What to Expect from the 2020 NBA All-Star Game

This year’s all-star game, takes place in Chicago, Illinois. The starters and reserves have been picked with some notable snubs and changes have been made to the game to honor The Mamba.

New Rule Changes

#Kobe. We all grew up saying it no matter the circumstance. And, this all-star weekend we can remember him for the game that which he loved. As seen above, you can read every single change in detail that was made to the game. Short version, the team with the most cumulative points after 3 quarters, 24 points will be added to that and then the first team to that set amount, wins the all-star game. It is a fun, new way to not only honor Kobe put add a real competitive edge to this untimed 4th quarter.

NBA All-Stars

The 24-man field for the NBA all-star game is set. There have been some notable snubs like Devin Booker, Jaylen Brown, and more. However, each all-star selected, is valuable in their own way to their team. As well as, each all-star selected does indeed deserve to be an all-star. As like the previous two seasons, team captains (most votes for each conference) will pick teams draft-based style. Same captains, new faces. And, in new faces we have 1st-time all-stars such as Donovan Mitchell, Trae Young, and Bam Adebayo.

#Kobe

May the 9 beautiful soles that lost their lives on January 26, 2020 rest in the sweetest pieces. Including NBA’s own Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was an NBA icon and inspired a lot of this new generation including the likes of Trae Young and Luka Donฤiฤ‡, and the list goes on. Not to mention LeBron James lost his good friend. And, hats off to the NBA for honoring Kobe and Gigi with Team Giannis wearing #24 and Team LeBron sporting #2. As well as hats off to the NBA for rocking a patch honoring all 9 lives lost in the tragedy.

The 2020 NBA All-Star game will be exciting, fun, new while also being a sad time for basketball fans. With all the tributes to Kobe over the past 2 weeks, there will sure be more to come all-star weekend. But, I hope it inspires all 24+ players to continue to strive to be better to make sure that this is not their final all-star game.

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