Big Changes for NBA All-Star 2018 Game

    By Allie Shriver

    NBA All-Star 2018

    Have you heard? The NBA is changing things up on us – there is a new NBA All-Star Game format! Traditionally, there are 24 players elected by fans, media, coaches, and other players who are split by East and West. Each team has 12 players and they play against one another for bragging rights. This year, things will be different!

    The New NBA All-Star Game Format

    There is no more East vs West. This year there will be two teams comprised of 12 players each. The players will still be selected the same way; via nomination. However, this year there will be two captains who will draft their teams from the selected pool of starters and reserves. This is a great way to change up who plays with who and who the captains have always wanted to play with. It’s the draft you never knew you wanted to see! The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.NBA All-Star Game New Format

    This year will also bring another new element to the game, winning for money. While the money isn’t going to the players, it is going to a Los Angeles-area charity or national organization that will bring the money to local efforts. Each team will select their charity and play their hearts out to help these organizations and for of course, bragging rights.


    NBA All-Star Starters vs Reserves

    The selection process is a bit tricky so here’s a quick overview. There will be 24 All-Stars, with 12 players from each conference earning spots.  The 10 starters – two guards and three frontcourt players per conference – are chosen by a combination of the fans (50 percent of the vote), current players (25 percent) and basketball media (25 percent). The NBA’s head coaches select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences.


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     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 


    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Kristen Doolan

    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.


    Evan Chronis

    Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.