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NBA All-Star Weekend 2019: All-Star Squads, Team World vs Team USA Squads 

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NBA All-Star Game 2017
NBA All-Star Game 2017

The NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most popular and glorious events of the NBA, where the best of the best players compete against each other. This year's NBA all-star draft was televised for the first time in the history of the sport.

LeBron James (West Captain) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (East Captain) chose their teams according to the best interest to win the game. In this article, we will be briefly talking about the NBA All-Star teams and the Team USA & Team World.

This year's all-star teams look quite impressive as usual but there were arguably some snubs in the NBA all-star selection, notably, Derrick Rose's exclusion from the match was quite surprising.

Luka Doncic and Rudy Gobert are two other players who could have been selected for the reserves, but this is the world's best basketball players we are talking about, and unfortunately, everyone can't become all-stars.

Let's have a look at the Team USA and Team World for the Rising Stars game.

Team USA

Jarrett Allen

Marvin Bagley III

Lonzo Ball (injured)

John Collins


De'Aaron Fox

Jaren Jackson Jr.

Kevin Knox

Kyle Kuzma

Donovan Mitchell

Jayson Tatum

Trae Young

Team World

OG Anunoby

Deandre Ayton 

Bogdan Bogdanovic

Luka Doncic

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Rodions Kurucs

Lauri Markkanen

Josh Okogie

Cedi Osman

Ben Simmons

Hopefully, we will get an exciting fixture among these guns at the all-star weekend. It will see a number of second-year stars such as Ben Simmons, Donovon Mitchell and Jayson Tatum and a few rookies, most notably, Luka Doncic, DeAndre Ayton and Trae Young who will look to leave their impact on the game.

Now, let's have a look at the main focus of NBA All-Star Weekend i.e. the roster of the Team LeBron and Team Giannis.

Team LeBron

LeBron James - West Captain
LeBron James - West Captain

Starters: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden

Reserves: Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bradley Beal, Dwyane Wade.

Team Giannis

Giannis Antetokounmpo - East Captain
Giannis Antetokounmpo - East Captain

Starters: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Paul George, Kemba Walker

Reserves: Khris Middleton, Nikola Jokic, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, D’Angelo Russell, Nikola Vucevic, Kyle Lowry, Dirk Nowitzki.

The above-mentioned teams are the final teams for the upcoming NBA All-star weekend and we are hoping for a thrilling match between the two sides. This year's All-Star game had an exception i.e. inclusion of Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki as a tribute to their contributions for the league.