LeBron, Gian­nis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - EBron James fi­nally has An­thony Davis as a team­mate.

LFor one game.

His Los An­ge­les Lak­ers were un­able to swing a deal for Davis, but James drafted the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans star on Thurs­day when he and fel­low cap­tain Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo sat down to choose their teams for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game in Char­lotte.

Davis told the Pel­i­cans he wanted a trade, and James has made it clear that he’d love to play with him. But the Pel­i­cans kept Davis as the trade dead­line passed, so for now, their time as team­mates will be limited to All-Star week­end and James pounced at the chance to grab him with the sec­ond pick of the re­serve round.

“I’m very sure of that,” James said, when asked by TNT host Ernie John­son if he was sure he wanted Davis as a team­mate.

“Isn’t that tam­per­ing?” An­te­tok­oun­mpo asked.

Re­sponded James, as both play­ers laughed: “Tam­per­ing rules do not ap­ply on All-Star week­end,” a thinly veiled ref­er­ence to the re­ac­tion James got when he listed Davis as one of many play­ers he would like the chance to play with.

James chose Golden State’s Kevin Du­rant with the No. 1 over­all pick, as he did last year in the All-Star draft, to be one of his starters. They’ll be joined in the Team LeBron start­ing five by Bos­ton’s Kyrie Irv­ing, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Hous­ton’s James Har­den.

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