The NBA All Star Game is coming. Here’s my starting five.

By Thomas Romano

The NBA All Star game is March 7.  If I could pick a starting five, here’s who it would be: 

Lamelo Ball – Ball is one the best rookies in the NBA right now. Averaging 26 pts, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 blocks. Ball was best known for his deep 3 pt range, flashy passes and crossovers. But after a camera caught him taunting Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley during a game last Monday, he’s not famous for his trash-talking, too. 

Kyrie Irving – Irving’s game is like Ball’s but better. Irving averages 39 points per game. He’ss a 6-time All-Star and two-time member of the All-NBA Team and he won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. 

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Anthony Davis – Davis is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has been named to four All-NBA First Teams and six all defensive teams, but he’s never been named Defensive Player of the Year.While not winning the award he was a big part of helping the Lakers hold the third best defense all season. 

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Lebron James –  The one and only. The king. The goat. James is averaging 27 pts per game, 7 reb, 9 assists and 3 blocks. Even at age 36 he is still one of the most  talented basketball players in the world. James has won three NBA championships and has been to the Finals 10 times throughout his already historic and hall of fame worthy career. 

Kevin Durant – His career averages are 27.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, Durant has earned All-NBA honors eight times (2009–2014, 2016–2018) and was voted Rookie of the Year in his debut season.  Kevin Durant had won an NBA MVP award. Kevin Durant established himself as one of the best players of his generation while only in his early 20s. 

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