NBA All-Star Weekend brings us some of the best all-star festivities in all of professional sports, and it all ends with the All-Star Game that pits the top stars from the Eastern and Western Conference against each other.
There is no doubt that Miami Heat star LeBron James will be one of the players receiving honors and playing in the game next year, but he may be playing at a different position.
Instead of playing the three-spot like he generally does, there is some talk that James could be starting at center for the Eastern Conference in 2014.
The first set of results won’t be released until Thursday, and voting won’t conclude until Jan. 20, with the starters named Jan. 23. But James, Anthony and George are heavy favorites to gain the top three frontcourt spots. All three are technically small forwards, though Anthony and James both play in the post quite a bit. And of the three, James is the one who has actually guarded centers at times.
Therefore, he would be the center by default.
“That is hilarious,” James said. “That is crazy! I would start at center in the All-Star Game? Against Dwight Howard?”
While James specifically points out Howard, there is a good chance that James will be matching up against Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin.
No matter where he ines up and who he defends, it is going to be fun to watch LeBron out there against the best players in the NBA and showing off his skills that make him the best in the sport.