USA Basketball announced Thursday its 28-player pool for the next three summers that features a wide variety of American standouts.
Stephen Curry, an NBA All-Star snub last year, is in position to start this year's game.
Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey.
LeBron James is the early vote-getter for the NBA All-Star game, edging Kevin Durant.
Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.
Kyrie Irving kicked off the aerial display with an alley-oop to Paul George. Cleveland's rookie point guard then showed off his long-range shooting skills.
All-Star Blake Griffin and rookie guards Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio headline the list of 18 players chosen for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during All-Star Weekend.
Neil Tardy on players whose draft stock is climbing or falling leading up to the season opener.