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Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft

09 February 2019

However, talks between the Pelicans and Lakers are "dormant" and there's no expectation that the teams will talk on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James finally has Anthony Davis as a teammate. The league fined Davis $50,000 last month following a revelation made by his agent that Davis wanted to be traded away from the Pelicans to "a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship".

Aldridge went ahead of four other all-star players and Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki who are special additions to the roster.

In-form Toronto star Kawhi Leonard was picked 3rd by James before he selected reigning Most Valuable Player James Harden with his 4th pick.

Davis, Irving and James were also teammates in the 2018 All-Star Game, though in that instance the three were starters. James took Wade, his former Miami and Cleveland teammate and longtime close friend.

On a day that came and went without the Pelicans sending Anthony Davis to the Lakers or anywhere else by the NBA's trade deadline, LeBron James still managed to team up with the New Orleans big man. James, though, had to settle for selecting Davis in Thursday's National Basketball Association all-star draft before making a joke about "tampering".

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Just look at James' face when he drafts Anthony Davis!

Then, to spite James, Antetokounmpo picked Ben Simmons.

"Everyone in the world knows who I'm going with and I'm going with Dirk", James said, before pausing to laugh at his joke. "I'm just kidding. I'm going with my buddy Dwyane Wade". LeBron proposed Russell Westbrook for his Klutch Sports cohort Ben Simmons, with the added humor that Russ and Joel Embiid will be teammates on the Greek Freak's team. "Isn't that tampering?" the Milwaukee Bucks star said jokingly after James had drafted Davis.

Antetokounmpo selected two centers, Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic and Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic alongside Detroit Pistons forward Nikola Jokic.

Note: Westbrook traded from Team LeBron for Simmons after draft.

Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft