The 68th NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis will take place on February 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
With the 2019 NBA All-Star Game fast approaching, the reserves were officially announced.
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Wade has made it clear throughout the process he did not want to take an All-Star spot from a player who deserved it just because it's the final season of his Hall of Fame career, and he didn't. "There's a lot of guys that get their first chance to be All-Stars, and if they deserve it then they deserve it and they should have those spots".
There will be at least one injury substitute named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, since Pacers guard Oladipo suffered a season-ending leg injury recently. Because LeBron had the most votes, he will make the first pick in the first and third rounds and Giannis will have the first pick in the second round.
The 25-year-old has had a breakout year averaging 15.4 points and 10 rebounds a game this year for Oklahoma City.
Nowitzki was already going to have a big role in All-Star weekend, after agreeing to be an honorary coach in the Rising Stars game on Friday night and the skills competition as part of All-Star Saturday Night.