NBA All-Star Game 2020: LeBron vs. Giannis Rosters, TV Schedule and MVP Odds

Jake RillSenior Analyst IIFebruary 15, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, slaps hands with guard LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
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There are few more sure things in sports than LeBron James making the NBA All-Star Game.

Now in his 17th season, James has been named an All-Star each of the past 16 years. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (18) received more All-Star selections than James has.

For the third straight year, James is serving as a team captain. He drafted the members of Team LeBron, which will face a squad captained by Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sunday night at United Center in Chicago.

James has led his team to victory each of the previous two years, which included defeating a team led by Antetokounmpo last season.

With the All-Star Game getting closer, here's a look at some important information for this year's game, including full rosters, MVP odds and more.

     

2020 NBA All-Star Game

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When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: United Center in Chicago

TV and Live Stream: TNT and TNTDrama.com

             

Rosters

Team LeBron Starters

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

James Harden, Houston Rockets

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

        

Reserves

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (injured, will not play)

Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets

      

Team Giannis Starters

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

       

Reserves

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

     

All-Star Game MVP Odds

Odds obtained via SportsBetting.Ag

Anthony Davis +400 (bet $100 to win $400)

LeBron James +450

Giannis Antetokounmpo +500

James Harden +600

Luka Doncic +900

Trae Young +1000

Kawhi Leonard +1400

Joel Embiid +1800

     

Not only does James reach the All-Star Game a lot, but he's also had a knack for winning the contest's MVP award. He's received the honor three times, with only Bob Pettit and Bryant winning more, with four trophies each.

However, it's James' teammate, Anthony Davis, who is the betting favorite to win the award this year.

Davis is having a strong first season in Los Angeles, averaging 26.6 points and 9.2 rebounds through 46 games. He's a seven-time All-Star, and he's also a former winner of the game's MVP award after claiming the honor in 2017.

Harden and Doncic are also members of Team LeBron with strong odds to win this year's All-Star Game MVP award.

Harden leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 35.3 points per game. He's an eight-time All-Star and consistently one of the league's top scorers, but he's never won All-Star MVP.

After participating in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, Doncic is set to make his first appearance in the All-Star Game on Sunday. The Mavericks guard is healthy after recently missing seven games with an ankle injury.

If a member of Team Giannis wins MVP, then it's likely to be Antetokounmpo himself. He ranks second in the NBA in scoring at 30.0 points per game, and he continues to improve as he gains experience. Although the four-time All-Star has never won the game's MVP honor, he was the NBA MVP last season.

No matter who earns MVP this year, we're guaranteed a different winner from last season. Kevin Durant won the 2019 award, but he's out for the season with an Achilles injury.