Jordan Brand 2019 NBA All-Star Edition Uniforms
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jan 26, 2019,
Jan 26, 2019, 0:39
Shown above, the 2019 NBA All-Star Edition uniforms are inspired by this year's host city, Charlotte, and its first NBA All-Star Game back in 1991. Starters from the Eastern Conference are Antetokounmpo, Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, and Embiid. James (4,620,809 fan votes) and Antetokounmpo (4,375,747 fan votes) led their respective conferences and position groups in fan voting.
The reserves - seven from each conference, selected by National Basketball Association head coaches - will be announced next Friday (AEDT).
- LeBron James, Lakers (15th All-Star selection): With three NBA All-Star MVP awards, the career All-Star scoring leader (343 points) is one shy of the record shared by Bryant and Bob Pettit.
The captains will participate in a draft to select from the pool of players to determine which players play for Team LeBron and which players play for Team Giannis. Last year's draft was not televised.
The starters' selections were a product of voting from the fans (50 percent), players (25 percent) and media (25 percent), with fan votes serving as the tiebreaker.
Every player on the Heat roster received votes either from the fans, players or media, including two-way players Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten.
Australia's Ben Simmons has missed out on being named a starter for next month's NBA All-Star game.
Milwaukee Bucks giant Giannis topped voting in the East, with 4.3m fan votes and the most votes from current National Basketball Association players, with 269. He will need the coaches to vote him in as a reserve despite receiving a lot of fan votes.
Harden finished first among Western Conference guards in voting by media, second by players, and third by fans. Rose ranked fourth on the players' ballots and sixth on the media's, while Wade ranked sixth on both.