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On Jan. 25, Lebron James and Steph Curry became the first National Basketball Association players to select their own All-Star teams in a draft format.

Major League Baseball has all 30 teams represented in its All-Star game, why can't the National Basketball Association do the same?

There is, however, still plenty of intrigue around the roster construction, especially on Team LeBron, where some former teamates are paired together after acrimonious break-ups. While the reason seems good enough, most of the stars themselves (like LeBron James), were all for the draft being televised. DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love, John Wall and Kristaps Porzingis all were forced to pull out. The coaches decided to choose Andre Drummond, Paul George, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker as the four replacements. He also had five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

Bieber certainly fared much better than he did in last year's NHL All-Star celebrity game in Los Angeles, when he was memorably checked into the boards by Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger.

The NBA chose to not televise the draft, but on January 25 the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Stephen were announced. Curry designed his team around shooters and length.

The time when conference rivals like Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird teamed up against the likes of Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, and Hakeem Olajuwon some 30 years ago are gone.

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Tonight's gonna be epic, with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, JBL 3 Point Contest, and the Verizon Slam Dunk competition. Underappreciated players like DeMar Derozan and Al Horford will quietly contribute while The Greek Freak and the best social media presence in the NBA, Joel Embiid, will always put on a show.

Good news - if you are in the U.S., this will be straight forward, as the game is being broadcast by TNT for the 16th year in a row. "Let's see if the format works'".

Finally, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will sit out of the All-Star Game to get treatment on his left knee during the break.

Where Team LeBron looks as though it could explode due to competitive tensions of former teammates, Team Stephen is striking for the harmonious balance of its relationships.

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