Giannis Antetokounmpo takes amusing shot at James Harden

Carrie Guzman
February 15, 2020

James and acting NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo as captain of the two All-Star teams chose their squad for the second year in a row from players selected for the competition by fans and NBA coaches.

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 dropping a 121-109 decision to Philadelphia. As the top vote-getter in fan balloting, he had first pick and did not hesitate to take Davis.

Also on team Giannis: Miami's Bam Adebayo, Utah defensive standout Rudy Gobert and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, Miami's Jimmy Butler, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and Brandon Ingram of New Orleans.

The U.S. point guard is the fifth active player with 20,000 points, joining James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, and his fellow teammate James Harden.

James laughed and said, "Listen, those guys [the Bucks] are 80 and 0 right now". "We are all all-stars, they are all all-stars for a reason".

National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven other victims of the January 26 helicopter crash in Southern California will be remembered throughout the weekend.

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James wants to play 3-0 as captain of All-Star, after his team defeated the team chosen by Stephen Curry of Golden State in 2018 and topped the copy that Antetokounmpo had chosen a year ago.

All players in the LeBron team wear number 2, in honor of Gianna Bryant.

Team Giannis will wear the red Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms and Team LeBron will wear the blue Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms.

The picks are in and the rosters are set for the 2020 NBA All-Star game featuring Team LeBron against Team Giannis. All 9 uniforms have a 9-star patch to commemorate the 9 deceased.

During the third quarter of the game, Lakers launched a quick counter on Rockets, resulting in LeBron James running free towards the basket.

James said Simmons would match up with Team Giannis' size and aggression. The new format will also showcase each quarter as a mini-game for charity before an un-timed quarter with a target score that will decide the victor. From there, the game clock is turned off for the rest of the night, and the first team to earn 24 points - another nod to Kobe Bryant - wins the game and receives another $ 200,000 for its charity.

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