Siakam recognized by fans as a first-time NBA all-star

Published On January 24, 2020 | By PirasanthGunasekaram | Sports
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports)
Pirasanth Gunasekaram and Kevaughn Wilson

About 10 years ago, Pascal Siakam was studying to be a priest. Now, he’s an NBA all-star.

On Thursday night, the NBA announced the starters for the 2020 all-star game in Chicago. Siakam will participate the game with Lebron James, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokoumpo.

Kevaughn Wilson filed this video report.

The reserves for the all-star game will be announced next Thursday.

The game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16.

This is a part of the all-star weekend with the rising star challenge and the celebrity game taking place on Valentine’s Day.

The skills challenge, the three-point contest and the slam dunk contest taking place on Feb. 15.

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