Here are your Eastern Conference All-Star starters:
The Eastern Conference @NBAAllStar Starters Pool!@KDTrey5 (Captain)@Giannis_An34@JoelEmbiid@RealDealBeal23@KyrieIrving#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/BBozyd2NhK— NBA (@NBA) February 19, 2021
In the final fan tally, Jaylen Brown finished 5th in guards behind James Harden and Zach LaVine and ahead of yesterday’s and tomorrow night’s opponent, Trae Young. Jayson Tatum nearly made it as a starter as the 4th frontcourt player ahead of the Heat’s Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo:
LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be team captains and draft the All-Star Game rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves from each conference. The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft on Thursday.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) February 19, 2021
Final fan vote totals are below: pic.twitter.com/YMlN2pmzyZ
That doesn’t mean that neither player will ultimately represent the Celtics on March 7th in Atlanta for the mid-season classic. Fans select the starters and those totals make up 50% of the entire vote. The remaining 50% is split between the players and media. Here’s how they fared in those rankings:
Shouts the media for having Jaylen where he should be pic.twitter.com/papTlPQFSu— Evan Valenti (@EvanValenti) February 19, 2021
The rest of the roster will be revealed on February 23rd at 7 pm on TNT NBA Tip-Off. Those remaining seven spots are voted on by the coaches, but if they more or less are in line with the fans, players, and media, Tatum and Brown are near shoe-ins for the distinction.