The league just lately introduced that amid the worldwide pandemic, there could be an in-person NBA All-Star recreation within the 2020-21 season. This was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, who introduced that this recreation could be hosted in Atlanta on March 7, lower than a month from at present.
As followers the world over vote for the gamers they suppose deserve a spot on the respective rosters, gamers across the league have given their tackle the state of affairs.
In an interview with Farbod Esnaashari of Sports activities Illustrated and different members of the media, Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers just lately mentioned that the sport is barely being performed to generate income for the league and that well being isn’t being taken severely sufficient.
“It’s what it’s at this level. Everyone knows why we’re enjoying it. There’s cash on the road…Simply placing cash over well being proper now.”
Moreover, Giannis Antetokounmpo informed Eric Woodyard of ESPN that if the sport does occur, he not less than hopes that followers could be there to take pleasure in it.
“On the finish of the day, if now we have the All-Star recreation, I hope the followers could be there. And, we may give again to them, however on the finish of the day if now we have the All-Star recreation simply to have an All-Star Recreation and don’t don’t have any followers, I don’t see the purpose.”
Whatever the causes for the league making this determination, excessive precautions needs to be made in order that the continued well being and security of gamers are continued.
This season, NBA gamers and media will be part of followers in choosing the NBA All-Star starters. Whereas followers will nonetheless account for almost all of the choice, with 50 % of the vote, present gamers and a media panel account for 25 % every.