Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

LeBron: East Aiming for Finals Because "They Ain't Gotta Go Through Me"

LeBron: East Aiming for Finals Because

The two veterans were specifically added to the pool of players available for selection by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

As the National Basketball Association trade deadline approached, most people were eagerly waiting to see was what would happen with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

After the Lakers buzzer-beater over the Celtics, LeBron told The Athletic's Joe Vardon on Thursday (February 7), "Those top teams in the East, yeah, they're going for it. Toronto is going for it, Milwaukee's going for it, Philly".

Magic Johnson couldn't help his cause before today's trade deadline so James had to take matters into his own hands!

The Greek Freak first picked Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, returning the favor Curry paid to him past year when he served as captain. James pulled a fast one on fans, pretending to select Nowitzki before eventually going with his longtime friend.

"I love the process of everything that I go through to be able to compete every single night".

The other all-star team captain who was participating in the draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, actually was first to make humorous reference to the Lakers' fervent but fruitless pursuit of Davis.

James, the leading All-Star vote receiver this season, had the first overall pick.

Now holding the best record in all of the league, it's just the latest indication that the Bucks have set their sights on going for it all this year and getting a player of Mirotic's caliber stood as one of the biggest takeaways on the day.

Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns and Bradley Beal completed the squad. "I'm going with my buddy, Dwyane Wade".

"F-- no", Westbrook replied, while Embiid said of his nemesis, "I don't know why he was mad".

Following the draft, Antetokounpo traded Simmons to Team LeBron for Westbrook.

Barkley's suggestion prompted laughter from the two captains, who were tasked with picking four starters in the first round and seven reserves in the second round each.

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