Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

LeBron trades Westbrook to Team Giannis for Ben Simmons

LeBron trades Westbrook to Team Giannis for Ben Simmons

New Orleans Pelicans ace Anthony Davis - linked to a move to the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline closed Thursday - headed James' reserves.

Then came deciding which legends would go where with both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade being late adds by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

"I'm going to enjoy it", Wade said. LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of starters because he received more votes.

After choosing Durant first, James then added former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving to his team.

"You took my guy".

The 68th NBA All-Star Game takes place on February 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. "But there's nothing I'm chasing or feel like I need to end my career on". "It doesn't change anything".


With the first overall pick, James selected Kevin Durant while Antetokounmpo chose Stephen Curry as the Greek Freak eventually took Joel Embiid and then Paul George.

Of course, Westbrook and Embiid are not friends after a few run-ins over the past couple of seasons, including a collision between the two players last month as the Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers played.

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

TNT's Charles Barkley used the Westbrook-Simmons swap to joke that Antetokounmpo should trade "everybody on his bench for Anthony Davis".

Antetokounmpo selected two centers, Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic and Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic alongside Detroit Pistons forward Nikola Jokic. That outcome was "definitely on goal", Antetokounmpo said.

Antetokounmpo selected Milwaukee's Khris Middleton with the first pick in the reserve round, keeping the Bucks teammates together for the All-Star Game in Charlotte.

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