After completing the draft for the All-Star Game with Stephen Curry on Thursday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James ended up with DeMarcus Cousins as part of his team. Unfortunately, Cousins suffered a ruptured Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver then had to name a replacement for Cousins and chose Paul George to take over his spot.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward @Yg_Trece has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins on #TeamLeBron in the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game. pic.twitter.com/FpL6qC8iXs
— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 28, 2018
James then wasted no time to welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder forward to his All-Star team. The Cavalier’s star took to his Twitter account to let George know that he is very pleased with the news that he will be his teammate during the exhibition game.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 28, 2018
The decision to add George to the All-Star roster was a no brainier.
When the All-Star reserves were revealed, many thought that George was a big snub, believing that he deserved to be included given how good he’s been all season long for the Thunder. Despite playing for a new team, George has proven that he can co-exist with Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and the rest of the Thunder, and still produce All-Star caliber numbers.