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Folks complain the NBA All-Star Sport lacks drama. The league simply assured that the pre-game would have drama.
The NBA modified its conventional East vs. West All-Star format in 2017. As an alternative of dividing gamers by geography, the highest vote-getters in every convention draft starters and reserves themselves.
Previously, the draft has occurred on TNT, with the “Inside The NBA” observing, judging, and heckling.
And there was often drama, normally primarily based on captains and their outdated teammates: LeBron James with Kyrie Irving, or Kevin Durant and James Harden final yr.
Days after Harden compelled a commerce from Durant’s Brooklyn Nets, Durant handed on drafting The Beard seven totally different occasions, sticking him on Crew LeBron.
However whereas the draft has offered moments of levity — like when Giannis Antetokounmpo accused James of “tampering” — the league apparently desires extra face-to-face confrontation.
Primarily based on the fifth spherical of fan voting, it seems to be like James and Antetokounmpo shall be captains once more, though Durant solely trails the Greek Freak by a little bit over 100K votes.
Because the main total vote-getter, James could have to decide on between teammate Anthony Davis, former and potential teammate Kyrie Irving, or rivals Durant and Steph Curry. If James doesn’t choose AD, he’ll should look Davis proper within the eyes, or the forehead, whereas he does it.
Durant nonetheless hopes to come back again from his knee damage in time to take part within the All-Star Sport.
It’s an indication that the NBA is all the time prepared to experiment with All-Star Weekend, as once they launched a brand new “Elam Ending” format in 2020, the place groups play to a goal rating within the ultimate quarter.
This addressed issues in regards to the competitiveness of the exhibition, which had change into identified for zero-defense blowouts.
Who does it damage? The gamers who get picked final in every spherical, in entrance of their fellow All-Stars and a global tv viewers.
Our recommendation? Begin sucking as much as LeBron and Giannis now. Telling James how a lot you preferred “Area Jam: Legacy” or that you simply’re pondering of opening a Blaze Pizza franchise could possibly be the distinction between being picked fourth, or final.