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San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge joins Team LeBron for All-Star Game

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 8: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 8, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 8: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 8, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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LaMarcus Aldridge, the lone representative from the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, was selected to Team LeBron. Who else will join him?

LaMarcus Aldridge became the lone representative from the San Antonio Spurs to join the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Fellow Spur Manu Ginobili barely missed the cut, even though he has acted as a role player in the 2017-18 season, along with being age 40.

For this year’s game, the players with the highest vote total from the Eastern and Western Conferences, which was LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, respectively, become the team captains. They must select four of the voted-in starters, followed by choosing from the reserves.

Before Thursday’s NBA on TNT broadcast, Team LeBron and Team Stephen were announced. Aldridge was picked by James, joining a team that also includes:

  • Anthony Davis
  • Bradley Beal
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • John Wall
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kevin Love
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Victor Oladipo

#LaMarcusAldridge will join these guys on #TeamLebron next month in LA for the 2018 @NBA All Star Game! pic.twitter.com/aTNmDB6Pr1

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 26, 2018

This should make for a fun team to watch, with players like LeBron and Durant on the same side. Factor in Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins and Kyrie Irving, and that makes for a scary group to put on the court.

As for Aldridge, we could see him next to James or Cousins, creating a powerful front line. Even being side-by-side with Kristaps Porzingis.

The fresh lineup options are endless for Team LeBron and Team Stephen. Fans may enjoy seeing these players, that would never play together, be on the same side and get treated to an event that hopefully will not be a near 400-point game.

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The 2018 NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. There may be a Hollywood feel to the festivities, which should make this feel even grander.

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