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One of the most entertaining parts of the NBA season is the annual All-Star game, which has been decided by two captains that draft their teams weeks before the game. That format is changing in a way that may make the festivities even more interesting for fans.

The NBA released a statement on Tuesday that detailed that the draft will now happen ahead of the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 19 in a live pregame segment on TNT.

It has still not been determined who the captains will be at this point, but Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo are currently leading their respective conference in the third returns of All-Star game voting.

This change is certainly interesting considering the captains will need to draft their teammates just hours before playing together on the court.

It seems like the NBA world is in favor of this change, making it feel like much more of a pickup basketball game which fans can relate to.

It will ultimately depend on how TNT goes about putting together this segment, but the idea of captains drafting their teams just ahead of playing on the court is creative and could be extremely entertaining.

This year’s All-Star weekend is taking place in Salt Lake City this year, which will include the yearly Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest, and Skills Challenge on Feb. 18.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.