary time ever, the draft was televised stay, which added an additional layer of intrigue to the occasion.
Now that the draft is within the rear-view, oddsmakers clearly imagine that LeBron wound up with a greater assortment of expertise. The Los Angeles Lakers star’s group opened as a 6.5-point favourite to win tonight, which isn’t stunning given the sheer quantity of veteran stars up and down the lineup. James’ beginning 5 options three reigning MVPs in Finals MVP Kevin Durant—LeBron’s first total choice in back-to-back All-Star drafts— league MVP James Harden and All-Star MVP in himself, plus all-world expertise Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving within the different two spots. That’s a tricky group to cease, though Giannis’ crew will certainly put up a struggle. Aside from the Milwaukee Bucks celebrity, the workforce boasts Joel Embiid, Paul George, Steph Curry and Kemba Walker in its beginning 5 and was constructed to be a extra defensive-minded unit.
Those wanting to take a look at the remainder of the rosters, in addition to odds for every of those gamers to turn out to be the competition’s Most Valuable Player have discovered the correct spot. Keep studying for a full listing of All-Star MVP prop betting traces, in addition to the whole schedule, begin time, TV and stay stream viewing data, up to date odds and extra for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. You may also discover predictions on the result of the matchup and an MVP decide from professional handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com.
2019 NBA All-Star Game Schedule And Odds
|Time (ET) / TV||Event||Odds||Total|
|Sunday, Feb. 17|
|eight p.m. (TNT)||All-Star Game||LeBron -6.5||300|
NBA All-Star Game stay stream through TNTDrama.com / WatchTNT app.
NBA All-Star Game odds courtesy of BetDSI Sportsbook
NBA All-Star Game 2019 Rosters And Participants
|F||Kevin Durant||Golden State Warriors|
|F||LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers|
|F/G||Kawhi Leonard||Toronto Raptors|
|G||James Harden||Houston Rockets|
|G||Kyrie Irving||Boston Celtics|
|F/C||Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans|
|G||Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors|
|G||Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers|
|G||Ben Simmons||Philadelphia 76ers|
|F/C||LaMarcus Aldridge||San Antonio Spurs|
|C||Karl-Anthony Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|G||Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards|
|G||Dwyane Wade||Miami Heat|
|Head coach: Michael Malone (Denver Nuggets)|
|C||Joel Embiid||Philadelphia 76ers|
|F||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks|
|F/G||Paul George||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|G||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors|
|G||Kemba Walker||Charlotte Hornets|
|G||Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks|
|C||Nikola Jokic||Denver Nuggets|
|G||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|F||Blake Griffin||Detroit Pistons|
|G||D’Angelo Russell||Brooklyn Nets|
|C||Nikola Vucevic||Orlando Magic|
|G||Kyle Lowry||Toronto Raptors|
|F/C||Dirk Nowitzki||Dallas Mavericks|
|Head coach: Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks)|
2019 NBA All-Star Game MVP Odds
NBA All-Star Game 2019 Tweets
ESPN Stats & Info discovered that LeBron James is ready to tie Kobe Bryant for many begins in NBA All-Star Game historical past tonight:
Team LeBron faces Team Giannis within the NBA All-Star Game tonight.
It shall be LeBron James’ 15th straight All-Star begin, probably the most consecutive begins in ASG historical past (h/t @EliasSports).
Kobe Bryant (15) is the one participant with as many complete All-Star begins as LeBron. pic.twitter.com/lNazNt1zVy
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 17, 2019
Shane Coleman identified that the 2 representatives from the Philadelphia 76ers on this recreation shall be competing in opposition to each other:
Tonight as a substitute of being teammates , Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid will face off in opposition to one another as #TeamLebron takes on #TeamGiannis within the 2019 NBA All-Star Game tonight at 8pm E.T. on TNT. #Sixers pic.twitter.com/0Lyx5pA5lF
— Shane Coleman (@ShaneColemanNBA) February 17, 2019
Nick Paulenich dug up a paper poll for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game to indicate how a lot the voting course of—which is finished principally on-line now—has modified over the past twenty years:
How #NBAAllstar voting has modified. A paper poll from 1996-97. Sidenote: This was the poll for the 1997 NBA All-Star recreation held in Cleveland that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the league. pic.twitter.com/T8iclnMNxR
— Nick Paulenich (@npaulenich) February 17, 2019
Eric Alper highlighted one of many quintessential NBA All-Star moments in Marvin Gaye’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner:
On today in 1983, Marvin Gaye performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” earlier than the NBA All-Star Game.
Just watch. DAMN. pic.twitter.com/e25W2xJsnp
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) February 13, 2019
The official NBA All-Star Game account revealed distinctive Twitter emojis for each participant in tonight’s contest:
The #TeamLeBron #NBAAllStar hashtag emojis#LeBronJames #KevinDurant#JamesHarden#KyrieIrving#KawhiLeonard#LaMarcusAldridge #BradleyBeal #AnthonyDavis#DamianLillard#BenSimmons#KlayThompson#KarlAnthonyTowns#DwyaneWade pic.twitter.com/bR6KWboGa1
— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 17, 2019
The #TeamGiannis #NBAAllstar hashtag emojis#GiannisAntetokounmpo#StephenCurry#JoelEmbiid#PaulGeorge#KembaWalker#BlakeGriffin#NikolaJokic#KyleLowry#KhrisMiddleton#DirkNowitzki#VictorOladipo#DAngeloRussell#NikolaVucevic#RussellWestbrook pic.twitter.com/5FeTsazlZj
— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 17, 2019
NBA All-Star Game 2019 Quotes
All quotes courtesy of ASAP Sports
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker spoke about what it means to have the All-Star Game in his franchise’s house metropolis:
It’s superb. I am completely satisfied everyone seems to be right here. I am actually completely satisfied to be house. Welcome everyone into this metropolis. Everybody’s getting an opportunity to see it. I am getting a variety of good suggestions concerning the metropolis. That’s what I like to listen to. Loads of guys telling me, “This is my first time in Charlotte. I didn’t know how cool it was.” So I am actually excited to listen to that.
Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki admitted he received’t be a lot assist defensively for Giannis’ workforce, however thinks he could make an affect on offense:
I am unable to assist a lot on the defensive finish. I am glad [Antetokounmpo] drafted a defensive workforce. Hopefully, I could make a 3 or two. We’ll go from there. Obviously, I am not going to play that a lot. This is extra concerning the gamers that have been voted right here. I am simply right here to get pleasure from, and I am very appreciative of the chance to be on that stage once more.
Lakers future Hall of Famer LeBron James was requested about his emotions on the squad he selected to compete within the All-Star Game:
There’s a way of satisfaction each time you are competing, and such as you stated, I received the chance to hand-select my workforce. There is a way of satisfaction. I do know all of us noticed the best way the sport was final 12 months, and we’ll attempt to high it. Hopefully, it could actually come all the way down to the wire, prefer it did final 12 months, however we’ll see. We’ll see what occurs.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo mentioned what it means to be a captain within the All-Star Game together with LeBron:
It’s loopy. Before I got here into the league, I used to be wanting as much as [LeBron]. Right now I used to be within the locker room, and I used to be sharing a meal with Team Giannis. Like I am main the All-Star workforce. You know, choosing groups with LeBron James. If you informed me that six years in the past, I’d by no means, by no means, by no means thought I’d be on this place proper now.
Steph Curry, two-time league MVP from the Golden State Warriors, talked about what it’s prefer to compete in an All-Star Game hosted within the space the place he was raised:
It means lots. It’s sort of overwhelming, to be trustworthy. From the time I received right here Thursday morning to now, I am simply sort of making an attempt to get as a lot in as I can. Got to be just like the Energizer Bunny, struggle this fatigue, and simply have as many experiences as I can and see some acquainted faces, some acquainted sights. I’ve performed numerous video games on this constructing rising up, highschool, AAU-type stuff. It’s fairly superior to be again right here representing Charlotte the best way I understand how.
NBA All-Star Game 2019 Predictions
Against The Spread Pick: Team Giannis +6.5
Most Valuable Player Pick: Russell Westbrook +1200