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LeBron James and Stephen Curry to captain NBA All-Star teams

LeBron James and Stephen Curry to captain NBA All-Star teams

Although the NBA All-Star game on Feb. 18 at Staples Center will be played under a new format, most of the starters’ faces should be familiar after the league announced the top five vote-getters in each conference Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led the balloting in the East and West, respectively. They will be the captains for the All-Star teams, which will be selected during a draft by the two superstars. Their first four picks must come from the pool of eight other top vote-getters.

It will be James’ 14th consecutive All-Star appearance, one short of Kobe Bryant’s record, and Curry’s fifth. James will get...

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