James took Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns and Bradley Beal. James pulled a fast one on fans, pretending to select Nowitzki before eventually going with his longtime friend. "I'm going with Dirk - I'm just kidding", he said with a hearty guffaw.
With the NBA All-Star Game teams now selected via draft, fans of the league were interested to hear who would be taken where, so the league came through and chose to televise the event. Thompson reportedly may have interest in signing with the Lakers this summer should matters with the Golden State Warriors go a bit wayward.
"And after that, I don't know".
But for now, their time as teammates will be limited to All-Star weekend.
As the second-leading vote-getter behind James, Giannis Antetokounmpo had the No. 2 overall pick in the All-Star Draft, which he used on Stephen Curry.
Antetokounmpo revealed he promised Milwaukee Bucks teammate Khris Middleton that he would be picked first amongst reserves. Giannis Antetokounmpo will keep one of his own.
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Just as it looked like we were wrapping things up, James approached Antetokounmpo on a trade between Westbook for Simmons, which the three-time All-Star took him up on, making for the first-ever trade in All-Star Draft history.
James and Antetokounmpo taped their selections Thursday morning, and TNT aired their picks in the evening.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17. 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.
Then, to spite James, Antetokounmpo picked Ben Simmons. That outcome was "definitely on goal", Antetokounmpo said. After the draft was over, James and Antetokounmpo agreed to trade Ben Simmons for Russell Westbrook.
"I didn't have to lobby for it", Wade said.