NBA All-Star Game 2018-19: Analyzing the starting lineup for team LeBron
The NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most entertaining sports events in the world and thousands of basketball fans watch it every year. Spread over three days, it features several events but the most exciting and highly anticipated event is the All-Star Game.
The All-Star Game has 12 basketball players on each team and this will be the second time that the game is not played in West vs East format. Last year, Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen to win the All-Star Game.
This year, it is Team LeBron vs Team Giannis and it promises to be an exciting contest. In this article, let us take a look at the predicted starting lineup for Team LeBron.
James Harden - G
James Harden is having an unforgettable season and is averaging mind-boggling numbers. The guard has put the team on his back and is carrying them every single game. Even though the Rockets had a rough start to the season, Harden's heroics over a long stretch helped them get to the fifth spot in West.
Harden is averaging a ridiculous 36.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game this season. With Chris Paul out for the most part of the season, Harden went off and is currently on a 29-game streak of 30 or more points.
He is also one of the front-runners for the MVP award and will be interesting to see if he defends that award successfully. This will be Harden's 7th straight All-Star appearance and will be the only player from the Houston Rockets at the All-Star Game this year.
Harden received a lot of criticism as well for the number of free-throws he is attempting this year. He leads the league in free-throw attempts with 11.7 attempts per game.