Aside from last night’s incredible Boston/Lakers match, the NBA All-Star draft also grabbed headlines, being the first event of its kind in NBA history.
Team captains LeBron and Giannis both selected their players, and it was an interesting thing to watch unfold.
But if you look a little closer at the list of All-Stars LeBron chose to play with, you’ll notice they all have something in common.
bahahaha . everyone on the top of that list except Harden gonna be a free agent
look at that smile he know EXACTLY what he doing. pic.twitter.com/6fAHmWXqIw
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 8, 2019
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and Klay Thompson are all of the names LeBron picked first and all of them are up for free-agency (with the exception of Harden).
There’s no evidence to prove LeBron did it on purpose but… c’mon. It’s no coincidence that he happened to spend his first couple of selections on players that are all rumored to be potential Lakers next season. Maybe playing together will give him more time to chat with them, or maybe he just wants them to get a feel of what it’s like playing with him?
Either way, we’re on to you, LeBron!