Oladipo Named All-Star Reserve

6:53PlayCharles Barkley Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith reveal their East All Star reserves

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook led the other Western Conference players chosen as reserves, as the reigning MVP will have his seventh All-Star appearance.

San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge, Minnesota's Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns, Golden State's Draymond Green and Klay Thompson and Portland's Damian Lillard join Westbrook as reserves from the West.

The NBA has made changes to the format of the 2018 game. In case you're not privy, this years contest has a new format, with two captains in charge of selecting their own teams from the pool of players voted into the All-Star Game. Their rosters will be unveiled Thursday, though the selection process won't be televised.

Hip-hop group N.E.R.D. announced Friday that it will perform at halftime of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

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LeBron, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan were named as starters from the East while Steph, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will represent the West. In his first season with IN, he he is averaging 24.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for each game played. Williams has been the best player on a Clippers team that is somehow 23-23 despite injuries to, well, basically everyone else on their roster. Prior to the game, Hart and special guests will take the All-Star stage for an exciting opening and an entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams.

The designs represent a significant departure from previous NBA All-Star uniforms, which have never featured the players' standard team logos on the chest (although players simply wore their regular team uniforms, with no special All-Star design, from 1997 through 2002). One of the league's most dynamic floor leaders, he's leading the Trail Blazers in points (25.2) and assists (6.6).

Oladipo and Beal will both make their All-Star debuts this season, while Wall and Lowry will lbe returning for their fifth and fourth games respectively.

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