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Giannis Antetokounmpo selected as a starter for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

This will mark the fifth straight season that Antetokounmpo has been selected to a be a starter.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in action during an NBA basketball game...
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in action during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in New York. The Nets won 123-125. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)(Adam Hunger | AP)
Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 9:10 PM CST
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WMTV) - Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected to be a starter for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game Thursday for the fifth straight season, the league announced.

The Bucks explained that fans, media and players determined the starters for the game, with fans accounting for 50% of the vote. The media and players both made up 25% of the vote each, according to a news release.

Antetokounmpo received the second-most fan votes, second-most player votes and the most media votes among all Eastern Conference frontcourt players.

The team noted that Antetokounmpo his the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP and was the 2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year.

Antetokounmpo will be joined by other valuable starters, including Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James of the LA Lakers.

The two team captains, Durant and James, will select players from the pool voted as starters and reserves in order to make the team rosters.

The All-Star Game will take place Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

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