Kevin Hart To Open Up The 2018 NBA All-Star Game

6:53PlayCharles Barkley Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith reveal their East All Star reserves

The NBA All-Star Game takes place February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Porzingis almost made the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a starter, but fell just short behind Joel Embiid for the final frontcourt spot in the overall voting.

With the new NBA All-Star format, top vote-getters of the respective conferences in LeBron James and Curry will choose the two teams, picking players from the pool of starters and reserves without regard for conference affiliation.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the rosters drafted by LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be announced in a one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off. Continuing to keep the third leading role is the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (791,332).

Other starters voted in are Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, Boston's Kyrie Irving, Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, Golden State's Kevin Durant, Houston's James Harden, and New Orleans' Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

James will pick first and the two star will draft teams, selecting first from among the game's starters named last week and then from the reserves. Working against him? The fact that he missed 17 games due to injury and plays in the same conference as an abundance of talented guards.

Those East rookie All-Star reserves join a group that owns a combined 19 All-Star appearances among them.

The 2018 NBA All-Star rosters are now officially set.

LaMarcus Aldridge was also picked for his sixth All-Star appearance with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green completing the quartet of Golden State Warriors at the All-Star weekend. He's also shooting threes at a high clip, playing off the ball when Russ is running the show, and running the offense himself at times, too.

Porzingis leads the Knicks in scoring, averaging 23.3 points.

Andre Drummond is having one of the best seasons of his career and somehow didn't make the all-star game. But he's still close to that triple-double level this season (24.8 points, 10.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds).

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