LeBron James Earns Record 20th All-Star Appearance

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LeBron James at the "Hustle" film premiere in June 2022. Photo by MediaPunch/Shutterstock (12969126ar)

LeBron James was once again selected as an NBA All-Star, becoming the first player to achieve this accomplishment on 20 occasions. James was named among the 10 starters to appear in next month’s All-Star game in Indianapolis.

Passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most All-Star appearances in NBA history, James will be joined in the Western Conference team by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the five starters. The Eastern Conference team consists of Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton, and Bucks guard Damian Lillard.

“Kudos to him, man. He’s a victim of his own work and success,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said of James’ achievement. Currently in his 21st NBA season, James is averaging 24.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists for the Lakers.