Antetokounmpo Becomes First Greek All-Star Team Captain in NBA History


The Greek Freak of the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, was officially named a starter and team captain for the East conference of the 2019 NBA All-Star game! This is Antetokounmpo’s third straight selection to the glitzy All-Star NBA game.

Lakers legend LeBron James was named captain of the West conference as the result of a vote which the NBA announced on Thursday. The starters were chosen by a vote which included ballots from mainly fans, but also players and the media.

Joining James as a Western Conference all-star are Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Golden State guard Stephen Curry and Houston Rockets guard James Harden.

Antetokounmpo is joined in the East by Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid in the frontcourt and two guards, Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets and Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics.

Reserves will be announced next Thursday, and the all-star game will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 17.