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This season will have a new format for the 2018 All-Star Game, with a draft taking place before the weekend’s festivities. It will have the two team captains, who are the top vote-getters of each conference, selecting their teammates from appointed All-Stars. Since it is a new way of determining who takes part in the annual event, it has increased the intrigue from the fans who want to have a better understanding of how it works.
The annual slam dunk is probably the most unpredictable event of the NBA All-Star weekend. When in full swing, it can be not only the highlight of the weekend but even the regular season. The American Basketball Association (ABA) held the inaugural slam dunk contest in 1976 with Julius Erving being crowned its first champion. The NBA eventually adopted the concept for the first time in 1984 when Larry Nance won the title.