National Basketball Association announces the starters for the 2019 All-Star Game

Nike unveils Jordan Brand 2019 NBA All Star Edition Uniforms

Unsurprisingly, the two All-Star captains this year are the same that led the fan voting from the beginning, as LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were the top vote-getters in their respective conferences.

George was ranked fourth by the fans, players and media.

The media ranked Simmons the third-best East guard, fans had him in fourth while players had the Australian fifth.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Stephen Curry and James Harden will start for the Western Conference.

Nike's Jordan Brand on Thursday unveiled the 2019 NBA All-Star Edition uniforms that will be worn by players during the game at the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte Feb. 17.

The reserves - seven from each conference, selected by National Basketball Association head coaches - will be announced next Thursday.

The starters were decided by votes from fans (worth 50 per cent of the total), media members (25 per cent) and current National Basketball Association players (25 per cent).

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It's the third All-Star selection for Leonard, who was also voted into the 2016 and 2017 games when he was a member of the San Antonio Spurs. The East starters are Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose were among the fan favorites who were high in the voting tally that did not make the cut as starters. But you want the guys that deserve to be in the All-Star Game, who had the best first half of the season, to be able to go live out a dream.

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Butler has appeared in just 38 games this season (28 for the 76ers), averaging 19.6 points per game, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

There's still hope for Wade to make one final All-Star Game before he retires, but it will have to be as a reserve.

The Raptors forward was selected a starter in next month's all-star game in Charlotte in voting among fans, players and a media panel. From there, James and Antetokounmpo will choose their rosters on February 7, with conference affiliations irrelevant.

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