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NBA All-Star Game Is Worse Than Mid

After Another Disappointing Event Lacking Competitiveness, the NBA All-Star Game Seems Obsolete

NBA All-Star Game Is Worse Than Mid
Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves | Justin Casterline/Getty Images/AFP

Time for a Change 🥴

“It’s really simple: if you don’t care, neither do we,” Scott Van Pelt

The latest edition followed in a series of NBA All-Star games with one simple descriptor: forgettable. But it’s not just the game, but several parts of the NBA All-Star Weekend that need an overhaul.

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As the kids say, this weekend had the word mid written all over it.


The one thing the league nailed was having an alternative broadcast. I can tell you more about the conversation between Charles Barkley, Draymond Green, and Taylor Rooks.


The East scored 200 points which is not an accomplishment but rather shows the complete lack of effort in this game. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt summed up the evening perfectly.


It’s really simple: if you don’t care, neither do we,” SVP tweeted after the game.

Before I’m called a boomer, I have realistic expectations for this game. I’m not expecting full-court presses and lockdown defense.

 

The Latest NBA All-Star Changes Made the Game Way Worse

The reality is the NBA is moving in the wrong direction. Having the players draft their teams at least added intrigue to the rosters creating plenty of NBA news.

More importantly, the Elam ending (where teams played to a number rather than a clock) created more competition. Instead, the most recent version featured players jacking up threes for the logo.

This game is not meant for me anymore, and I do remember as a kid looking forward to all the events. Even still, the NBA can keep young fans as the target audience while still making the weekend competitive.


Here’s what needs to be done for the NBA to hit that Netflix and chill button over tuning in to All-Star Weekend.

 

The NBA To-Do List Starts With Bringing Back the Draft

The Rising Stars format is perfect and offers much more competitive games than anything we saw Sunday night. Four teams playing in a tournament with the Elam ending.

Chef’s kiss.


The NBA Three-Point Contest is the most consistent event of the entire weekend. It is always entertaining but fans are tuning into the festivities for the dunk contest. P.S. The Stephen versus Sabrina contest was epic. Please keep that.

Find a sponsor willing to drop a bag of cash for the purse of this event. Mac McClung was the only one who made this remotely watchable.

NBA rumors keep saying we need stars in this contest, but Jaylen Brown’s performance was dreadful despite the guard making the finals.

You don’t just need stars. You need stars who can dunk creatively.


If not, just fill the contest with the best dunkers in the world like McClung. At least it would be entertaining.

If the NBA All-Star Game is going to be the grand finale, it cannot be the worst event of the entire weekend. Go back to the draft and Elam ending or just scrap it all together.

Can’t wait to see the NBA stats on the TV ratings which undoubtedly show a lot of fans starting binging “True Detective.”

 

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