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LeBron James Voted to Be All-Star Team Captain and Other Sports News

by kapil Mehta # Guest Blogger

LeBron is still at the prime of his game after being selected by fans and NBA players to start in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game in 2021. The game will take place in Atlanta this March 7th. This is the 17th time he will participate in the event, and he is ranked 3rd as far as the number of times playing in the All-Star game is concerned. The first one is Kareen Abdul-Jabber, who played 19 times. He is followed by Kobe Bryant, who played 18 games. All of them are from the LA Lakers. 

 

James will be joined by Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić, Nikola Jokić and Kawhi Leonard. They will team up for the Western Conference, and they will face Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bradley Beal, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving from the Eastern Conference.

Kevin Durant Misses Fourth Consecutive Game

Kevin is not playing for the fourth game in a row due to a hamstring strain. His team is facing the Los Angeles Clippers. Steve Nash mentioned that this is not a long-term injury. Because of the absence of Kevin, Steve said that the team would be cautious when playing. 

 

The injury happened during a game against the Golden State Warriors. This was his first game after having to sit back due to the pandemic. The strain on his hamstring is said to be mild. At first, they thought he would only miss two games, but this is the fourth already. 

 

A further word from Steve Nash, the Nets Team Coach, revealed that there is no definite time for Kevin Durant’s return. However, he also said that it is unlikely for Kevin to sit out on the upcoming All-Star game in March. If Kevin does not play, this will also have an impact on sports betting, as he is a superstar who leads his team to victory. If you are more of a sports watcher than a bettor or player, you can also enjoy sports-related instant games on the gaming sites like Vulkan casino online.

Chris Paul Now 6th in Career Assists

Chris Paul is now in sixth place for career assists, surpassing Oscar Robertson. The next goal is to beat all-time fifth in career assists, Magic Johnson. 

 

Chris Paul, who is playing as a point guard for the Suns, now has 9,888 assists. The next one he has to bear, Magic Johnson, has 10,141. Paul is bow 35, and experts have doubts as to whether or not he will be able to accomplish this next feat. 

 

Chris Paul beat Robertson’s record in the second quarter against Grizzlies where he passed the ball to Mikal Bridges, who made a 3-point shot.

All-Star Game Now Set in Date and Venue

Amidst the pandemic, the NBA All-Star game is all set. The game will be held on Sunday, March 7, in Atlanta, the home of the Atlanta Hawks. The action will start at 3:30 PM PT.

 

As part of the ongoing charity work of the NBA, $2.5 million will be donated to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The fund will also be used to support ongoing efforts for COVID-19, which means it will be used for health care and vaccines.

 

TNT will cover the NBA All-Star game from two o’clock in the afternoon. This will be followed by the Mountain Dew Challenge at 3:30 PM. The 70th NBA All-Start game will commence at 8 PM. The slam dunk contest will happen at the half-time show.

The All-Star Selection Has Weird Votes

We recently learned the 10 starters for the upcoming NBA 2021 All-Star game. The reserves will be announced next. On March 4, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be announcing their picks. After that, we expect that there will be a lot of discussions as to why some players were selected and why some were not. 

 

One weird thing that happened this time was that Anthony Davis got the most fan votes. However, he was not picked as a starter. So far, this is good because he has a calf injury, and he will likely miss the game anyway. 

 

On the other hand, the player with the least fan votes is Nate Hinton. He has only played for 19 minutes in his career, but 238 fans voted for him.


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