The NBA All-Star Game next February in Los Angeles will have a fresh feel thanks to changes the league announced Tuesday.
Gone is the conference format, where Western Conference All-Stars played Eastern Conference All-Stars. In is a format that allows two captains to select players from a pool of players voted in as starters and reserves.
The captains will be the two leading vote-getters from each conference. They can then pick any player they want without recognizing conference affiliation.
There will still be 24 total All-Stars, with 12 players from each conference being selected.
If LeBron James, an Eastern Conference star, is a captain, he could pick Karl-Anthony Towns, a Western Conference star, to play on his team.
We're guessing the NBA made these changes because the offseason moves made the Western Conference about a million times more powerful than the East, and with far more star players.