NBA All-Star 2019: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo complete first trade in draft history

Ben Simmons

There is about to be a very interesting lineup on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s squad at the All-Star game.

We have history.

During the first nationally broadcasted All-Star draft in league history, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James completed the very first trade during the event.

After Antetokounmpo took Ben Simmons during the reserves portion of the draft, James wasn’t thrilled.

“S—,” he said. “You took my guy.”

But, the two players made nice and completed a deal which ultimately sent Russell Westbrook to Team Giannis and brought Simmons back to Team LeBron.

Simmons had his own reaction to the trade.

Now, there could be a storm brewing on Team Giannis.

This is for one simple reason — Joel Embiid is also on Antetokounmpo’s roster.

Westbrook and Embiid have an extensive history in which the two players have gone back and forth at each other for the last couple of years.

It was only a couple of weeks ago when the two players had to be separated on the court in the middle of the game.

When asked after the game if he was cool with Embiid, Westbrook was blunt.

“F— no,” he said.

This is going to be a fun All-Star game.

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