The NBA on TNT has actually revealed who will be the beginners for the upcoming 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
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The beginners for the East will be Trae Young, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kevin Durant. The West will be represented by Ja Morant, Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins and Morant are newbie All-Stars. DeRozan has actually been called to his very first All-Star video game considering that 2018. The King is the very first in League history to be called an All-Star starter for 18 straight years. KD will miss out on the All-Star celebrations this year due to the sprained knee he suffered early in January. This is the 5th year in the row the leading vote-getter from each conference will select their group. As the leading vote-getters, Durant and James will prepare their groups.
The beginners were identified by a vote divided among fans (50), media (25), and gamers (25). Reserves will be exposed on Feb. 3, and James and Durant will prepare their groups 7 days in the future Feb. 10. The All-Star video game will be used Feb. 20.