But the real fun happened with LeBron's first pick among the reserves as he went with Anthony Davis.
It comes after Davis put in a trade request with the Lakers as one of his primary destinations, and talks between the Lakers and Pelicans dissolved (or maybe never existed from the Pelicans' point of view).
TNT host Ernie Johnson jabbed at James asking if he was sure he wanted Davis to be his teammate, to which he responded he was "very sure".
"Isn't that tampering?" Antetokounmpo asked.
LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of starters because he received more votes. Team Giannis, in addition to Antetokounmpo, will start Golden State's Stephen Curry, Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, Oklahoma City's Paul George and Charlotte hometown favorite Kemba Walker.
The Greek Freak first picked Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, returning the favor Curry paid to him past year when he served as captain. Last year wasn't televised, but fortunately, this year was, after James himself said it should be.
Following the draft, Antetokounpo traded Simmons to Team LeBron for Westbrook. The NBA signed off on the trade.
With the entire basketball world anticipating James taking old friend and championship teammate Dwyane Wade with the special selection pick, James pretended to shock the NBA at Nowitzki's expense. "I'm just kidding. I'm going with my buddy Dwyane Wade".