LeBron, Giannis Draft 2019 All-Star Teams

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo drafted their teams for the 2019 All-Star Game on Thursday, officially finalizing the rosters for this year’s contest. James and Antetokounmpo were chosen as captains because they were the All-Star starter from each conference with the most fan votes.

Both James and Antetokounmpo first had to select from a pool of starters, then from a list of reserve players. The starters, which consisted of eight other players, were voted on by the fans, players and media this season. The reserve players were voted on by the NBA’s 30 head coaches.

James drafted Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden as starters, choosing Durant as his first selection. His reserves were Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bradley Beal and Dwyane Wade.

Antetokounmpo drafted Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Paul George and Kemba Walker as his starters, selecting Curry with his first pick. He drafted Khris Middleton, Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons, Blake Griffin, D’Angelo Russell, Nikola Vucevic, Kyle Lowry and Dirk Nowitzki as his reserves.

James later traded Westbrook to Team Giannis in exchange for Simmons, making an effort to repair the relationship of Westbrook and Embiid.

The 68th NBA All-Star Game is set to commence on February 17 at Spectrum Center, featuring 26 of the best basketball players in the world.

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9 thoughts on “LeBron, Giannis Draft 2019 All-Star Teams

  1. goldenmisfit

    Oh no! LeBron chose Durrant, Irving, Leonard and Davis. Waiting to hear people scream tampering LMAO

    • ColossusOfClout

      Not to be confused with the actual tampering he does all the time, dip.

      • x%sure

        “Actual” tampering is illegal. Slavery is illegal. Players talking to players, including recruiting, is not. dip

        If anything is questionable, it is the practice of trading humans. But we can overlook and rationalize that too, calling that the trading of contracts.

  2. Let BRON, BRON Pick. It will all be over 35 with long contracts who was part of his crew and over the hill gassed.

  3. formerlyz

    Man I was close on the bench. I only missed 2 bench guys each, but I also missed 2 starters each, so that was a miss lol. Got the 1st and last picks right though. LeBron picking Kyrie with his 2nd pick and Giannis taking Middleton first off the bench, instead of Davis threw it off

  4. afsooner02

    Pretty sure Westbrook was Traded to get him off of Durant’s team. I don’t think an ASG is gonna patch up how Russ feels about embiid.

  5. x%sure

    Is this working, the Team This Guy vs the Team That Guy? I forgot why they’re doing it that way. Maybe if you give two guys out of 24 some stake, the others will try harder & play some D.

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