Team LeBron picks Kawhi, Team Giannis picks Lowry in NBA All-Star Draft

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With the NBA All-Star Game teams now selected via draft, fans of the league were interested to hear who would be taken where, so the league came through and made a decision to televise the event.

Antetokounmpo keyed in on adding more size between his selections of five-time All-Star Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, another first-time All-Star.

The Lakers this week were in repeated talks with the Pelicans, and at one point offered what felt like the entire Lakers roster outside of James for the star, along with multiple draft picks.

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.

"Everyone in the world knows who I'm going with and I'm going with Dirk", James said, before pausing to laugh at his joke. "Now I have to go into shuffle mode now".

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That would be Khris Middleton, his Bucks teammate who was selected for his first All-Star game.

James then added close friend Dwyane Wade with the NBA's "special selection" in the draft, which was televised this year for the first time. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".

With the first pick of the draft, James drafted Durant (again).

"F-- no", Westbrook replied, while Embiid said of his nemesis, "I don't know why he was mad". Instead, the player nicknamed "The Greek Freak" wound up with a notable amount of worldwide players on his roster, including Embiid, Nowitzki, the Nuggets' Nikola Jokic and the Magic's Nikola Vucevic.

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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