Team selections have been made for the National Basketball Association all-star match - 07-Feb

Ross Houston
February 15, 2020

The "Greek Freek" constantly referred to a notebook with names on it and ended up with Pascal Siakam, Trae Young and Kemba Walker to join himself and Embiid on February 16 at the All-Star game in Chicago.

With his first choice, James, who is captain of the team for the third time in a row thanks to leading fan polls, selected Lakers teammate Anthony Davis.

Simmons and the remaining players in the pool were selected as All-Star reserves. LeBron's starting lineup consists of Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, James Harden. Needless to say, LeBron showed why he is the veteran and that Giannis still has a lot of room for improvement. James had the number 1 general choice for the first round of this year, the starter round, because he received the most general votes from fans.

James filled out his bench with big men Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers), forward Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and guards Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Westbrook (Rockets).

"There's no wrong choice", James said. "We are all all-stars, they are all all-stars for a reason". Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will lead Team LeBron, and Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse will guide Team Giannis. The captains drafted their respective teams on TNT Thursday, and Giannis had a amusing moment when deciding between Harden, Kemba Walker and Trae Young.

Also on team Giannis: Miami's Bam Adebayo, Utah defensive standout Rudy Gobert and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, Miami's Jimmy Butler, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and Brandon Ingram of New Orleans. Antetokounmpo later selected his Milwaukee Bucks teammate Khris Middleton as the first pick among the reserves, followed by James making Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard his first reserve selection.

For the second straight year after the National Basketball Association implemented a drafting style for the All-Star game, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named captains for receiving the most votes from fans and proceeded to make their picks live on TNT Thursday night. Thus far, Team LeBron is 2-0 against Team Giannis.

Team Giannis will wear the red Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms and Team LeBron will wear the blue Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms. And all participants of the All-Star weekend wear a nine-star patch to commemorate the nine victims.

There is a charity component in the game, with $ 500,000 at stake for Chicago-based programs. The scores are reset after the first and second quarter and the scores are added after the third quarter.

Teams will compete to win each quarter for their designated charities.

Giannis Antetokounmpo took a amusing shot at James Harden while picking his All-Star team on Thursday.

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