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Joel Embiid named All-Star Starter

The big fella is heading to Charlotte

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For the second season in a row, Joel Embiid is starting in the NBA All-Star Game. Embiid was voted as one of three Eastern Conference front-court starters, along with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard.

The other starters in the Eastern Conference are Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Hornets guard Kemba Walker.

The two team captains will be Antetokounmpo and LeBron James, the leading vote-getters in their respective conferences.