- The results are in!
Here are your 2020 All-Star Game Starters! Woohoo!
- Trae Young
- Kemba Walker
- Pascal Siakam
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (captain)
- Joel Embiid
- Luka Doncic
- James Harden
- Lebron James (captain)
- Kawhi Leonard
- Anthony Davis
Looks good to me.
The most shocking result comes with the selection of Atlanta point guard Trae Young. While he led the way in fan voting, many assumed because of the Hawks 11-34 record that Young would end up fighting for a reserve spot. However, the second-year guard finished third in player voting and second in media voting, which kept him locked in as a starter.
Otherwise, I suppose one could label Pascal Siakam’s nod as a bit of surprise, especially with how well Jimmy Butler has been able to lead the Miami Heat. But, ultimately, Butler finished 6th in player voting compared to Siakam’s third-place finish and that certainly played a role.
As for the Western Conference, well, everything makes perfect sense.
Now, with the starters out of the way, we await the All-Star Reserve results. We’ve talked about Zach LaVine’s fate numerous times before, but no Kyrie Irving officially in the starting five could boost his chances at least a bit. Considering all the time Irving’s missed, it’s possible he doesn’t make the cut as a reserve.
Still, with all the other options that remain out there (Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons, Kyle Lowry, Bradley Beal, etc), it’s hard to imagine LaVine will make the cut.
He finished 5th in fan voting, 6th in media votes, and 7th in player voting. Not to shabby, but not good enough. Now, it’ll all come down to coach votes to decide the reserves, which will be announced on January 30th.
You can look at all the final results by clicking here.
In other news, it looks like the All-Star uniforms leaked, and they seem to be drawing some conflicting opinions:
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) January 24, 2020
Anyway, we’ll keep you updated on any future All-Star news. All-Star Weekend in Chi-town is under a month away!