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Team Giannis wins the NBA All-Star Game

Team Giannis wins the NBA All-Star Game

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game belonged to Team Giannis, who defeated Team LeBron 184-175. For the first time, the Lakers star lost as team captain in a special game. Before tonight, James was 5-0. In the end, Celtics player Jayson Tatum stole the show, earning MVP honors after breaking Anthony Davis’ All-Star Game scoring record with 55 points in the win.

This was LeBron’s 19th All-Star selection, which ties him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most in history. But Abdul-Jabbar missed one of the Games, and LeBron didn’t, making him the all-time leader in All-Star Games played.

LeBron suffered a concussion on his right hand, which occurred when he tried to block Pascal Siakam and got his finger caught in the rim.

The All-Star teams were established in a one-of-a-kind draft, about half an hour before kickoff. The All-Stars took to the stage, LeBron and Giannis stood at podiums as if it were a political debate. This is the sixth year that the captains have chosen teams, regardless of conference. That Draft was always days before the All-Star Game weekend.

Team LeBron (Coach: Michael Malone, Denver)

  • LeBron James (Lakers)
  • Joel Embiid (76ers)
  • Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)
  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks)
  • Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)
  • Jaylen Brown (Celtics)
  • Paul George (Clippers)
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers)
  • Julius Randle (Knicks)
  • De’Aaron Fox (Kings)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies)

Team Giannis (Coach: Joe Mazzulla, Boston)

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  • Jason Tatum (Celtics)
  • Ja Morant (Grizzlies)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers)
  • Lauri Markkanen (Jazz)
  • Damian Lillard (Blazers)
  • Jrue Holiday (Bucks)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Bulls)
  • Pascal Siakam (Raptors)
  • Bam Adebayo (Heat)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Kings)

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