There's been All-Stars for years, and the past six years probably certain lineups and notable guys that have been playing together in the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, and now you can switch it up a little bit.
This new playground-style format of selecting players has added an extra level of intrigue to the occasion as it will be interesting to see who picks who. "Until you run out of those options, then you have to figure it out".
Ten days after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers to win his second National Basketball Association title, 27-year-old Draymond Green still has some shit to talk.
If it's about winning, there shouldn't be a surprise that he wants to choose the players he wins with on a regular basis.
The league is hoping the new changes will bring a level of competitiveness to the contest.
The Warriors are the undisputed favourites to retain the Larry O'Brien Trophy, with Golden State boasting two-time MVP Stephen Curry, 2014 MVP and reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant, 2017 Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green and Klay Thompson on their roster. "You don't go into a draft knowing who picked 9, 10, 11".
Not only did these same Warriors go 67-15 last year with Kevin Durant out for a portion of the season, they also swept their way through the Western Conference playoff bracket and managed to only lose one game - Game 4 against the Cavaliers - on their way to a 2nd championship in three years. "He's got a great feel for the game, and he sees it". There's no ball-hog, there's no sticking, it's a attractive game to watch; there's back cuts, there's proper screening, there's fast breaks, there's threes, and they play great defense.
But Curry doesn't believe that will be the case with him. And you mix up the conferences and the different lineups you can get out there.
"What the fuck are you talking about?" he says to me. "It's fun. It's a different type of setup and a different look, especially on the court".
The All-Star Game will take place in Los Angeles this season on February 18.