NBA All Star Draft

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The first ever televised NBA All-Star draft took place February 7th, 2019. The leading vote-getters for the Eastern and Western conference, respectively, were Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James. They serve as the captains of Team Giannis and Team LeBron. There was a pool of eight starters they had to pick from before choosing from the fourteen reserves. Here were the final teams after the captains were finished drafting:

Team LeBron:

LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors

Kyrie Irving – Boston Celtics

Kawhi Leonard – Toronto Raptors

James Harden – Houston Rockets

Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans

Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors

Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers

Lamarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs

Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves

Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards

*Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat

Team Giannis:

Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks

Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors

Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers

Paul George – Oklahoma City Thunder

Kemba Walker – Charlotte Hornets

Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks

Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets

Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder

Blake Griffin – Detroit Pistons

D’Angelo Russell – Brooklyn Nets

Nikola Vucevic – Orlando Magic

Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors

*Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks

*Added in as special additions because they are “legends”

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