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For the All-Star game of the NBA on Sunday, LeBron James selected the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks as the first of his teammates.
The Los Angeles Lakers basketball superstar also selected Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) and Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) for the starting grid.
Kevin Durant, captain of the other team, first chose his teammate in the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving - and also Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) ). Durant is injured and cannot play himself.
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Usually, the All-Star Weekend is a popular highlight of the season for professionals and fans alike. Because of the corona pandemic, spectators are not allowed in Atlanta. James was one of several players who criticized the 70th edition this year and would have preferred not to. In the player selection recorded and broadcast on Thursday, there were no further critical comments from the 36-year-old. "Both teams look good and strong and I hope we can play a great game on Sunday," said James.
Other players in Team LeBron: Damian Lillard (Portlan Trail Blazers), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).
Durant chose: James Harden (Brooklyn Nets), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Julis Randle (New York Knicks), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) and Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz).
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