NBA: LeBron takes Durant, Giannis picks Curry in ASG draft

West Central Tribune - 07-08


For the second year in a row, LeBron James opened the NBA All-Star Draft on Thursday night by taking Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with the first overall pick. James, who earned the first choice by leading the NBA in All-Star voting for the second year in a row, never outright revealed his first choice in last year's draft, which wasn't televised. But after taking Durant in Thursday's event, which was televised on TNT, the Los Angeles Lakers' only All-Star admitted it was a repeat selection.