Los Angeles : The “King” LeBron James of Greece, Yannis Antitokunembo, the best player in the past two seasons in the NBA, to be part of his team in the All-Star Game (All Star), while second-team captain Kevin Durant preferred the choice of his colleague Kerry Irving in the Brooklyn Nets.
James had the first choice after he took the lead, and he did not hesitate to name Yannis the Milwaukee Bucks star.
As for Durant, who will be captain without playing Sunday in Atlanta, due to injury, he chose Irving to be part of his team.
As for Yannis, LeBron (Los Angeles Lakers defending champion), Stephen Curry, distributor of the Golden State Warriors, chose Slovenian Luka Doncic as the Dallas Mavericks winger and Serbian giants Nikola Jukic (Denver Nuggets).
On the other hand, Durant added the Philadelphia 76ers giant to his Cameroonian team Joel Ambed, Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Lennard, in addition to Bradley Bell (Washington Wizards) league top scorer and Jason Tatium brilliant with the Boston Celtics.
James and other stars criticized the preservation of the match, which will constitute more fatigue for the players, in a pressured season due to the repercussions of the Corona virus.
The events accompanying the All-Star match, previously held between the Eastern and Western teams, and which the fans will be absent from due to Corona, have been reduced.
* Team LeBron James
Mains: LeBron James, Yannis Antetokunembo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jukic
Reserves: Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, Chris Paul, Gailen Brown, Paul George, Dumantas Sabonis, Rudy Gober
* Kevin Durant Team
Mains: Kyrie Irving, Joel Ambed, Kawhi Lennard, Bradley Bell, Jason Taitum
Reserve: James Harden, Devin Booker, Zion Williamson, Zach Lavigne, Julius Randall, Nicola Vucevich, Donovan Mitchell