As we enter 2018, the All-Star Game is just around the corner and the last few weeks have been spent voting for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game starters. But just a few days ago, the votes were finalized, and with the new format in place, LeBron James, who received the most Eastern Conference votes, and Stephen Curry, who received the most Western Conference votes, will be the team captains. Similar to how it is done on a street court for a pickup game of 21, LeBron will have the first pick out of a pool of players who were voted in as starters including James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, DeMarcus Cousins, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant.

Steph will then get the second pick and they will go back and forth from there to decide the two starting teams.

Since the news was spread, there have been many people questioning who LeBron should pick first in the All-Star team draft. And recently reporters asked the 14-time NBA All-Star that very question, to which he didn’t want to give away much.

LeBron will make us wait

After speaking on the Cavaliers' tight 104-103 victory over the Orlando Magic, the topic turned to the All-Star Game and LeBron being named to the position of team captain. With this responsibility, he has the right to choose the first player from the pool of players for his team. Reporters asked whether he had thought about it yet, and chosen someone in his mind already, to which LeBron said: “Yeah, I have.

I’ve thought about it.”

But as soon as they tried to get the King to tell them who it may be, or to give them a hint, he shrugged it off saying, “I’m not telling ya.”

So we have to continue to speculate who it might be. Could it be his ex-teammate Kyrie Irving? Could it be his rival Kevin Durant? Could it be the young and ferocious talent from the Milwaukee Bucks?

Who will it be?

It’s all about winning for the King

In previous years, the All-Star Game has turned into an event that is not really competitive and is a game that is seemingly played for fun with no defense for the first three-and-a-half quarters. But NBA commissioner Adam Silver has attempted to change that and make it a more competitive game, by using the new format, and the icon of current day NBA is all for it.

LeBron talked about the importance of building a team that wants to win, saying: “I’m trying to win. It’s the reason they did this format, to make it very competitive… The All-Star Game hasn’t been what it should be the last few years, and imma take it upon myself and obviously the rest of the guys to go out there and play the game the right way and compete, our fans deserve it. I’m gonna try build the best team I can.[sic]”