Last year, the National Basketball Association switched up the structure of the All-Star Game by allowing the two players who received the most votes in each conference to serve as captains.
ESPN confirmed that the NBA and NBA Players Association have agreed to televise the two All-Star captains selecting their squads for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
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 NBA's new format for the All-Star Game is sticking around after a successful debut last season, and this time, it should get even better.
The league caught some flack last season for not televising the draft.
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After the teams were announced, LeBron, Steph and others around the league said they hoped the league would televise the draft in 2019. "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". I think everybody wants to see it.
James said the entertainment value would come down to who is chosen captains.
The 2019 All-Star game will take place on February 19.