Twitter Has Already Decided Who'll Win LeBron vs. Durant 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IIMarch 5, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James warms up before theirNBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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On the final day of games before the NBA All-Star break, rosters for Sunday's showcase game were finalized in the All-Star Game draft.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and injured Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant were named captains for the event after it was determined they won the fan vote in their respective conferences.

Here's how the draft went down—and what Twitter had to say about it. 

Team LeBron


The picks are in for #TeamLeBron 🔥 #NBAAllStar Draft presented by @Nike https://t.co/a4hnVhuIRa

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Team Durant


#TeamDurant is locked in 🔒 #NBAAllStar Draft presented by @Nike https://t.co/enNd0yUP2J

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics 

James Harden, Brooklyn Nets

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans.

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

The Brooklyn Nets have been an offensive powerhouse since Harden joined them from the Houston Rockets in January, and people have high expectations for the group heading into the All-Star Game since Durant decided to keep them together.

Robin Lundberg @robinlundberg

Durant picking both Kyrie and Harden was the lock of the century. His real squad is a quasi All Star team.


Jaylen Brown is playing in his first All-Star Game, but James is talking like this should have come a long time ago.

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

LeBron James drafts Jaylen Brown by calling him Jaylen "Underappreciated" Brown.


James came out on fire with his starters, but once Durant got going when the time came to fill out his bench, some minds were changed.

Jake Ciely @allinkid

Well, that Durant bench - maybe not https://t.co/5xYW08IpM3


Overall, the NBA's best are truly the ones that got the nod to take the court this weekend—and the payroll of the All-Star Game's participants show it. 

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42

No salary cap for this All-Star Draft 2020-21 salary per team Team LeBron: $357M Team Durant: $287M 13 out of the 24 players are on a max contract.

In the end, it seemed like Team LeBron had the edge—both with his on-court picks and his drafting technique. 

Carrington Harrison @cdotharrison

LeBron’s team might be the best All Star roster we’ve ever seen.

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

I like Team KD better but LeBron did a great job announcing his picks. Entertaining and enlightening descriptions of each. Well done, Bron. That's living up to being The Face of the League.

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc

I’d like to see LeBron’s team play one game against any actual great NBA team in history. The ’92 Bulls? The ’17 Dubs? The ’86 Celtics? The ’72 Lakers?

Vinston Painter @big_paint

Looking at Team Lebron 🤔....is there even a reason to watch this game!? It’s obvious who’s going to win! 😂😂 https://t.co/7ZtnCnkKpY


The All-Star Game is slated for Sunday at 8 p.m. in Atlanta.