Nigerian born Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to captain the Eastern conference at this year's NBA All-Star game - The Native

Nigerian born Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to captain his team against Lebron at this year’s NBA All-Star game

The NBA lit a competitive fire under it’s stars when the rules were adjusted to let the captains select the players on the roaster for the All-Star game. The rule changed from the traditional East vs. West matchup after lackluster games where all the players neglected their defensive roles for their more entertaining, offense intentions. This year, Nigerian born Greek player, Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged the most voted players and will captain their teams at the coming All-Star Weekend event.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lebron were voted captains by fans, current NBA players and a media panel. While those same voters are responsible for picking one of the five available pool of starters, the captains won’t have to stick to conference affiliation in choosing the rest of their rosters. The NBA All-Star game will hold on the 17th of February at Charlotte and perhaps, the Greek Freak will be able to stop Lebron from winning back to back All-Star games as a captain.

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