Thursday night’s NBA All-Star draft has concluded, with captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo making their selections.
James surprised no one by taking Anthony Davis No. 1 overall. Giannis followed that up by selecting Joel Embiid. The two stars went back-and-forth selecting from the pool of starters with the Lakers’ star picking all of the Western Conference players that were voted in and the reigning MVP picking all of the Eastern Conference players.
In the second round, Team Giannis’ first pick was teammate Khris Middleton. LBJ’s first selection of this group was Damian Lillard, who will reportedly put on a rap performance during All-Star weekend.
Up until the selection of Ben Simmons, both Antetokounmpo and James had stayed within their respective conferences with their picks. After it was all said and done, each side will only have three players from the opposing conference. Here’s a full recap:
- 2: Joel Embiid
- 4: Pascal Siakam
- 6: Kemba Walker
- 8: Trae Young
- 9: Khris Middleton
- 11: Bam Adebayo
- 13: Rudy Gobert
- 15: Jimmy Butler
- 17: Kyle Lowry
- 19: Brandon Ingram
- 21: Donovan Mitchell
- 1: Anthony Davis
- 3: Kawhi Leonard
- 5: Luka Doncic
- 7: James Harden
- 10: Damian Lillard
- 12: Ben Simmons
- 14: Nikola Jokic
- 16: Jayson Tatum
- 18: Chris Paul
- 20: Russell Westbrook
- 22: Domantas Sabonis
13 thoughts on “LeBron, Giannis Draft Their All-Star Teams”
Giannis team is trash lol
Only an idiot would pass on Harden three times and on Westbrook six times. This game is going to be totally one-sided and boring.
Yeah you right. Wow, LeBron has all the good players lmao.
Looked like nobody wanted Harden until Lebron realized that he had to take him to avoid Trae Young lol
Trae young is an absolute beast from deep
White guy picked last, eh?
Here we go
Where are we going. Do I need to bring sunblock
Giannis like I said is a bad captain…
Needed to pick Kawhi Leonard first …
LeBron has by far the best team and is yes of making a trade his year maybe he will waive Chris Paul and get in Paul George hahaha
So in other words it’s basically the East All Stars vs the West All Stars. All the starters are that way and most of the reserves.
This whole “pick up game” set up is just ridiculous. Having actual teammates like Simmons and Embiid on different sides in the ASG makes no sense. It’s just stupid.
Damn I was way closer last year than this year lol…last year I was only 1-2 people off. This year 4 off, including a starter
I had Team LeBron: Anthony Davis, Kawhi, Harden, Kemba…Lillard, Ingram, Gobert, Simmons, Chris Paul, Jokic, Kyle Lowry
Giannis: Luka, Embiid, Siakam, Trae Young….Middleton, Butler, Donovan Mitchell, Bam, Tatum, Westbrook, Sabonis
None of this matters, really, but there are some interesting things you can turn into a story there, mostly from the Giannis side
Giannis trying to avoid an Embiid matchup like in the playoffs?– even winning can be losing, if something crucial is given away before it counts.
Or maybe he wants to get a feel for him. Embiid kind of avoided showing anything in the last PHL-MIL matchup.
Giannis started well with Embiid but then… Oh boy, Siakam before Luka???
Kemba before Harden???
Bam before Simmons???
Gobert before Jokic???
Boy, oh boy!!!