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Stein: NBA plans to televise All-Star Game Draft this season

Stein: NBA plans to televise All-Star Game Draft this season

Team LeBron ended up taking down Team Steph 148-145 last season, and there weren't a whole lot of complaints to be had. People loved to see LeBron James and Stephen Curry pick who they wanted to play with. The NBA did away with the traditional EAST-WEST style All-Star games and had two captains (LeBron & Steph Curry last year) pick players from a pool.

Last season, LeBron James led all vote-getters with more than 2.6 million votes - slightly ahead of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had the second most All-Star votes of any player in the league.

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Marc Stein of The New York Times has the reports on this interesting decision by the league.

The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement to televise the NBA All-Star draft this year.

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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. It doesn't matter if you're first or last, you're 24 of the best in the world at that point in time. The only complaint that was well-publicized was the fact the draft itself was done via conference call and not televised. I don't think it'll be bad. This is the right way to play an All-Star game with the Western Conference just way better than the East.

It was hard to imagine the National Basketball Association going back to the East-West layout, especially when LeBron James took his talents to Los Angeles.

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The game was indeed a little more competitive because of it, so they are going to try it again this year in Charlotte.