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

Giannis thinking of drafting Curry with 1st All-Star pick

NBA All-Star 2019 team selections: LeBron James draws laughter after picking Anthony Davis, Dirk Nowitzki joins Team Giannis

Antetokounmpo revealed he promised Milwaukee Bucks teammate Khris Middleton that he would be picked first amongst reserves.

But the real fun happened with LeBron's first pick among the reserves as he went with Anthony Davis. 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".

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

And with the sixth pick of the non-starters round and the 14th pick overall, James selected Lillard for his team while tapping his wrist and repeating Lillard's now-famous "You know what time it is" tagline. While James added some suspense at first, he ended up taking his long-time peer and former teammate in Wade, leaving Giannis with Nowitzki.

LeBron James selected longtime rival Kevin Durant with the first pick in the All-Star draft.

Antetokounmpo was pretty happy with his slick move: "I'm playing mind games", he jokingly said. "I'm just kidding. I'm going with my buddy Dwyane Wade".

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo made National Basketball Association history Thursday night as they drafted their teams for the upcoming All-Star Game for all the world to see on TNT.

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. After the draft, James proposed a trade of Westbrook for Simmons in order to pair Westbrook with one of his many rivals, Joel Embiid.

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

In a surprise move, the two captains then agreed to a trade, with James swapping Oklahoma City Thunder star Westbrook for Ben Simmons after the draft.

With a smile on his face, Antetokounmpo obliged and sealed the deal to send Simmons to Team LeBron, while the 76ers point guard was at home riding the rollercoaster of events.

Antetokounmpo selected two centers, Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic and Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic alongside Detroit Pistons forward Nikola Jokic.

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