Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James Make Their 2020 All-Star Game Picks

LeBron James at the China tour in 2018. Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock (9818466f)

The teams for the 2020 NBA All-Star games are set. Team captains Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers made their pick out of the draft pool of All-Star starters and reserves on Thursday night during a televised draft on TNT.

James had the first pick in the draft, and he decided to use it to select his teammate Anthony Davis. Antetokounmpo countered with Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid. For the rest of the starters, James took Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, and Houston Rockets’ James Harden. Antetokounmpo decided to go with Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker, and Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young.

Curiously, we will get the East vs. West Conference matchup despite the NBA’s new format for All-Star game.

James picked up the majority of the Western Conference players in his team, with 76ers’ Ben Simmons, Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, and Indiana Pacers’ Domontas Sabonis being the outliers.

Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, went with the majority of the Eastern Conference All-Stars, picking just Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and New Orleans Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram from West.

Check out the full draft and rosters below. 

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will take place in Chicago on February 16th.