Kobe Bryant’s tragic death is still on the minds of a mourning NBA. Players continue to discuss Bryant’s impact on the Association and their own personal lives and careers. The 18-time NBA All-Star will get plenty of well-deserved recognition this weekend at the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend from Chicago.
This will be the third time in history that the Windy City hosts the All-Star Game and the first time ever that will be held at United Center, “The House That Michael Built.” Indeed, Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan ushered in a dominant era at the venue on venerable old Madison Street.
2020 NBA All-Star Game
All-Star LeBron vs. All-Star Giannis
|NBA All-Star Game
|When will the NBA All-Star Game be? Sunday, February 16, 2020, 8 p.m. ET
|Where will the NBA All-Star Game take place? United Center, Chicago, Illinois
|2020 NBA All-Star Game Odds at Betcris: Check Back Later
|Where to watch the 2020 NBA All-Star Game?: TNT
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2020 NBA All-Star Game Overview: All-Star LeBron vs. All-Star Giannis
For 2020 the NBA will once again tweak the format. In Sunday’s All-Star Game the first three quarters will be treated and scored as three separate games. Winners will assign money to their favorite charity causes. Additionally, there will be a cumulative score will be posted after those first three quarters. And in memory of the late great Kobe Bryant, there will be a target score of 24. While the new format will have gamblers busy figuring things out a lot of offense is expected for the NBA odds.
NBA All-Star Weekend
Keep in mind that the All Start Game is the final event of a great NBA weekend. Friday opens the three days of appointment viewing with the Rising Stars challenge that features the best first and second-year stars of the Association. Included among them will be New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation, Zion Williamson.
Saturday offers the Skills Challenge along with the Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest. Last year Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets won the Three-Point Contest and will defend his title against such stars as Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.
In the Slam Dunk Contest, four new starters will be in the field with defending champion Hamidou Diallo not participating. Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers and Derrick Jones Jr of the Miami Heat are the field. Howard was the winner in 2008.
TNT will televise both nights of action.
All-Star LeBron Team
Who are the All-Star team LeBron players?
All-Star Team LeBron Starters: Anthony Davis from the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard from the Los Angeles Clippers, Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks and James Harden from Houston Rockets.
All-Star Team LeBron Reserves: Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers; Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers; Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets; Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics; Chris Paul from Oklahoma City Thunder; Russell Westbrook from the Houston Rockets; and Domantas Sabonis from the Indiana Pacers.
NBA All Star Weekend - All Star LeBron Team Key Players
|All-Star LeBron Team Key Players:
|LeBron James, Lakers 25.0 PTS / 7.7 REB / 10.8 AST / 49.0 FGPCT / 34.7 3PPCT / 69.7 FTPCT
|C Anthony Davis, Lakers 26.5 PTS / 9.2 REB / 3.3 AST / 51.8 FGPCT / 31.5 3PPCT / 85.8 FTPCT
|SF Kawhi Leonard, Clippers 27.1 PTS / 7.5 REB / 5.2 AST / 46.4 FGPCT / 37.4 3PPCT / 89.1 FTPCT
|G Luka Doncic, Mavericks 28.8 PTS / 9.5 REB / 8.7 AST / 46.4 FGPCT / 32.1 3PPCT / 76.3 FTPCT
|G James Harden, Rockets 35.3 PTS / 6.4 REB / 7.3 AST / 43.6 FGPCT / 36.0 3PPCT / 86.9 FTPCT
All-Star Giannis Team
Who are the All-Star team Giannis players?
All-Star Team Giannis Starters: Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers, Pascal Siakam from the Toronto Raptors, Kemba Walker from the Boston Celtics and Trae Young from Atlanta Hawks.
All-Star Team Giannis Reserves: Khris Middleton from the Milwaukee Bucks; Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler both from the Miami Heat; Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both from the Utah Jazz; Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors; and Brandon Ingram from New Orleans Pelicans.
NBA All-Star Weekend - All Star Giannis Team Key Players
|All-Star Giannis Team Key Players:
|F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks 30.0 PTS / 13.5 REB / 5.8 AST / 45.9 FGPCT / 31.3 3PPCT / 61.4 FTPCT
|C Joel Embiid, 76ers 22.7 PTS / 12.0 REB / 3.2 AST / 46.6 FGPCT / 33.3 3PPCT / 81.5 FTPCT
|PF Pascal Siakam,Raptors 23.4 PTS / 7.6 REB / 3.4 AST / 45.5 FGPCT / 35.4 3PPCT / 80.3 FTPCT
|G Kemba Walker,Celtics 21.9 PTS / 4.0 REB / 5.1 AST / 43.7 FGPCT / 39.0 3PPCT / 86.6 FTPCT
|G Trae Young,Hawks 29.3 PTS / 4.6 REB / 9.0 AST / 44.5 FGPCT / 37.0 3PPCT / 84.5 FTPCT
2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Free Picks
First and foremost, NBA All-Star Weekend is meant to be fun for the players and fans. Gamblers should follow suit. There won’t be a lot of defense played as there never is when it comes to the All-Star Game. Props will be a popular route to take with the NBA Odds.
2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Pick: Bet over the total for each quarter and the game itself.
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