While this will be Tatum's fourth All-Star appearance (all consecutively), it's his first as a starter -- as he's averaging MVP numbers of 31.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per contest through 47 games.
"It feels great," Tatum said in his postgame presser following an overtime loss to the Knicks. "It's nothing in a sense that I want to get use to and I never take for granted. While I did expect to make the team, I never want to take it for granted. It's an honor and it's something I dreamed about as a kid. To be named an All-Star starter today meant a lot and I was really excited, you know? It's pretty cool."
Three voting groups determined the starters:— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 27, 2023
• Fans (50%)
• NBA players (25%)
• Media panel 25%)
Complete voting results here: https://t.co/M8btg7M0GP
Below are the overall scores for the top finishers at each position. pic.twitter.com/HQ9W20Z6Ke
The Western Conference starters are Lakers forward LeBron James (captain), Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, and Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.
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