LeBron James Drafts Anthony Davis First for 2020 NBA All-Star Game
Captains LeBron James selected his roster for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, as revealed in the NBA All-Star Draft.
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis was selected by James with the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA All-Star Draft. James and Giannis Antetokounmpo drafted the NBA All-Star Game team rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference. The two captains made 11 picks each – four starters and seven reserves – without regard to a player’s conference affiliation or position. James, the top overall finisher in fan voting, was awarded the first pick in the first round. See below and attached for the complete pick-by-pick results and the team rosters for the NBA All-Star Game.
Both NBA All-Star Game teams will play for a Chicago-based charity beneficiary, as selected by James and Antetokounmpo. Team LeBron will play for Chicago Scholars, a nonprofit leadership development organization that empowers academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders. Team Giannis will play for After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to nearly 19,000 Chicago teenagers each year.
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. Click here for more information about the new format.
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. Team Giannis will wear No. 24 and Team LeBron will wear No. 2 – the basketball jersey numbers of the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, respectively. Both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing Kobe, Gianna and their seven friends and teammates who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident on Jan. 26.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will select the replacement for any player unable to participate in the All-Star Game, choosing a player from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Silver’s selection would join the team that drafted the replaced player. If a replaced player is a starter, the head coach of that team would name a new starter from his team’s group of reserves. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will lead Team LeBron, and Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse will guide Team Giannis.
The 69th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago, airing live at 5 p.m. PT on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States.
Below are the 2020 NBA All-Star Draft results and the 2020 NBA All-Star Game rosters.
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