At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

I also get that the Pelicans seemingly did not want to give into the Lakers, as it seems as if Davis has been planning to team up with LeBron James the second he signed in LA.

LeBron might have had some ulterior motives when drafting his team after selecting Kevin Durant with his first pick. But after the setback occurred, Davis made his intentions to play in the game known.

Nearly five years removed from their disappointing performance during the 2014 NBA Finals, Miami Heat fans immediately get a win as Miami's favourite son Dwyane Wade teams up with former Heat star, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Behind Nowitzki's 14 All-Star appearances, the Maverick with the next-most is Rolando Blackman, with four, then Mark Aguirre with three.

And just like that Team LeBron has come roaring back into the contest as Damian Lillard goes scorched earth from beyond the arc! "Thank you to the commissioner and to the National Basketball Association for allowing us to be on this stage again".

Team Giannis was in control most of the first half and was up 13 (95-82) at the half, not that 13 points is much of a deficit in the All-Star Game.

Barring some type of late change, he told ESPN's Tim Bontemps that he was expecting to play with LeBron James in Sunday's game. "I'm taking it all in", Nowitzki, 40, said Saturday during a practice at Bojangles Coliseum. Paul George and Khris Middleton each scored 20 points for Team Giannis, which got 17 apiece from Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. We'll see what happens. Wade said last week his only goal with to throw James, his former teammate with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, one final lob. Davis distanced himself from Demps's dismissal - "I didn't know anything about that" - and failed to offer much in the way of well wishes for his longtime boss.

Wade and Nowitzki were featured in a video presentation inside the arena during the game.

Wade would not get a significant amount of minutes in this game, but it would still be exciting to watch him and LeBron complete a transition alley-oop connection for one last time. "It's easy to walk away right now".