Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend

Russell Westbrook

DeMita, a social media sensation, is on Team Lakers.

This year, the NBA All-Stars got comfortable with that process.

These captains get to draft from two pools of players: the starters and the reserves.

On paper, the game looks like yet another lopsided contest, the very thing the league hoped a draft would help avoid.

In a odd twist of fate, four members of Team LeBron have went down with injuries, including DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles), Kristaps Porzingis (knee), John Wall (knee) and Kevin Love (hand). "I wish it was more complicated than that".

Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves receive their 2018 All-Star jerseys before the game against the Houston Rockets on February 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Watson said before the game that he got some grief from his fellow golfers about taking up a second sport while in contention. One might think the game could just be another uncompetitive rout.

Williams will be among eight players in the two-round, timed shooting competition.

Traditionally, the All-Stars fixture has been based on the Western Conference versus Eastern Conference format, but that has been discarded to make it more personality driven in keeping with the demands of the times.

However if you're looking to watch the game online, you may struggle, as the game is the sole property of TNT in the USA.

Perhaps despite the fact that former Cleveland-teammate-turned-Boston-Celtics-superstar Kyrie Irving requested to be traded away from James and the Cavaliers, James selected him to be the starting point guard on his team for Sunday's game.

Commissioner Adam Silver comes to the podium: "With the first pick in the All-Star draft, LeBron James picks". "Team LeBron is not cursed".

- The stars will be out in Los Angeles, on the basketball court and all around it. "And I'm looking forward to getting to All-Star Sunday night". While the reason seems good enough, most of the stars themselves (like LeBron James), were all for the draft being televised.

Pop star Justin Bieber is set to compete in the annual National Basketball Association all-star celebrity game.

None other than Steph Curry, the back-to-back MVP, two time NBA Champion, and the greatest shooter to ever play.

The top three scorers in the first round advance to the championship round.

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