After an extremely eventful deadline day, the NBA had more excitement planned for Thursday night, as the All-Star draft was held prior to the evening’s slate of games and televised on TNT. The two All-Star teams were picked by the captains, who were selected by fan vote.
Team LeBron bested Team Durant 170-150 in last year’s game, so you can’t really blame James for selecting a similar squad to the one he had then.
2. Durant really didn’t want to draft Harden
The most amusing part of the entire draft was how obvious it was that Durant didn’t want to draft his now-twice former teammate James Harden. With two players left on the board, Durant selected Gobert, claiming that he needed “Size.” As a result, Harden automatically went to James’ squad as the draft’s final selection.