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

LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

All-Star captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their squads on Thursday.

James chose Kevin Durant with the No. 1 overall pick, as he did past year in the All-Star draft, to be one of his starters.

Below are the starters and reserves selected by James and Antetokounmpo, in order. After he did, the Lakers star said he was "very sure" he wanted to make Davis his teammate.

Leonard was drafted fifth by James and will be a starter for the game.

But for now, their time as teammates will be limited to All-Star weekend.

Antetokounpo responded, "Isn't that tampering?". The league fined Davis $50,000 last month following a revelation made by his agent that Davis wanted to be traded away from the Pelicans to "a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship".

Aldridge had said before Thursday's all-star draft he would not watch the selection show and was not concerned with where he was picked.

That left the third round and the decision between the two special additions to the game by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver - those being Miami's Dwyane Wade and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki. James pulled a fast one on fans, pretending to select Nowitzki before eventually going with his longtime friend. But he had some fun with that moment. The results weren't announced last season, but Ernie Johnson asked James after the first round of the draft, and he admitted that he drafted Durant first a year ago as well.

"So, the Golden State boys are off the board", James said.

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