LeBron picks Simmons for All-Star game

By Canadian Press	
	 		LeBron Giannis choose their teams for the All Star Game				Feb 07 2020

James predictably chose his Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis with his first pick among the starters.

The reserves were next, with Antetokounmpo choosing Milwaukee team-mate Khris Middleton with the first selection of the second round.

"The 31-year-old Westbrook, who finished with 41 points, entered the game 34 points away and hit 20,000 at the free-throw line during a 16-point eruption in the third quarter", the National Basketball Association said.

As the best voter in the fan election, James had the first choice and he didn't hesitate to take Davis with him.

Also on team Giannis: Miami's Bam Adebayo, Utah defensive standout Rudy Gobert and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, Miami's Jimmy Butler, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and Brandon Ingram of New Orleans.

James' first reserve pick was Damian Lillard followed by Ben Simmons, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Domantas Sabonis. "We don't need them to get another guy on their team".

The all-star game is on the 17th.

James laughed and said, "Listen, those guys [the Bucks] are 80 and 0 right now".

James honored his late friend and Laker legend Kobe Bryant by wearing a black sweatshirt with two hearts including a yellow one with Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 inside it and a No. 2 inside a white heart representing Bryant's daughter Gianna. "They are all-stars for a reason".

LeBron James caught the attention of everyone in the Staples Center after an electrifying highlight in the third quarter against Houston Rockets Thursday night. Team Giannis will wear No. 24 in tribute to Bryant.

James will aim for a third win as an All-Star captain in Chicago on February 16. The Giannis team will wear number 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant. And all participants in the All-Star weekend wear a patch with nine stars, in memory of the nine victims.

The first three quarters are essentially mini-games worth $ 100,000 each for the winning team.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum.



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