NBA All-Star Draft Results Revealed

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James is the hero on Thursday.

Both teams were set Thursday, in the first ever televised NBA All-Star Draft, when LeBron James proposed a trade to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo revealed he promised Milwaukee Bucks teammate Khris Middleton that he would be picked first amongst reserves. Ben Simmons now gets to play with James on Team LeBron, while all eyes will now be on Westbrook and Embiid to see how they interact with each other during All-Star weekend. The picks will invariably fuel speculation heading into the offseason and Davis will still seek a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans, and Irving is on track to become an unrestricted free agent.

The All-Star game is on February 17, Sunday, at the Spectrum Center. Giannis Antetokounmpo will keep one of his own.

Nowitzki and Wade were selected to the All-Star team as special additoins by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

Antetokounmpo asked James, "Isn't that tampering?". James took Wade, his former Miami and Cleveland teammate and longtime close friend.

"Kevin Durant", Antetokounmpo said. Last year, the actual draft was done in secret, and announced at a later date. "I'm going with Dirk - I'm just kidding", he said with a hearty guffaw.

Antetokounmpo replied that he was "playing mind games" with James, but the all-star ultimately most fazed by Simmons's selection and subsequent trade was Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, who had been picked fourth overall by Antetokounmpo and took to social media to react to the turn of events.

Dwyane Wade will join Team LeBron as a special reserve. Doing it live was not feasible since James and the Lakers were playing Thursday night in Boston. 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. Denver coach Michael Malone will make his All-Star debut, coaching Team LeBron.

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