Bucks’ Giannis selects teammate Middleton for NBA All-Star roster

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

As expected, the televising of the NBA All-Star draft provided plenty of entertainment with LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selecting their teams for the big game. TNT's Ernie Johnson asked LeBron if he'd like to have AD as his teammate and LeBron said he definitely would.

It took a trade, but Paul George and Russell Westbrook will both play for Team Giannis in the All-Star game. Ben Simmons now gets to play with James on Team LeBron, while all eyes will now be on Westbrook and Embiid to see how they interact with each other during All-Star weekend. When Antetokounmpo took Simmons minutes before, James used an expletive and exclaimed, "You took my guy!" "I'm going with Dirk - I'm just kidding", he said with a hearty guffaw. Barkley, while sitting in the studio, had the ideal way for Antetokounmpo to make a trade for Davis.

Antetokounmpo replied that he was "playing mind games" with James, but the all-star ultimately most fazed by Simmons's selection and subsequent trade was Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, who had been picked fourth overall by Antetokounmpo and took to social media to react to the turn of events.

James then added close friend Dwyane Wade with the NBA's "special selection" in the draft, which was televised this year for the first time.

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While attempting to trade most of a team can, and has, caused some issues within the Lakers' locker room leading up to the trade deadline, at least James has found some humor in their efforts to make the blockbuster trade. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".

The two teams will meet in Charlotte on Sunday, Feb. 17 for the All-Star game.

Note: Westbrook traded from Team LeBron for Simmons after draft.

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. Now, we have to see the reactions of Westbrook and Embiid about this epic draft day trade.

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