The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner and fans are already excited to see the best players in the league come together to showcase their skills.
However, with three players dropping out due to injury, fans were left wondering who would take their place. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has finally announced the replacements and fans are sure to be thrilled.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam will step in to replace Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant, and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.
This will be the first All-Star selection for both Edwards and Fox, and the second for Siakam.
Edwards, the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is having a career year with 24.7 points per game, six rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game.
He leads the league in total steals and minutes and is on track to become one of the league’s best players.
Fox, on the other hand, averages 24.2 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game.
He leads the league in clutch points, making him a valuable addition to the All-Star lineup. Siakam, a seven-year NBA veteran, is averaging 25 points, eight rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game, and has already proven himself as an All-Star.
The three replacements will join Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen, and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant as starters in the All-Star Game.
These three players were previously selected as All-Star reserves and will now get the opportunity to shine on the big stage.
The All-Star Draft will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT (Monday, Philippine time), and fans can tune in live on TNT. Edwards, Fox, and Siakam will be selected with the reserves, while Embiid, Markkanen, and Morant were selected with the starters.
This will be a historic moment as fans will get to see the All-Star lineup come together for the first time.
The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. Fans can watch the game live on TNT or listen on ESPN Radio.
With the addition of Edwards, Fox, Siakam, Embiid, Markkanen, and Morant, fans are in for a treat as the best players in the league come together to create an unforgettable show.
On the other hand, this year’s game will see the debut of the new Jordan Brand All-Star uniforms, which have been designed to pay homage to the stunning landscapes of Utah.
The jerseys feature gradient color treatments that reflect the colors of the sky at sunset, the mountains, and the golden hues of a Utah sunset.
The shorts feature five stars that align in the formation of Utah’s five national parks, while the vertical stripe on the side of the jerseys is a nod to the Bonneville Salt Flats canals.
The 2023 NBA All-Star logo is featured on the side of the shorts and on the back neck of the jersey, with subtle mountainous patterns woven into the design.
The Jordan Brand Authentic and Swingman All-Star uniforms are available for early access purchase on Nike.com, with wider availability on NBAStore.com and select retailers from Feb 2.
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT in the US and reach fans in over 200 countries and territories in more than 50 languages.
The All-Star uniforms are sure to be a hit among fans and players alike, as they represent the beauty and majesty of Utah and its landscapes.
With the All-Star Game just a few weeks away, fans are gearing up to see their favorite players hit the court in style.
Whether they’re tuning in from home or attending the game in person, the new Jordan Brand All-Star Uniforms are sure to be a highlight of the event.