Giannis named as starter for All Star Game & finishes first in player voting

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The "Greek Freak" and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has finished first in player voting, tied for first in media voting and second in fan voting. 

Milwaukee Bucks forward has been named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the league just announced today. Across the NBA, Antetokounmpo received the most player votes (226), tied for the most media votes (99) and was second in fan voting (2,530,211). Antetokounmpo will be a starter in the All-Star Game for the second consecutive season.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

“This is another great honor for Giannis as we continue to see his progression toward becoming one of the stars of this league,” Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd said in a statement.

“Being an All-Star Game starter in two straight seasons is a testament to Giannis’ work ethic and constant devotion to perfecting his craft. We look forward to seeing him once again play alongside and learn from the NBA’s best.”

Fans, players and media determined the starters for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, with fans accounting for 50 percent of the vote and the players and media accounting for 25 percent each.

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This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.