‘It’s Over Guys’: Giannis Antetokounmpo Reacts to Being Picked by LeBron James for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Published 03/05/2021, 1:51 AM EST
Jan 21, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


The NBA’s All-Star festivities began last night, with LeBron James and Kevin Durant drafting their teams. For the first time, LeBron will team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek Freak is hyped for the union.

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The Bucks star found out about the teams during a video call with NBA on TNT. He was excited about being picked first by LeBron and had a big smile on his face. “Do I get a hat now? Do I wear a suit now?” he asked jokingly. Later, when he learned about the starting five of Team LeBron, Giannis was stunned for a few seconds. “Yeah, it’s over guys,” he exclaimed. “That’s a good starting five.”

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Starting 5 for Team LeBron 

Guard – Stephen Curry

Guard – Luka Doncic

Forward – LeBron James

Forward – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Center – Nikola Jokic

Those are five MVP candidates all on the same team. It is almost unfair for such a team-up, but over the years, LeBron’s team picking skills have proved to be elite.

Can Giannis Antetokounmpo help Team LeBron James to a win?

After being opposing captains for the last two seasons, Giannis and LeBron are now set to team up. They are two of the most athletic players in the league which promises a lot of high-octane action. Last season, Giannis led his team in scoring, so LeBron knows he can get a bucket from him anytime. Along with his scoring, Giannis will also be a force on the glass, which will make them a menace to deal with.

Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Along with a lot of athleticism, Team LeBron has arguably all the best playmakers in the league in one team, bar James Harden. Curry. Doncic, Jokic, and LeBron are immensely talented passers, and combining them will promise beautiful basketball. They also have Chris Paul and Damian Lillard off the bench, which makes it ridiculous.

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Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One should expect a lot of lobs, dime-dropping, powerful dunks, and finally, a win as well. Compared to Team Durant, they are a lot stronger on both ends. The absence of Durant due to injury will be the biggest loss for them, and so Team LeBron will be the favorites to come away with the win for the fourth year in a row.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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