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TigerinATL
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Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
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The NBA All-Star Game will switch formats this season, as two captains will select the teams regardless of which conferences the players play in, the league announced Tuesday.

The players who win the fan vote from each conference will be the captains.

...The format will add a layer of intrigue as the captains will have to consider an array of factors when making the playground-style selections and add spice to the event. It has the potential to create extra meaning as past, current and future relationships between players may be considered when making the selections.

The change was part of a joint effort from the league and the player's union -- specifically union president Chris Paul. It was discussed over the course of the last few years. The league had revamped the voting system last season.

...There will also be a new charity element added to this season's game. Each team will select a national or Los Angeles-area charity where donations from the game will be directed.

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So you get to pick your friends and you're playing for charity? They still probably won't play defense but maybe they'll be a little more into the game.
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Upperdecker
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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
Everyone's copying the NFL. Hockey just made the same announcement


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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
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Everyone's copying the NFL. Hockey just made the same announcement
And yet it was a bust in the NFL and they went back to the old format. Leave it the way it was.


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saintsfan92612
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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
well with about 12 of the top 15 players being in the western conference, this is probably a good short-term move


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gotiger
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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
Its because all the All-Stars are in the West. No way to have them all make the West team. Appeasing their big Egos


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Chad504boy
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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
CP3/Melo/Harden/Bron/DWade vs da Streets


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AlabamasSalaryCap
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re: Major changes to All Star Game, no longer East vs. West
You know what would add intrigue? Make the game fricking count.

Winner of the game's conference representative in the Finals gets home court advantage. There. Now you have a good game.


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