Friday, February 7, 2020

Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum will be opponents at NBA All-Star Game

Celtics guard Kemba Walker and forward Jayson Tatum will playing against each other at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

Walker was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks forward and reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to Team Giannis, while Tatum was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James to Team LeBron.

Before Walker was selected, Antetokounmpo was debating between choosing the Celtics guard and Atlanta Hawks second year man Trae Young. Charles Barkley asked why he didn't consider James Harden, who was still on the board. Antetokounmpo laughed and said: "I want someone who is going to pass the ball." Antetokounmpo then chose Walker, while calling him "the crossover killer and step-back master."

When James picked Tatum, Antetokounmpo yelled out "He was my next pick!" This is Walker's fourth straight All-Star Game, while Tatum is heading to the mid-season classic for the first time in his short NBA career.

TNT will have the NBA All-Star Game broadcast on Sunday, February 16 at 8 pm EST.

Tatum will also defend his Skills Challenge title as part of NBA 2020 All-Star Saturday night. 

Joel Pavón

Picture used courtesy of Getty Images

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