NBA All-Star Game 2019: Eastern Conference starters include Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain one team in the 2019 All-Star Game. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain one team in the 2019 All-Star Game. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]

The NBA's All-Star starters have officially been named ahead of the February matchup.

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Just recently, NBA fans learned which players were named starters for the upcoming All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The top vote-getter in each conference will serve as a captain in the game and choose their team of representatives. Below is a look at the five players from the Eastern Conference selected to start in the annual game.

1

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The Greek Freak tallied the most votes of Eastern Conference players. He'll be one of two captains for the game, along with the West's LeBron James. Giannis is averaging 26.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game this season.

2

Kyrie Irving - Boston Celtics

With 23.7 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.8 rebounds a game, Irving has helped Boston stay competitive in the East. The 2014 All-Star Game MVP will make his sixth appearance in the game.

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