Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

LeBron James trades Russell Westbrook to Giannis Antetokounmpo for Ben Simmons

LeBron James trades Russell Westbrook to Giannis Antetokounmpo for Ben Simmons

After LeBron picked Pelicans' Anthony Davis as his first reserve teammate, Giannis coyly asked the King, "Isn't that tampering?"

However, that doesn't mean one can't make jokes about the whole thing.

All-Star captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their squads on Thursday.

"Isn't that tampering?" Antetokounmpo asked with a smile, provoking laughter from James and the "NBA on TNT" hosts who were commenting on the draft.

James, naturally, loved it and was laughing too.

Last year, Stephen Curry and LeBron James picked the first player-drafted All-Star teams. The Pelicans turned them down, and will keep Davis through the end of the season.

It was a cool idea, but for some, there was one problem: We had no idea when the captains selected everyone to be on their teams.

That has to count for something, right?

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Wade publicly said last week that he expected James to take him.

Nowitzki and Wade were selected to the All-Star team as special additoins by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

"And after that, I don't know".

If you're having a hard time following all the comings and goings surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks over the last 48 hours or so, I don't blame you. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade". The results weren't announced last season, but Ernie Johnson asked James after the first round of the draft, and he admitted that he drafted Durant first a year ago as well. Antetokounmpo followed with another Golden State player in Curry before James went with the Celtics' Kyrie Irving, who won a title in Cleveland with James.

The two teams will meet in Charlotte on Sunday, Feb. 17 for the All-Star game. Antetokounmpo drafted Ben Simmons, much to James' dismay, but they agreed to work out a trade after the draft was complete.

With the first pick of the draft, James drafted Durant (again).

James managed to make a trade, convincing Antetokounmpo to swap Westbrook for Simmons - and give the Bucks' star the chance to have Westbrook and Embiid together, as he said he wanted.

"F-- no", Westbrook replied, while Embiid said of his nemesis, "I don't know why he was mad".

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