James picked up his fellow Lakers All-Star with the No. 1 overall choice of the February 16 game on Thursday, when he combined wit for the second consecutive year with fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Westbrook joined LeBron James and Oscar Robertson as the only players with 20,000 points, 7,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds. James, the top overall finisher in fan voting, was awarded the first pick in the first round.
"I know you're all surprised", he said as the draft unfolded on TV.
Antetokounmpo tipped the Cameroonian Joel Embiid from Philadelphia, "my African brother", as the first choice.
James then took a risk and took Dallas 'Luka Doncic - which is now dealing with an ankle injury. He rounded out his starters with Houston's James Harden, the league's leading scorer, while Antetokounmpo took Boston's Kemba Walker and Atlanta's Trae Young. Antetokounmpo later selected his Milwaukee Bucks teammate Khris Middleton as the first pick among the reserves, followed by James making Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard his first reserve selection.
He also selected big men Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), guard/forward Jimmy Butler (Heat), forward Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans) and guards Kyle Lowry (Raptors) and Donovan Mitchell (Jazz).
James also selected Damian Lillard from Portland, Ben Simmons from Philadelphia, Russell Westbrook from Houston, Nikola Jokic from Denver, Jayson Tatum from Boston, Chris Paul from Oklahoma City and Domantas Sabonis from IN on his team.
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"There is no wrong choice", James said. "They're all All-Stars for a reason".
The NBA announced last week that several tributes to NBA icon Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed on January 26 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on the All-Star weekend Life came, will take place.
As part of the new format for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the two teams will compete to win each quarter for their designated charities. And when the third quarter ends, 24 will be added to the score of the team that is leading and the first team to reach that number in an untimed fourth quarter will be declared the victor.
National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven other victims of the southern California helicopter crash on January 26 are commemorated all weekend.
Team Giannis will play for After School Matters. Thus far, Team LeBron is 2-0 against Team Giannis.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James put on a show on Thursday night (Friday IST) at the Staples Center.
The "2-24" date would again carry some symbolism in line with Bryant and Gianna's jersey numbers.