Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was the top votegetter among Eastern Conference players, and will therefore be a starter and team captain for the NBA All Star Game on February 17. It will be his second All Star appearance.
Team Giannis will face off against Team LeBron, as the LA Lakers’ Lebron James was the top votegetter overall. The captains will choose their teams in a playgroud-style draft live on TNT on February 7.
Antetokounmpo is in the middle of an MVP-caliber season, averaging 26.5 points on more than 57 percent shooting in 43 games.