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Bucks’ Giannis selects teammate Middleton for NBA All-Star roster

08 February 2019

James chose Golden State's Kevin Durant with the No. 1 overall pick, as he did a year ago in the All-Star draft, to be one of his starters.

Serving as a captain alongside Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James for this year's NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, Antetokounmpo filled out his 13-man roster for all to see with this year's draft being televised during TNT's pregame show staple, Inside The NBA.

TNT host Ernie Johnson jabbed at James asking if he was sure he wanted Davis to be his teammate, to which he responded he was "very sure".

The order in which players were taken in last year's draft was not officially revealed, although much of it leaked out, and the fact that this year's would be televised caused some speculation about how embarrassing it would be for whomever was picked last.

It took a trade, but Paul George and Russell Westbrook will both play for Team Giannis in the All-Star game.

LeBron James forms a formidable looking crew for the 2019 All-Star Game.

"I know Ben Simmons is your guy so I'll do it", Antetokounmpo said. I think it's going to be random. Barkley, while sitting in the studio, had the flawless way for Antetokounmpo to make a trade for Davis.

As for the special roster additions in this season's exhibition game, James predictably drafted close friend Dwyane Wade over Dirk Nowitzki. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".

LeBron kicked off the the fun draft by picking Kevin Durant.

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

While attempting to trade most of a team can, and has, caused some issues within the Lakers' locker room leading up to the trade deadline, at least James has found some humor in their efforts to make the blockbuster trade. That outcome was "definitely on objective", Antetokounmpo said.

Bucks’ Giannis selects teammate Middleton for NBA All-Star roster