Anthony Davis scored 32 points with 13 rebounds for the Lakers while playing through a right index finger injury, while LeBron James added 18 points, 15 assists and nine rebounds.
If his choices for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game are an indication, he may need to be kept far away from any front office role when he retires.
Also on team Giannis: Miami's Bam Adebayo, Utah defensive standout Rudy Gobert and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, Miami's Jimmy Butler, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and Brandon Ingram of New Orleans. I mean, look at this lineup of reserves for Team LeBron: Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, Nikola Jokic, Chris Paul and Domantas Sabonis.
LeBron ended up getting Harden on his team.
"There's no wrong choice", James said.
With the National Basketball Association exchange deadline now out of the equation, the focus shifts to the All-Star weekend. "We are all all-stars, they are all all-stars for a reason".
LeBron James caught the attention of everyone in the Staples Center after an electrifying highlight in the third quarter against Houston Rockets Thursday night.
Team Giannis will wear the red Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms and Team LeBron will wear the blue Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms. Team Giannis will wear No. 24 in tribute to Bryant. And all participants in the All-Star weekend wear a patch with nine stars, in memory of the nine victims.
Julius Randle scored 22 points, including a clutch 14-foot jumper with 1:44 remaining, as host NY knocked off Orlando at Madison Square Garden in its first home game since firing team president Steve Mills on Tuesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo took a amusing shot at James Harden while picking his All-Star team on Thursday.
By adding Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam and Trae Young, his team gets some of the most exciting players in his conference.