LeBron James knows he's responsible for those big National Basketball Association trades

LeBron James knows what he's doing

Antetokounmpo had been adamant about trying to pick six-time All-Star Stephen Curry first, thereby returning the favor of Curry picking him first a year ago.

"Those top teams in the East, yeah, they're going for it", James told The Athletic's Joe Vardon on Thursday.

The Lakers are looking to bolster their ranks around James ahead of the 8pm trade deadline.

The order in which players were taken in last year's draft was not officially revealed, although much of it leaked out, and the fact that this year's would be televised caused some speculation about how embarrassing it would be for whomever was picked last.

"Isn't that tampering?" Antetokounmpo asked with a smile, provoking laughter from James and the "NBA on TNT" hosts who were commenting on the draft.

"And after that, I don't know".

After choosing Durant first, James then added former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving to his team.

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James chose Golden State's Kevin Durant with the No. 1 overall pick, as he did a year ago in the All-Star draft, to be one of his starters.

Now holding the best record in all of the league, it's just the latest indication that the Bucks have set their sights on going for it all this year and getting a player of Mirotic's caliber stood as one of the biggest takeaways on the day.

"I'm going to enjoy it", Wade said.

Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns and Bradley Beal completed the squad.

Nowitzki will also participate in the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend and will coach rookie teammate Luka Doncic in the Rising Stars game.

Antetokounmpo opted for Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, Oklahoma City Thunder wing Paul George and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker.

"I didn't have to lobby for it", Wade said. The teams for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game are now set for Team LeBron and Team Giannis.

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