Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft

Feb 09, 2019, 00:51
Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft

James acted as if he would be interested in selecting Dirk, but then laughed it off and selected his good friend Dwayne Wade.

Bron went on to draft Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Anthony Davis with his first five picks!

Anthony Davis, left, and LeBron James share a moment in a Pelicans-Lakers game in December.

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Damian Lillard found out last week that he had made his fourth All-Star team.

That left the third round and the decision between the two special additions to the game by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver - those being Miami's Dwyane Wade and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki. James was the No. 1 overall selection by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 National Basketball Association draft and Miami took Wade with the No. 5 pick in the same draft. "Everything else for me is just like icing on the cake", James said.

If you're having a hard time following all the comings and goings surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks over the last 48 hours or so, I don't blame you. However, the Los Angeles Lakers forward selected Kevin Durant with the first pick in the 2019 All-Star Draft for a second straight year. "I'm just kidding. I'm going with my buddy Dwyane Wade".

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Antetokounmpo said he took George for one reason: "He had a huge dunk on me", Antetokounmpo said, tipping his cap to the slam that the Thunder star threw down last month.

Antetokounmpo originally drafted Simmons before James proposed swapping him for Westbrook.

"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 global players on his roster, including Embiid, Nowitzki, the Nuggets' Nikola Jokic and the Magic's Nikola Vucevic.

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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).