Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their teams for the 2019 All-Star Game on Thursday night, finalizing the rosters for the Feb. 17 event.
The Lakers' James and Bucks' Antetokounmpo got to choose sides because they were the All-Starter for each conference with the most fan votes. Each selected from a list of voted-in starters, then from the reserves picked by the NBA's 30 coaches.
James later traded Westbrook for Simmons.
The 68th All-Star Game will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.