For one night at least, the gang will be back together.
LeBron James’ All-Star team was revealed on Thursday and it features both Cavs forward Kevin Love and Celtics guard (and ex-Cavaliers) Kyrie Irving. The rest of James’ team features Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Warriors forward Kevin Durant with James and Irving in the starting lineup, and Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Wizards guard Bradley Beal, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Wizards guard John Wall, Pacers guard Victor Oladipo and Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis joining Love coming off the bench.
The other team, captain by Warriors guard Stephen Curry, features Curry, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, 76ers center Joel Embiid and Rockets guard James Harden in the starting lineup. Wolves guard Jimmy Butler, Warriors forward Draymond Green, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Timberwolves forward Karl-Antony Towns and Celtics forward Al Horford make up Team Curry’s bench.
While being interviewed on TNT about his All-Star selections, James declined to say who he picked No. 1, but said he’d pick “the best available players.”
“I just tried to pick the best available players,” James said. “To be able to team back up with Kyrie is always special. Along with Kevin Love, for us to have another weekend to bring back some of the memories that we had when we were all together. Kyrie was available on the draft board. He’s one of the best point guards we have in our league. It was an easy choice for me.”
The 2018 All-Star game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Los Angeles.