For the second straight year, James and reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, as captains of the two All-Star teams, picked their rosters from players selected for the contest by fan votes and NBA coaches.
James predictably chose his Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis with his first pick among the starters.
The 69th annual NBA All-Star game will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
As the best voter in the fan election, James had the first choice and he didn't hesitate to take Davis with him. Not great for Team Giannis!More news: 'Lucifer': Talks Underway For Another Season On Netflix
James also selected Damian Lillard from Portland, Ben Simmons from Philadelphia, Russell Westbrook from Houston, Nikola Jokic from Denver, Jayson Tatum from Boston, Chris Paul from Oklahoma City and Domantas Sabonis from IN on his team. See below and attached for the complete pick-by-pick results and the team rosters for the NBA All-Star Game. "They are all-stars for a reason". As previously announced, Team Giannis will wear No. 24 and Team LeBron will wear No. 2 - the basketball jersey numbers of the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, respectively. The Giannis team will wear number 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant.
There is a game charity component that has $ 500,000 available for Chicago-based programs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has gone with 76ers centre Joel Embiid Toronto's Pascal Siakam, and guards Kemba Walker and Trae Young.
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Team James will play for Chicago Scholars.
As part of the new format for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the two teams will compete to win each quarter for their designated charities.More news: First Case Of Coronavirus In London Confirmed