The NBA shook things up for this year's All-Star game, having the two biggest vote-getters -- Lebron James and Stephen Curry -- pick sides playground style.
However, the league kept the order of the draft secret, so as to not insult any all-stars.
That all came into play during last night's OKC-Washington game. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook went nuts, scoring 46 points and leading his team to a 121-112 victory. Before the game, Westbrook, who was picked by Lebron, was shown a team roster that listed him last, one spot after Wizards PG John Wall.
👀 pic.twitter.com/pUeSSelR0V— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) January 26, 2018
After the game, Westbrook admitted he thought that meant he was picked last. When, in fact, it was just in alphabetical order.
Russell Westbrook asked his thoughts about being picked on LeBron’s team, thought he was the last pick. Informed it was just an alphabetical list, he made sure to correct Melo who was heckling nearby. pic.twitter.com/gPMgPr91Kz— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 26, 2018
So Westbrook played tonight's game thinking he was the last pick in the draft, so Extra Angry Russ went out and dropped 46 on the Wizards. I feel like the Wizards should file a protest with the league.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 26, 2018
Here are the two complete rosters for the February 18th game, in no particular order.
Lebron James team: Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook, Kristaps Porzingis, Bradley Beal, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo and John Wall.
Stephen Curry Team: James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Lowry, Al Horford, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.