LeBron James and Kevin Durant picked their NBA All-Star teams Thursday night on TNT and one thing was hard to miss – Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were the last two players to be picked.
The Jazz have the league’s best record (27-9 at the break and have been playing really good basketball all season long.
So why were their star players the last to be picked?
LeBron gave this explanation:
“I just want to say something, because there’s no slander to the Utah Jazz but you guys got to understand, just like in video games growing up, we never played with Utah. Even as great as Karl Maloneand John Stockton were, we never would have picked those guys. Never.”
LeBron explains why he didn’t draft the Utah Jazz players until last pic.twitter.com/0MMJ20Pkps
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob March 5, 2021
Utah Jazz fans probably aren’t going to like that explanation, but whatever. It was some good fun. And yes, Stockton and Malone were great but their pick-and-rolls weren’t the most exciting things in the world when it came to picking a team to play with on a video game.
Twitter had some great reactions:
😂 LeBron was telling the truth pic.twitter.com/D6STZBcPi3
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife March 5, 2021
I would drain 3’s and throw alley-oops with Stockton all day, y’all were missing out.
— Zwanes (@swansofnever March 5, 2021
LeBron: “There is no Utah Jazz slander” pic.twitter.com/ppka90pDoJ
— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods March 5, 2021
2 best players in the league clowning the Utah jazz pic.twitter.com/0uo70XoxFO
— HOOPS TALK (@HOOPSTALK14 March 5, 2021