The unique draft is over’… NBA All-Star Game, East vs. West again

The format of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game will be changed starting this season. It turns into a battle between familiar East and West conference teams. The draft method, which attracted attention due to the unique selection of players, will no longer be seen this season.

The NBA Secretariat announced on the 26th (Korean time), “The 73rd NBA All-Star Game to be held next year will return to the classic format,” adding, “It will be a match between East and West, and will be played with a traditional scoring system.”토스카지노 도메인

The NBA All-Star Game has been a competition between players selected from teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. The change came in 2018. At that time, the All-Star Game was changed to a draft format, where the two players who received the most votes in fan voting took turns nominating a player to form the roster. The players formed a team named after themselves, and they personally took the microphone and formed the roster. 

In this process, it attracted the attention of fans, with players who were close friends teaming up together and ‘bad actors’ meeting up. In particular, there was a game-like scene where Stephen Curry was defended by Kevin Durant and LeBron James as a double team.

In 2020, in honor of the deceased Kobe Bryant, a condition was added that the team that scores 24 points, Kobe’s number, at the end of the third quarter wins. In particular, there was no time limit in the 4th quarter, and the team that reached the target score won. However, some said that the tension was gradually decreasing, and some pointed out that unique combinations were no longer coming out.

In the end, the draft and target scores disappeared into history again.

Meanwhile, this NBA All-Star Game will be held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home stadium of the Indiana Pacers, in February next year. It has been 39 years since 1985 that the All-Star Game was held in Indiana. According to the NBA, it will be broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world and in more than 50 languages.

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