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LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead All-Star voting as NBA All-Star starters announced

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures to teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Denver.
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

The 2021 NBA All-Star starters were announced on Thursday night, and although Donovan Mitchell came close, no Utah Jazz players will be starters.

The Western Conference starters will be LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic and Stephen Curry.

Mitchell finished fourth in All-Star voting among Western Conference guards with the fourth most fan and media votes and the fifth most player votes. He was fourth behind Curry, Doncic and Damian Lillard.

The Eastern Conference All-Star starters are Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal.

The All-Star reserves will be announced on Tuesday and the All-Star festivities will take place on March 7 in Atlanta.

James and Durant lead the list of 10 players announced and will represent the West and East as team captains.

LeBron and Durant will draft the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference. TNT will air draft on March 4 at 6 p.m. MST.