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As the NBA season inches closer and closer it's finally time to accept the fact that Lebron James is on the Los Angeles Lakers and there are finally NBA prop bets available. 

 

One of the early season props is simply betting on who will make the 2019 NBA All-Star Game out of the Western Conference, which, given how loaded the conference is now, isn't the easiest decision. 


If there's one thing that's certain about the All-Star Game [or about as sure of a thing as there is in sports], it's that Lebron James will be a participant. He's been an All-Star 14 straight years, all for the Eastern Conference. However, switching conferences probably won't affect his All-Star ability. Only an injury will. 

To give some context for this, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite in the Eastern Conference with -2400 odds, Lebron is more than THREE TIMES more likely than the favorite in the East to make the All-Star Game. 


The West is also far more top heavy than the East is at the moment, as James Harden and Kevin Durant are at -1350 while Anthony Davis has the same odds as Joel Embiid, the second favorite in the East. 


It's honestly kind of hard to see any of the players on this list missing out on the All-Star game, but there are snubs every year. If you're really looking for more value, maybe Donavan Mitchell at +145 is more your speed, but still, there are a lot of big names in the West now. 


We'll have to wait and see who gets hurt and how the West actually breaks down, but one thing is certain: Lebron James will win the fan vote. 


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