LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

As the second-leading vote-getter behind James, Giannis Antetokounmpo had the No. 2 overall pick in the All-Star Draft, which he used on Stephen Curry.

They may face long odds to ever becoming teammates, but Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James will again get to share the court in an NBA All-Star Game.

"I'm very sure of that", James said, when asked by TNT host Ernie Johnson if he was sure he wanted Davis as a teammate.

It took a trade, but Paul George and Russell Westbrook will both play for Team Giannis in the All-Star game.

LeBron responded, smiling, "Tampering rules do not apply on All-Star Weekend". Antetokounmpo drafted Ben Simmons, much to James' dismay, but they agreed to work out a trade after the draft was complete. "I'm going with Dirk - I'm just kidding", he said with a hearty guffaw.

New Orleans Pelicans ace Anthony Davis - linked to a move to the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline closed Thursday - headed James' reserves.

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Coach Justin Langer said it would only be a lack of match practice that would prevent Smith and Warner's return to the worldwide fold.

Given that James had the first pick of that round, it was a foregone conclusion that he would select Wade, his close friend and former championship-winning Miami teammate.

Then came deciding which legends would go where with both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade being late adds by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

True to draft form, the opportunity to trade then resulted in James and Antetokounmpo trading Simmons (who James referred to as "his guy") for Russell Westbrook. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".

The most notable moment from the night came when James selected Davis, who was involved in trade talks to join James on the Lakers prior to Thursday's trade deadline.

"Kevin Durant", Antetokounmpo said. Denver coach Michael Malone will make his All-Star debut, coaching Team LeBron.

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