Monday Preview: All-Star Game - Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo at All-Star practice
LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo at All-Star practice (Getty Images)

Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

The 2019 All-Star Game is the 68th edition of the exhibition basketball event.

The city of Charlotte is hosting the All-Star Weekend for the second time, after previously hosting the event in 1991.

The game marks the second edition of the new format where the two highest vote-getters act as captains and pick their rosters for the game.

Where to Watch

Date: Monday, Feb. 18

Time: 6:30 AM IST


Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC


Los Angeles Lakers' forward LeBron James (15th appearance) received the most votes for this year's All-Star game voting - 4,620,809.

Having received the most votes in the league, James was named the captain of Team LeBron and was given the first pick in the league's first-ever televised All-Star Draft.

Team LeBron
Pick Player Team Appearance
1. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors 10th
3. Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics 6th
5. Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors 3rd
7. James Harden Houston Rockets 7th
10. Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 6th
12. Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors 5th
14 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 4th
16. Russell Westbrook* Oklahoma City Thunder 8th
18. LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs 7th
20. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves 2nd
22. Bradley Beal Washington Wizards 2nd
23. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 13th

In the East, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (3rd appearance) received the most votes (4,375,747), making him the captain of the other All-Star team.

Team Giannis
Pick Player Team Appearance
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 6th
4. Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers 2nd
6. Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder 6th
8. Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets 3rd
9. Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks Debut
11. Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets Debut
13. Ben Simmons* Philadelphia 76ers Debut
15. Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons 6th
17. D'Angelo Russell Brooklyn Nets Debut
19. Nikola Vucevic Orlando Magic Debut
21. Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors 5th
23. Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks 14th

*Both captains - LeBron and Giannis - agreed to trade Russell Westbrook for Ben Simmons.

Last Time They Played

Date: Feb. 18, 2018

Score: Team LeBron 148-145 Team Stephen

Team LeBron: LeBron James - 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists on 12-of-17 shooting.

Team Stephen: DeMar DeRozan - 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals on 7-of-13 shooting.

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