All-Star Game draft to be televised

2019 NBA All-Star Draft To Be Televised On TNT: Report

2019 NBA All-Star Draft To Be Televised On TNT: Report

The National Basketball Association and the N.B.A. Players Association have agreed to televise the playground-style draft in which two captains will select their squads for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., according to two people familiar with the plans.

The league introduced the new All-Star format last season.

The NBA introduced a new All-Star Game format a year ago, in which a pair of captains drafted their teams based on which players were voted to the game by fans.

A firm date for the televised draft has not yet been established, but January 30 and 31 have emerged as two potential targets for a TNT broadcast, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the plans publicly.

The league caught some flack last season for not televising the draft.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry were the captains a year ago, but now they both play in the Western Conference.

"What's bad about it?"

James said immediately after the draft the process should have been televised. "At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn't matter where you really go, so I think televise it". The most notable of which was in setting the East and West All-Star rosters. "But it all depends how much the captains are going to get into it, as far as their draft boards".

Last season, Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen 148-145.