"It's all about love", he told the media then. But for now, their time as teammates will be limited to All-Star weekend. He would later add former teammate Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and James Harden as his starters. That decision to televise this year's draft between James and Giannis Antetokounmpo did not disappoint.
"I might pick Steph because he picked me first past year, so I've got to return the favour", Antetokounmpo said after Milwaukee's 113-94 victory over Brooklyn. Lillard was selected after the Khris Middleton, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, Klay Thompson and Ben Simmons and ahead of Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, D'Angelo Russell, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nikola Vucevic, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Lowry and Bradley Beal.
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Such was his humiliation that Mr Markle , who initially denied his actions, offered to pull out of attending the royal wedding . Meghan lived with him for several years as a child but he has since been a distant figure in her life.
James said he took Aldridge even though he knows Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will have conditions.
That proposal didn't go down, but James and Antetokounmpo did swing a trade. The NBA signed off on the trade.
For the second straight year, the National Basketball Association held a draft to determine the rosters for the All-Star Game and this year the league used the third round of the draft to let the captains pick from "special roster additions" Wade and Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. That left Nowitzki for Antetokounmpo's side. "I'm just kidding. I'm going with my buddy Dwyane Wade".
Wade publicly said last week that he expected James to take him. It was a cool idea, but for some, there was one problem: We had no idea when the captains selected everyone to be on their teams. Doing it live was not feasible since James and the Lakers were playing Thursday night in Boston.