National Basketball Association roundup: Bucks, Giannis avenge earlier loss to 76ers

NBA All-Star game rosters 2020: Damian Lillard to compete on Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

No wrong choice for All-Stars: James, Basketball News & Top Stories

LeBron's starting lineup consists of Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, James Harden.

Giannis chose his friend and teammate, Khris Middleton, with the first pick among reserves.

The reigning NBA MVP has recorded five consecutive games of at least 30 points, 16 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks, who improved to 17-2 since a 121-109 loss in Philadelphia. As the top vote-getter in fan balloting, he had first pick and did not hesitate to take Davis.

He also selected big men Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), guard/forward Jimmy Butler (Heat), forward Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans) and guards Kyle Lowry (Raptors) and Donovan Mitchell (Jazz).

James added Philadelphia Ben Simmons, Denver Nikola Jokic, Boston Jayson Tatum, Oklahoma City veteran Chris Paul, Houston Russell Westbrook and Domantas Sabonis from Indiana.

During the one time of the year when LeBron James can really play General Manager, he gave fans an insight into the team of his dreams.

"There is no wrong choice", said James. The 16-time National Basketball Association all-star went first and selected his teammate Anthony Davis and Antetokounmpo ended up taking Sixers' center Joel Embiid with the second pick. "We are all all-stars, they are all all-stars for a reason". Thus far, Team LeBron is 2-0 against Team Giannis. The Giannis team will wear number 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant.

LeBron James caught the attention of everyone in the Staples Center after an electrifying highlight in the third quarter against Houston Rockets Thursday night. And all participants in the All-Star weekend wear a patch with nine stars, in memory of the nine victims.

As part of the new format for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the two teams will compete to win each quarter for their designated charities.

James will be seeking a third victory as an All-Star captain in the mid-season showcase in Chicago on Feb 16. The Antetokounmpo team plays for After School Matters, which finances after-school activities and summer programs.

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