Team LeBron 5-point favorite over Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game
Team LeBron is a five-point favorite over Team Giannis in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, according to the line from BetOnline.
Team Giannis, meanwhile, features a starting five of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker and Trae Young.
Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis by a final score of 178-164 last year, with Kevin Durant winning MVP. The All-Star game is in Chicago this season. There will be tons of Kobe Bryant tributes, which figure to make the weekend very emotional.
The NBA, NBPA and Nike announced that the 2020 NBA All-Star uniforms will pay tribute to the late Bryant, his daughter Gianna and their seven friends and teammates who tragically passed away in last Sunday’s helicopter accident.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will feature Team LeBron (James) wearing the No. 2 and Team Giannis (Antetokounmpo) wearing the No. 24 – Gianna and Kobe’s basketball jersey numbers, respectively.
In addition, both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing those who lost their lives in the crash, including John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan. The players will wear the jerseys during the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
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