Video: Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic goofs around Lakers’ LeBron James in NBA All-Star Game
The first half of the 2019 All-Star Game is over, and Team Giannis is leading 95-82 against Team LeBron. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company has been toying with their opponents since the first quarter. This play from Nikola Jokic is proof that Team Giannis is clearly having fun.
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Antetokounmpo leads all scorers with 20 points, while pulling down four rebounds and dishing out five assists. Giannis’ real life teammate Khris Middleton scored 17 points off the bench, while Paul George added 13.
Team LeBron will obviously try to make a comeback in this game. Kevin Durant currently leads their team in scoring with 13 points, while team captain LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard each has 10 markers. Klay Thompson scored 11 points off the bench.
It seems that Team LeBron isn’t living up to the expectations so far. They were the favorites to win the All-Star Game, but judging by what happened in the first half, it looks like they won’t be able to put up enough resistance against Antetokounmpo, let alone Team Giannis.
There are still two quarters left though, and whether Team LeBron will take the second half seriously remains to be seen.
One thing is for sure though, win or lose, these players are just enjoying the All-Star festivities.
Regular season games will resume this week.