Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant stays captain of the NBA All-Star Sport regardless of not taking part in
NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant will continue to serve as the NBA All-Star Game captain despite a hamstring injury preventing him from playing.
Durant and his all-star game captain LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will each draw up a list of selected all-stars from the pool. The All-Star Draft will air on March 4th on TNT.
It remained unclear whether Durant will travel to Atlanta for the game on March 7th.
Durant has missed the Nets’ last seven games with a thigh strain and was excluded from the All-Star hiatus. NBA commissioner Adam Silver named Domantas Sabonis as Durant’s in-game replacement, and Jayson Tatum was named an All-Star Starter in Durant’s absence.
Durant is an 11-time All-Star, averaging 29 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists for Brooklyn this season.