Which year did LA Lakers star LeBron James miss the All-Star game?

LeBron James' historic 20th selection headlined Thursday's 2024 NBA All-Star Game starters. 

He began the season with 19 exhibitions by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

James has never missed an All-Star game since his rookie season.

He has been captain and earned three All-Star Game MVP titles in the six years the league has drafted 24 players

The 2022-23 All-Star game was his first exhibition loss since 2017 when the East played the West. 

The usual East-West clash will return this year.As captain, James will start for the Western Conference alongside Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic, Oklahoma City Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic, and Phoenix Suns' Kevin Durant.

Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Tyrese Haliburton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard are East starters. 

Antetokounmpo becomes East captain.LeBron James wasn't an All-Star when?

Last non-All-Star season was LeBron's 2003-04 rookie season. The NBA has named him a top player for 19 years.

Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson, the No. 45 pick in the 2023 NBA draft, was born on Dec. 17, 2004, making him the league's youngest player.

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