NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Game Draft

Annette Crawford
November 8, 2018

ESPN confirmed that the NBA and NBA Players Association have agreed to televise the two All-Star captains selecting their squads for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte.

The draft will likely be aired on TNT and January 30 and 31 are looking like potential target dates, depending on the availability of the two captains.

The NBA's new format for the All-Star Game is sticking around after a successful debut last season, and this time, it should get even better. The NBA Players Association, reportedly at the behest of several high-profile players, argued that the draft order could embarrass those who were picked late in the draft process and therefore should not be broadcast.

After the teams were announced, LeBron, Steph and others around the league said they hoped the league would televise the draft in 2019.

The new format for the All-Star Game features two captains - the leading vote-getter from each conference - picking their team's playground style from the available pool of All-Stars. "Whether a decision to broadcast the draft will be made after this year's game, that will be determined going forward".

"What's bad about it?"

"I don't think you should televise that", Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time All-Star and member of the NBPA's executive committee, said in December. With LeBron now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference, we could be looking at a Greek Freak vs King James All-Star Draft.

With James now in the West, there's no shot for he and Curry to both be captains again. Depending on who represents the East this year as the captain, James, Curry or another West All-Star could be in for an unbelievable event when it's time to pick teams.

The 2019 All-Star game will take place on February 19.

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