Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is ready to lead the Eastern Conference All-star in the upcoming 2023 Utah All-star game in February. The Greek Freak got 6,761,032 fan votes and will be an All-Star captain for the third time after earning that right in 2019 and 2020. Addressing the upcoming All-star game, Antetokounmpo issued a warning for his opposite number, LeBron James.
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In a video posted by the Milwaukee Bucks' social media account, Giannis is heard talking about his plans for this year’s All-Star event. The two-time MVP further stated that his top priority in the exhibition fixture will be to end LeBron's undefeated run in the All-Star games over the last few years.
"The goal is to beat LeBron's team," Antetokounmpo said. "They say GM LeBron has never lost in the All-Star game and hopefully this can be the first time he loses." The Greek Freak also revealed his first possible selection by stating that his teammate Jrue Holiday will definitely be part of his team.
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The 2023 Utah All-star game will be Antetokounmpo's seventh career selection and addressing the future, he hopes to play in seven more events as he never takes it for granted. He said, "This year is my seventh and I'm 28 years old. I will never take it for granted. Hopefully, I can have seven more, but you never know."
The All-Star Game returns to Salt Lake City for the 1st time since 1993 and will have a new format for the selection of the marquee exhibition fixture. For the first time, the NBA All-Star Draft has been scheduled before the game. The two team captains, LeBron and Giannis, will draft their teams from the selected players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.
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