The NBA All-Star Game starters for the Western Conference and Eastern Conference have been announced and, unsurprisingly, there’s some purple-and-gold on the Westside. In fact, there are two Lakers in the lineup as LeBron James and Anthony Davis have both been awarded the opportunity to start for the Western Conference. It’ll be LeBron James’ 16th NBA All-Star appearance while this will be the 7th time for Anthony Davis. They join Luka Doncic, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard in the West’s starting lineup.
2020 West All-Star starters:
Dallas’ Luka Doncic
Houston’s James Harden
Lakers’ LeBron James (captain)
Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard
Lakers’ Anthony Davis
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 24, 2020
This also marks the third year in a row where LeBron James will be a captain as a top fan, player, and media vote-getter. LeBron has won the All-Star Game MVP three times while Anthony Davis won the award in 2017’s All-Star game that was located in New Orleans, his old stomping grounds. He scored 52 points in that one in front of his home crowd and you have to wonder if he will try and go off again in this one as he will be playing in front of his literal hometown crowd in Chicago.
LeBron and AD making the NBA All-Star Game is also huge in regards to the Lakers, as this will be the first time that two Lakers have made the NBA All-Star Game roster since Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard in 2013.
Congrats to LeBron and AD!