The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will feature its classic format

Oct 25, 2023, 3:46 PM | Updated: 3:55 pm

The NBA All-Star Game Champions trophy is displayed after the 2023 NBA All Star Game between Team G...

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 19: The NBA All-Star Game Champions trophy is displayed after the 2023 NBA All Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at Vivint Arena on February 19, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

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On the second day of the 2023-24 regular season, the NBA announced that their 2024 All-Star Game will return to its classic format. Two captains have drafted their teams from the selected All-Stars for the past six seasons. They’re back to the Western Conference facing off against the Eastern Conference in four twelve-minute quarters.

One aspect that will carry over is that each team will still compete to win each quarter for a charitable organization of their captain’s choice. These changes will not affect the voting process, with 12 players representing each side as voted on by fans, media, coaches, and players around the league.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday, February 8th, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, home of the Indiana Pacers. According to the release, “the 2024 NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT in the United States and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 50 languages.  Indianapolis will host NBA All-Star for the first time since 1985.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently teased the topic on ESPN’s First Take. “We’re looking at some potential changes in format… maybe a return to something more traditional in terms of how the teams are presented,” he said one week ago. “We went to sort of this captain and draft notion, but historically, it was East vs. West.”

The ELAM ending, where teams had a target score in the final quarter, will also be discontinued despite it seeming to be a fan favorite. Returning to the classic East vs. West conference matchup should be a familiar feeling for most viewers.

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