When the NBA changed the All-Star game format, it came with a lot of mixed emotions. Some were opposed to the changes, while others were optimistic. But whether you hated it or not, the thought of having stars from opposing conferences play on a team together was enough to spark at least some enthusiasm.
And the drama that would no doubt come with those picks only made it more enticing.
Today, that moment has arrived. With the full All-Star draft rosters released (in which Steph Curry and LeBron James were captains), we finally get to find out what these teams will look like and, perhaps, get some insight into some of the league's juciest relationships.
Here's the roster for Team LeBron:
Starter: Kyrie Irving, G, Boston Celtics
Starter: Kevin Durant, F, Golden State Warriors
Starter: LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers
Starter: DeMarcus Cousins, C, New Orleans Pelicans
Reserve: Bradley Beal, G, Washington Wizards
Reserve: LaMarcus Aldridge, F, San Antonio Spurs
Reserve: Kevin Love, F, Cleveland Cavaliers
Reserve: Russell Westbrook, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
Reserve: Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana Pacers
Reserve: Kristaps Porzingis, F, New York Knicks
Reserve: John Wall, G, Washington Wizards
And the roster for Team Steph:
Starter: Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors
Starter: James Harden, G, Houston Rockets
Starter: DeMar DeRozan, G, Toronto Raptors
Starter: Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks
Starter: Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
Reserve: Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers
Reserve: Jimmy Butler, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
Reserve: Draymond Green, F, Golden State Warriors
Reserve: Kyle Lowry, G, Toronto Raptors
Reserve: Klay Thompson, G, Golden State Warriors
Reserve: Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves
Reserve: Al Horford, C, Boston Celtics
LeBron James reunited with Kyrie, Steph Curry paired with Giannis, Joel Embiid vs Kristaps Porzingis, Russ and KD together again... this is going to be good.