LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo played GM for a day during Wednesday’s All-Star Game Draft. For the second straight year, Team LeBron appears much better than Team Giannis (on paper).
To no surprise, LeBron used his first pick to take his Lakers teammate Anthony Davis. Giannis followed by selecting Joel Embiid in an attempt to try and matchup with Davis.
LeBron’s starting five includes Davis, Luka Doncic, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Giannis’ starters features Embiid, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker and Trae Young.
In terms of Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis starters, it’s a true Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference contest. Here’s a look at each team’s full rosters:
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The game won’t take place until Feb. 16. But this All-Star contest may already be over.
Team Lebron is miles better than Team Giannis. LeBron also picked up several significant reserves in Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic and Russell Westbrook.
From a “big play” perspective, LeBron’s roster is full of explosive athletes and shooters, just like last year’s team. Team LeBron took down Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019.
If the on-paper evaluation holds true, this year’s All-Star Game could be a blowout. The contest – which honors and celebrates the best players in today’s NBA – takes place on Sunday Feb. 16 at 8:20 p.m. ET on TNT.