Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid named starter on NBA All-Star team

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"I'm not sure who voted, but put it out there - whoever voted for me, I really appreciate it", said 76ers guard T.J. McConnell, the proud recipient of two starter votes from players.

Instead, Boston Celtic's Kyrie Irving and Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan earned the starting roles on the Eastern Conference team.

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Well, the day has arrived, and people want to know what Rihanna will do now that Embiid has fulfilled his end of the deal. Each captain must pick four players from the 10 starters.

Indeed, it was the fans who helped Embiid go over the top. The Knicks are 20-25. The rest of the West starters are Kevin Durant of Golden State, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, and James Harden of Houston.

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Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers center, was named as an NBA All-Star for the first time on Thursday, before the 76ers played the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

Porzingis will likely be voted in as a reserve by the head coaches. They will select their teammates in a draft. After missing his first two seasons due to two foot surgeries, his 2016-17 campaign was cut short by surgery on his left knee. Each player's score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. He came all the way from Cameroon to chase his dream as a teenager, having to clear several major hurdles just to play in the National Basketball Association at all. He was sixth in both the player and media votes.

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It's been a breakout year for the Sixers, the team shows flashes of something special when Ben Simmons and Embiid play together. They'll be charged with voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position from their respective conference. After a win in Boston, TNT's Kristen Ledlow rehashed the 23-year-old's lust for Rihanna in a post-game press conference, "Years ago you were denied by a young woman, who told you to come back when you were an All-Star".