Why Everything Is Different For This Year's NBA All-Star Game

Quavo has been deemed Most Valuable Player of the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Bieber is no stranger to the All-Star Weekend, having won the MVP award in the 2011 celebrity game. This will be followed by the NBA All-Star Rising Stars game which takes place on the same night and will be televised at 9 pm ET on TNT.

Secondly, there are 30 teams in the National Basketball Association and 12 of them are not represented in the All-Star game, while Golden State boasts four players and six other teams boast two.

"We made this major format change to the All-Star Game this year", Silver said.

DeMita, a social media sensation, is on Team Lakers.

Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves receive their 2018 All-Star jerseys before the game against the Houston Rockets on February 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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First things first, the players are ranked on how good they are right now - this isn't a list about who has the most potential. Also, watch highlights from the game below. It is an unjust system that favors big-time players, like James, Harden, Westbrook and Curry -- big-time markets such as New York, Washington, Boston and the greater Bay Area -- and success of the team in Golden State and Cleveland.

I see Team Curry in an upset in this year's NBA All-Star Game. In a silly event featuring some moments of good basketball but many more moments of bad sports-ing, there is a full box score that has everything, even points in the paint and fast break points. "Team LeBron is not cursed".

Lakers' general manager Rob Pelinka struck a trade to acquire Isaiah Thomas from the Cavaliers, a move that will free up enough salary for Lakers President Magic Johnson to try to persuade both George and James to bring their talents to the West Coast this summer.

Even with only getting a limited shine compared to years past, Lasry certainly didn't ruffle (cough) any feathers and I'm sure Bucks fans will tune in to what he'll have up his sleeve next, should he continue the tradition in future editions.

The top three scorers in the first round advance to the championship round.

Now, for the first time, the world will get to see what it would look like to have the two irrefutably best basketball players of the modern era playing alongside one another.

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