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

LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of starters because he received more votes.

However, that doesn't mean one can't make jokes about the whole thing.

For the second-straight year, the National Basketball Association had the top two vote-getters from each conference, in this case, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, draft their teams rather than breaking up the teams by conference.

"Tampering rules do not apply on All-Star Weekend", James replied with a chuckle.

The decision gave Giannis the opportunity to have some fun with the news surrounding the Lakers and AD by accusing LeBron of tampering by taking Davis on his squad.

James, naturally, loved it and was laughing too.

James denied the accusations at the time-but the 15-time All-Star took advantage of his All-Star draft to do a little more damage by drafting his own "Team Tamper".

That has to count for something, right?

The order in which players were taken in last year's draft was not officially revealed, although much of it leaked out, and the fact that this year's would be televised caused some speculation about how embarrassing it would be for whomever was picked last.

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As for the special roster additions in this season's exhibition game, James predictably drafted close friend Dwyane Wade over Dirk Nowitzki.

"And after that, I don't know. Now I have to go into shuffle mode now". "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade". However, the Los Angeles Lakers forward selected Kevin Durant with the first pick in the 2019 All-Star Draft for a second straight year.

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Upon wrapping up their selections, though, LeBron James proposed a deal to Giannis Antetokounmpo, offering to send Russell Westbrook to Team Giannis in exchange for Ben Simmons.

With the first pick of the draft, James drafted Durant (again). He then proceeded to add some global flavor between his picks of Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic and Philadelphia 76ers maestro Ben Simmons, all first-time All-Stars as well.

Prior to the draft, Antetokounmpo said that he planned on pairing Westbrook and Embiid together on his roster to help simmer their on-court rivalry, but he wasn't done there.

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

Antetokounmpo said he took George for one reason: "He had a huge dunk on me", Antetokounmpo said, tipping his cap to the slam that the Thunder star threw down last month.

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