Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named a starter for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced today, marking the sixth consecutive season that he has been voted an All-Star Game starter. With his sixth All-Star selection, Antetokounmpo ties Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most All-Star selections in franchise history.
Fans, media and players determined the starters for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, with fans accounting for 50% of the vote while the media and players accounted for 25% each.
In his ninth NBA season, the league’s two-time Most Valuable Player and reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player is averaging 28.6 points (4th in NBA), 11.2 rebounds (7th in NBA), a career-high 6.0 assists (20th in NBA), 1.45 blocks (T-9th in NBA) and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 53.1% from the field (13th in NBA). He’s one of only three players to rank inside the league’s top-10 in both scoring and rebounding and is one of only two players averaging 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists this season.
Antetokounmpo, who was named the 2021 NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player after scoring a game-high 35 points on a perfect 16-for-16 shooting, enters this year’s All-Star Game as the game’s all-time leader in scoring average at 28.8 points per game.
Joining Antetokounmpo as starters for the 71st NBA All-Star Game are Stephen Curry (Golden…