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NBA All-Star Game 2018-19: Takeaways from NBA All-Star Draft

278   //    15 Feb 2019, 00:45 IST

Durant and LeBron in action
Durant and LeBron in action

We are only few more days away from this year's NBA All-Star Game, an event watched by thousands of basketball fans across the globe. This is the second time in the history of the All-Star Game that the format will not be Eastern Conference vs Western Conference.

While last year, Team Stephen went up against Team LeBron, this year, it will be the Greek Freak's Team Giannis taking on Team LeBron. The All-Star Game draft recently concluded and the two teams look really balanced on paper.

This year's All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte and all the eyes will be on hometown boy, Kemba Walker. In this article, let us take a look at three of the takeaways from NBA All-Star draft.

#3 LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first, twice in a row

LeBron James going up for a slam
LeBron James going up for a slam

Kevin Durant and LeBron James are two of the most popular basketball players in the league and are known for their consistency over a long period of time. The two have engaged in some great battles on the court.

Even though LeBron James' team emerged victorious on most of the occasions early in Durant's career, in recent times, Durant, with the Warriors, has enjoyed more success against James' team.

Durant was also named the Finals MVP of the last two seasons after his heroics routed LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for two straight seasons. In the last year's All-Star Game, Durant played for Team LeBron and the two shutdown Stephen Curry on the final possession with some solid defense to defeat Team Stephen.

In this year's All-Star Game draft, James chose Kevin Durant with the first overall pick and when asked by Ernie Johnson Jr. of TNT, he confirmed that he chose Durant first last year as well.

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