NBA All-Star Game 2013

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The NBA off-season has been great—or not. Honestly, we’re not sure how to feel about it.

But it does seem like heavyweights Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony will fulfill their dreams of playing on the same team, if only for a game.

The Eastern Conference has become nonexistent with the exception of the Cavaliers and the potential of the Sixers, and the West is full of super teams. While the first few games of the season are gonna be full of newfound rivalries, the All-Star Game is going to be on some other ish.

The NBA recently announced that the East and West teams are gone, and the captains will pick their own teams this season. The league says the starters with the most fan votes will choose from the pool of starters and reserve players. The All-Star Game will be on February 18 in Los Angeles.

Is this happening because the Eastern Conference is trash? Probably.

“I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said National Basketball Players Association president and newly minted Houston Rocket Chris Paul in a statement. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in LA.”

The only change we can all be excited about is that the teams will now be playing for charity. Now if only they can find a way to inject new life into the dunk contest….