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LeBron James takes Anthony Davis with the first pick in the 2020 NBA All-Star Draft

Team LeBron is going to be stacked this year.

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On Thursday, the 2020 NBA All-Star Draft was televised for the second time since the league introduced the new format in 2018, and it was just as interesting as last year despite the fact the same two captains — LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo — picked again this year.

James, who led the league in All-Star votes, got to make the first pick, and to no one’s surprise, he picked his Lakers teammate Anthony Davis. While most people would assume one of Kawhi Leonard or Luka Doncic was the next pick, Antetokounmpo went in an entirely different direction and both Leonard and Doncic fell to James.

I guess the Lakers’ late-draft luck has rubbed off on James.

Here are the full results for both teams.

Team LeBron

  1. Anthony Davis
  2. Kawhi Leonard
  3. Luka Doncic
  4. James Harden
  5. Damian Lillard
  6. Ben Simmons
  7. Nikola Jokic
  8. Jayson Tatum
  9. Chris Paul
  10. Russell Westbrook
  11. Domantas Sabonis

Team Giannis

  1. Joel Embiid
  2. Pascal Siakam
  3. Kemba Walker
  4. Trae Young
  5. Khris Middleton
  6. Bam Adebayo
  7. Rudy Gobert
  8. Jimmy Butler
  9. Kyle Lowry
  10. Brandon Ingram
  11. Donovan Mitchell

It’s worth noting that James has four of the NBA’s top-10 scoring leaders on his team. Suffice to say, there will be no shortage of offense for Team LeBron.

It’s also worth noting Nikola Jokic is the only true center on Team LeBron, while Team Giannis is huge with the likes of Joel Embiid and Rudy Gobert. If Team LeBron is smart, the gameplan will be to keep everything on the perimeter and force Team Giannis’ bigs to move their feet on defense.

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago will be played on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. PST on TNT.

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