LeBron, Giannis Make NBA All Star Game Roster Selections

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two leading vote-getters for the NBA All Star Game, made their roster picks for the mid-season classic on Sunday, February 17th.

After a rule change prior to the 2017-18 season, the top vote-getters from the two conferences now select their teams in a sort of “fantasy draft,” as opposed to what was once a game between the top stars from each conference.

LeBron James had the first pick in the draft, and he chose Warriors forward Kevin Durant with this pick. Here’s the complete roster of his squad.

  • LeBron James, Lakers
  • Kevin Durant, Warriors
  • Kyrie Irving, Celtics
  • Kawhi Leonard, Raptors
  • James Harden, Rockets
  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors
  • Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
  • Ben Simmons, 76ers
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs
  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves
  • Bradley Beal, Wizards
  • Dwyane Wade, Heat

On the other side, Giannis selected Warriors guard Steph Curry with his first overall pick. Here’s a look at his entire roster.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks
  • Steph Curry, Warriors
  • Joel Embiid, 76ers
  • Paul George, Thunder
  • Kemba Walker, Hornets
  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Nikola Jokic, Nuggets
  • Russell Westbrook, Thunder
  • Blake Griffin, Pistons
  • D’Angelo Russell, Lakers
  • Nikola Vucevic, Magic
  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

The game will take place on Sunday, February 17th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.