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

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

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

Antetokounmpo selected Milwaukee's Khris Middleton with the first pick in the reserve round, keeping the Bucks teammates together for the All-Star Game in Charlotte.

Magic Johnson tabled six offers for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis but has been snubbed with every bid.

For his reserves, Antetokounpo picked teammate Kris Middleton, Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons, Blake Griffin, D'Angelo Russell, Nikola Vucevic, Kyle Lowry and Nowitzki went to his team after James passed on him.

James gave the 76ers, Bucks and Raptors high marks for their aggression during the trade deadline, pointing to his move out west as one reason those teams have been so active.

The Greek Freak first picked Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, returning the favor Curry paid to him a year ago when he served as captain. Giannis Antetokounmpo will keep one of his own. LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of starters because he received more votes.

The team captains will be the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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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.

"Everything else for me is just icing on the cake". When Antetokounmpo took Simmons minutes before, James used an expletive and exclaimed, "You took my guy!"

"I didn't have to lobby for it", Wade said.

Following the draft, Antetokounpo traded Simmons to Team LeBron for Westbrook.

Having selected Davis with his first second-round pick, LeBron then drafted Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder as guards.

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