For the first round of the All-Star draft, the two former MVPs alternated picks among their eight fellow starters. With the first pick, James drafted reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. James’ fellow 2020 champion Laker Anthony Davis will of course be absent as he continues to rehabilitate a strained right calf injury.
An injury will keep Durant off the floor during the actual All-Star game on Sunday, as well, but he still had the honor of making picks by virtue of being one of the two players who received the most fan votes, along with James. Durant chose his fellow Net Kyrie Irving with the No. 2 pick.
When it came time to make picks for the second round of 2021 All-Star reserves, Team Durant drafted his other All-Star Nets teammate, James Harden. Meanwhile, LeBron selected Damian Lillard, also his first pick from among the reserves in 2020.
Here’s a full recap:
These full lists are also available here, courtesy of JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors.