NBA All-Star Game, draft method eliminated… Return to East-West confrontation

NBA Secretariat Announcement

Reporter Seo Jang-won = The National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game will change from the 2023-24 season. The previous draft method will be abolished and the competition between East and West will return.

According to ESPN on the 26th (Korean time), the NBA Secretariat announced that starting this season, the All-Star Game will return to its original format between East and West.

Accordingly, the 2023-24 NBA All-Star Game will be held as a single match between the Eastern Conference team and the Western Conference team, and each conference team will consist of 12 players.

The NBA has used the method of forming teams through the draft since 2018. The two players from the two major conferences who received the most votes in the fan vote are nominated to form a team. The game also had a rule where a ‘target score’ was set and the team that exceeded that score won.토스카지노 주소

Although this method was initially well-received, it was pointed out that tension was gradually decreasing, and eventually, after discussion, the NBA secretariat chose to return to the previous method. It will be played head-to-head between East and West, and the game will be played over four 12-minute quarters with no target score.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver explained the changes to the All-Star Game, saying, “This year’s theme is ‘Return to Basketball.’”

Meanwhile, this season’s NBA All-Star Game will be held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home stadium of the Indiana Pacers, on February 19th next year.

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