Giannis Antetokounmpo will keep one of his own.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their All-Star rosters for the All-Star Game coming up next weekend in Charlotte. TNT's Ernie Johnson asked LeBron if he'd like to have AD as his teammate and LeBron said he definitely would.
LeBron responded, smiling, "Tampering rules do not apply on All-Star Weekend".
Antetokounmpo was pretty happy with his slick move: "I'm playing mind games", he jokingly said. "Now I have to go into shuffle mode now".
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Given that James had the first pick of that round, it was a foregone conclusion that he would select Wade, his close friend and former championship-winning Miami teammate.
Nowitzki and Wade were selected to the All-Star team as special additoins by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.
This year's trade deadline has come and gone and the Bucks were one of many teams that worked the phones as they completed a three-team deal between the Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans that reportedly netted them veteran forward Nikola Mirotic late Thursday morning/early afternoon. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".
The All-Star game is on February 17, Sunday, at the Spectrum Center.
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Following the draft, Antetokounpo traded Simmons to Team LeBron for Westbrook.
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.
Here are the final all-star rosters, listed in order of how they were drafted (note that the captains alternated picks in each round and that, before the trade, Simmons was taken four spots ahead of Westbrook).
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