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

Posted February 09, 2019

"Toronto is going for it, Milwaukee's going for it, Philly". The Raptors added center Marc Gasol to play alongside Kawhi Leonard, while the Bucks traded for Nikola Mirotic to compliment Giannis Antetokounmpo.

LeBron responded, smiling, "Tampering rules do not apply on All-Star Weekend".

With the Lakers down by 18 points on the road, James took control of the team's offense and they Lakers scored 42 points in the third quarter to take a lead.

The Lakers had actively pursued Davis since he asked to be traded last week but they failed to reach an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The most notable moment from the night came when James selected Davis, who was involved in trade talks to join James on the Lakers prior to Thursday's trade deadline.

Then came deciding which legends would go where with both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade being late adds by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver. James was the No. 1 overall selection by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 National Basketball Association draft and Miami took Wade with the No. 5 pick in the same draft. But he had some fun with that moment.

"I'm going to enjoy it", Wade said. The results weren't announced last season, but Ernie Johnson asked James after the first round of the draft, and he admitted that he drafted Durant first a year ago as well. They know they ain't gotta go through Cleveland anymore....

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17. "Everybody in the East thinks they can get to the Finals because they ain't gotta go through me". "You guys just want to make a big deal out of who's last".

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"When it's time for me or when I feel it's time to stop playing". Because at the end of the day, I'm still an all-star. LeBron proposed Russell Westbrook for his Klutch Sports cohort Ben Simmons, with the added humor that Russ and Joel Embiid will be teammates on the Greek Freak's team. James and Curry were the captains a year ago, but the order of their picks were not revealed or aired.

Davis told the Pelicans he wanted a trade, and James has made it clear that he'd love to play with him.

After the starters were selected, Antetokounmpo and James made a show out of the reserves, especially after Antetokounmpo picked his teammate, Khris Middleton first, setting up James' first bench pick, Anthony Davis.

"He better pick me", Wade said Friday after the Heat's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at AmericanAirlines Arena. "I have no idea, but he's always in his feelings".

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