A new format with a 24-point target to win for the team leading the NBA All-Star game at the start of the fourth quarter will be implemented for this year’s edition, to be held Friday, February 16 in Chicago.
Team Giannis, led by Milwaukee Bucks star and current NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Team LeBron, led by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, will battle for a total of $500,000 to be given to charities of each team’s choice.
Whichever team leads at the end of the third quarter will have a 24-point goal to meet – honoring Kobe Bryant through the second of his two uniform numbers, 24. The team trailing at the end of the third will have to score 24 points and their third quarter deficit as well to win.
The total rules, which are pretty complicated, are explained below.
The NBA announced today a new format for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game that makes the outcome of every quarter count for charity. The changes include a new fourth-quarter format that will honor the late Kobe Bryant.— NBA (@NBA) January 30, 2020
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