National Basketball Association fans roast Giannis Antetokounmpo for bad All-Star Draft choices

NBA All-Star game rosters 2020: Damian Lillard to compete on Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected the rosters Thursday, with James getting the first pick of the starters and Antetokounmpo selecting first among the reserves.

Anthony Davis had 32 points with 13 rebounds for the Lakers (38-12), while LeBron James added 18 points, 15 assists and nine rebounds.

Giannis chose his friend and teammate, Khris Middleton, with the first pick among reserves.

After two rounds in the draft on Thursday evening for the All Star game on February 16, it looked a lot like the super team the Lakers had thought of last summer. James, the top overall finisher in fan voting, was awarded the first pick in the first round. His reserves included Miami teammates Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert from Utah, Brandon Ingram from New Orleans, Kyle Lowry from Toronto and Donovan Mitchell from Utah.

James played with his next selection and got Luka Doncic from Dallas, although the Slovenian star now has a sprain on his right ankle.

"There's no wrong choice", James said.

Before the game, the 76ers acquired guard Alec Burks and forward Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for three second-round picks (2020 Dallas, 2021 Denver and 2022 Toronto). "They're all All-Stars for a reason".

National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven other victims of the January 26 helicopter crash in Southern California will be remembered throughout the weekend. Thus far, Team LeBron is 2-0 against Team Giannis. Team Giannis will play for After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to almost 19,000 Chicago teenagers each year. The Giannis team will wear number 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant. Both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing Kobe, Gianna and their seven friends and teammates who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident on January 26. The new format will also showcase each quarter as a mini-game for charity before an un-timed quarter with a target score that will decide the victor.

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.

James' team will work for Chicago Scholars to help children become first-generation college students.



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