NBA All-Star draft will be televised in January

2018 NBA All Star Game

An exact date for the televised draft has not been revealed yet, but the Times reports January 30 and 31 have emerged as two potential targets for a TNT broadcast, depending on the availability of the two captains.

The NBA introduced a new All-Star Game format a year ago, in which a pair of captains drafted their teams based on which players were voted to the game by fans.

As the league looked to further the sport and remain a pioneer of sorts, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game saw notable changes both on and off the court.

The teams will be selected by the two captains, which are determined by the leading vote getters.

Why was the draft not televised in the first place?

LeBron James reiterated once again that he has no problem with the NBA televising the second annual NBA All-Star draft. It doesn't matter if you're first or last, you're 24 of the best in the world at that point in time. "It's All-Star Weekend", James said, according to's Ohm Youngmisuk, when asked if televising the captains' choices would be a good thing. I think everybody wants to see it.

James and Curry were the first captains to partake in the process last season. The game was much more competitive as Team James beat Team Curry 148-145. This is the right way to play an All-Star game with the Western Conference just way better than the East.

"I think, obviously, there are certain personalities that can add to it", James said.

The 2019 All-Star game is in Curry's hometown of Charlotte, which could lend him to getting more votes.



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