Report: NBA to televise 2019 All-Star Game draft


Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers cheer from the bench during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game against in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

The NBA will televise its draft for the 2019 All-Star Game, The New York Times’ Marc Stein reports.

Introduced during last year’s event, the NBA All-Star Game will once again see starters from the Eastern and Western conferences get voted in by the fans, and then the leading vote-getter from each conference get selected as team captains to choose his 11 other players — playground style.

Though it was seen as a great idea, many fans and even one of the captains of last year’s team, yearned for the entire process to be televised.

Now it looks like LeBron James will get his wish with, as Stein reports, with the All-Star draft to take place on either Jan. 30 or 31.

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game itself will take place on Feb. 17 in Charlotte.

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