Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for All-Star Game

LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for All-Star Game

No one is more aware of LeBron James' impact on the National Basketball Association than LeBron James.

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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The Lakers are looking to bolster their ranks around James ahead of the 8pm trade deadline.

Aldridge was drafted by LeBron James on Thursday, and 18th overall among the pool of National Basketball Association all-stars. "I'm going with Dirk - I'm just kidding", he said with a hearty guffaw.

Team Giannis also includes Bucks wing Khris Middleton, Denver Nuggets post player Nikola Jokic, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell, Orlando Magic post player Nikola Vucevic, and Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

As they ventured into the reserves, Antetokounmpo got one over James by picking Aussie Ben Simmons with the third pick in the round, before the King got a chance. The NBA signed off on the trade.

"Everyone in the world knows who I'm going with and I'm going with Dirk", James said, before pausing to laugh at his joke. Two years later, Wade convinced James and Bosh to come play with him.

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.

Nowitzki and Wade were selected to the All-Star team as special additoins by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

"F-- no", Westbrook replied, while Embiid said of his nemesis, "I don't know why he was mad".

James reacted to the trade activity this week in Boston, where the Lakers just escaped with a win thanks to a Rajon Rondo buzzer-beater.

Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer will coach Team Giannis, his second time leading an All-Star team.

TNT's Charles Barkley used the Westbrook-Simmons swap to joke that Antetokounmpo should trade "everybody on his bench for Anthony Davis".

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