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Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend

Captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry drafted players from the pool of All-Stars and the winning team gets a $350,000 donation from the National Basketball Association to the charity it chose.

On paper, the game looks like yet another lopsided contest, the very thing the league hoped a draft would help avoid. Two season-ending injuries to Demarcus Cousins (torn achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) as well as a broken hand for Kevin Love and knee surgery for John Wall leaves Team Lebron four men down. Or, to borrow a phrase from the late radio legend Casey Kasem, "the hits just keep on coming".

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The show prior to the Celebrity All-Star Game at the Staples Center is as entertaining as the game itself with comedians taking time to loosen up and have fun.

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It makes sense when you think about it. The coaches decided to choose Andre Drummond, Paul George, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker as the four replacements. To further encourage competitive play, winning players will receive $100,000, whereas players on the losing team will only get $25,000. This will be followed by the NBA All-Star Rising Stars game which takes place on the same night and will be televised at 9 pm ET on TNT. Imagine the reaction of the player who got picked last, or a Warriors or Cavaliers teammate passed over by Curry or James for another player. We changed the format for the first time. Embiid has become a fan favorite for both his on-court play and hilarious trash talk, which frequently plays out on social media. It is an unjust system that favors big-time players, like James, Harden, Westbrook and Curry -- big-time markets such as New York, Washington, Boston and the greater Bay Area -- and success of the team in Golden State and Cleveland.

Commissioner Adam Silver comes to the podium: "With the first pick in the All-Star draft, LeBron James picks".

There is, however, still plenty of intrigue around the roster construction, especially on Team LeBron, where some former teamates are paired together after acrimonious break-ups.

LeBron James will be playing in the main event, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, this Sunday as Team LeBron goes up against Team Stephen.


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