Lebron James vs. Steph Curry is the basketball rivalry of this generation, and it will continue this year at the All-Star Game, except this time whos on whose side will be a little bit muddled.Lebron gave basketball writers plenty to work with leading up to the February 18 game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. King James selected Currys right-hand man Kevin Durant, long thought of as the heir-apparent to him in the league. In addition, he chose his former teammate Kyrie Irving. Irving, of course, requested a trade during the offseason in order to get away from the Cavaliers, leading many to believe there was serious resentment between the two superstars.Here are the full rosters for this years NBA All-Star Game:James team: Kevin Durant (starter), Kyrie Irving (starter), Anthony Davis (starter), DeMarcus Cousins (starter), Bradley Beal, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall.Currys team: Giannis Antetokounmpo (starter), DeMar DeRozan (starter), James Harden (starter), Joel Embiid (starter), Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Al Horford.Many have criticized the fact that despite the draft process being both newsworthy and novel, it was not televised anywhere. Not only that, but the order in which players were selected has not been revealed to the publicperhaps to avoid creating conflict amongst players. That said, people have surmised that James chose Durant first overall.
"I just tried to pick the best available players. And to be able to team up back with Kyrie, its always special," James told ESPN. "Along with Kevin Love, for us to have another weekend to bring back all the memories that we had when we were together. So Kyrie was available in the draft board, hes one of the best point guards we have in our league, so it was an easy choice for me."