By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) - LeBron James earned his 19th All-Star selection tying the legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most career NBA All-Star Game appearances.
"James — the leading overall vote-getter — will be the captain of one of the teams for the Feb. 19 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, while Eastern Conference voting leader Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will captain the other side," NBA said in a statement.
James, the 38-year-old Lakers star, is also 157 points away from drawing level with Abdul-Jabbar's all-time NBA scoring record of 38,387 career points.
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and LA Lakers forward James will captain the NBA All-Star Game teams.
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will be held at Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz on Feb. 19.
- Eastern Conference starters:
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
- Western Conference starters:
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)