在DEPEN德NCE, Ohio (AP) — 勒布朗·詹姆斯 wouldn't reveal the order he drafted players for his 所有-Star team.

  • 勒布朗·詹姆斯 和 Stephen Curry have picked their teammates for the NBA 所有-Star game.
  • In an NBA first, the teams were chosen playground-style, with the two captains taking turns picking teammates.
  • LeBron joked that picked 拉塞尔 - 威斯布鲁克 last because, "he's crazy."


在DEPEN德NCE, Ohio (AP) — 勒布朗·詹姆斯 wouldn't reveal the order he drafted players for his 所有-Star team.

Kevin Love had an idea when he was chosen.

"Probably dead last," Love said, joking.

"Kev would say that," James said.

Cleveland's 所有-Stars will indeed play together in the Feb. 18 game after James selected his teammate — and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving — to join him on a squad that will face a team featuring Golden State's Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson 和 Draymond Green in Los Angeles.

As the top two vote-getters, James and Curry were named captains and selected their teams for the 所有-Star game, which the league has acknowledged needs a jolt of excitement, intrigue 和 intensity following some lackluster affairs. Last year, the West won 192-182 in a game devoid of defense or much competitiveness.

James, who will be playing in his 14th consecutive 所有-Star game, nabbed Warriors star Kevin Durant with his first pick. But he wouldn't divulge how the rest of the draft unfolded or the reasons for taking certain players.

"I drafted according to best players available, filling out my roster," James said, sounding like an NBA general manager. "I picked, Steph picked 和 my next available guy was there. He took the next one, so I had to go down to who I wanted next. At some point I'll tell you all the draft, but it won't be here."

Before the draft, speculation swirled about whether James would take Irving, his former teammate who requested a trade this summer after reaching three consecutive Finals in Clevel和.

James didn't say when he took Irving, but like Love, he joked about his final pick.

"The only thing I know for sure is that Russ (Thunder star 拉塞尔 - 威斯布鲁克), went last," James said of the reigning league MVP. "He's crazy."

Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points on Thursday night against Washington after seeing a list in which he was the final name, not realizing it was alphabetical.

James repeated his belief that the league should televise the draft going forward. In the meantime, he's hoping to put on a good show for fans.

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Love had posted on 推特 that he hoped to be 所有-Star teammates with Thompson, whom he has known since they were kids.

So will he ask for a trade?

"No, no, no," he said, laughing. "That was all surface level and myself going way back with their family and growing up in Portland together. We've got that Little League Baseball photo together. My dad used to take photos all the time, so pictures of us growing up 和 playing in the backyard, so it's fun."

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