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NBA's next face is which superstar? All-Star Weekend had several candidates. 

LeBron James grabbed an outlet pass with his left hand midway through the second quarter of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse and looped it over Damian Lillard and into Western Conference teammate Paul George. 

After one dribble, George smashed the ball off the court toward the basket, temporarily hovering in front of an unguarded rim.  

James ran down the right side of the court, grabbed the ball, and threw it in with two hands. 

James had few recognizable highlights in his record-setting 20th All-Star appearance. 

After scoring eight points in 14 first-half minutes, he sat out the West's 211-186 loss with a balky left ankle that has plagued him all season. 

However, James' starting spot in the NBA's midseason showcase six weeks after turning 39 was the latest reminder of his generation-long dominance of the sport, 

a place the NBA's all-time leading scorer never imagined reaching when he entered the league as the top draft pick 21 years ago. 

"When I came into the league, I didn't look at myself as the face of anything," James said Sunday before the game. 

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