The NBA All-Show star Game goes via some major changes for this season, & it’s coming at the right time. Just as the league’s show star power shifted heavily to the West, the NBA formally announced in that it was taking away the East vs. West All-Show star format & going with captains.

This can be a acceptable concept. We’re coming off one of many more dramatic NBA offseasons in years of time of time, & this All-Show star Game format will give players a probability to go against buddies, frenemies & teammates. The- potential is countless.

Positive, we do not know what the All-Show star teams will look like, still these are a number of matchups we’d like to see.

Kevin Durant vs. Russell Westbrook

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We already saw the awkwardness unfold last season as both players have been on the same All-Show star squad. That was fun fun & kind of bizarre. However I’m a proponent of straight-up aggressive rivalries slightly than the passive-aggressive drama we saw from the All-Show star teammates. Them taking part in against one another can be much more entertaining.

LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving

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If the All-Show star format didn’t change, we’d likely have LeBron & Kyrie taking part in as teammates on the East roster. They will nonetheless be on the same team, which can again be awkward, still it might be completely more fun fun to see LeBron going against Kyrie following the dramatic breakup.

Stephen Curry vs. Klay Thompson

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Yes, let’s break up the Splash Brothers & see what happens only for fun. Just this one time.

Kristaps Porzingis vs. Carmelo Anthony

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This wasn’t a acrid breakup as much 'cause it was the Knicks committing to Porzingis as the face of their rebuilding franchise. However you can’t truthfully allege you don’t want to see Carmelo (sporting the hoodie, in fact) go iso on Porzingis in an All-Show star setting.

Gordon Hayward vs. Rudy Gobert

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Hayward’s decision to go to Boston meant in that he was giving up on the inspiration he & Gobert inbuilt Utah. However to be truthful, Utah plays within the West … with the Warriors. Boston doesn’t. While Hayward & Gobert play totally different positions, it will be absorbing to see them on the ground at the same time. As you in all probability observed, we’re on the lookout for all the strain at this All-Show star Game.

Isaiah Thomas vs. Dennis Schroder

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With the Hawks in a complete rebuild, Schroder could possibly put up All-Show star numbers this season. We hope he does, as can we hope he finally ends up taking part in against Thomas. The- 2 players have a historical past, courting back a pair years of time of time. The- 2016 playoff collection between the Hawks & Celtics was affected by trash-talk (& physical clashes) between the 2 players. They only don’t get alongside.