The NBA All-Star Game has become arguably among the worst events in all of professional sports.
The All-Star Weekend has no longer become appealing for the fans, and it almost feels like a mid-season break, even for the supporters.
It’s become evident that the players are no longer invested or interested in even playing.
They don’t want to play defense or risk any injury — which is fair, valid, and makes sense.
However, it’s reached a point where some people would rather if they didn’t even play this game and they took it as a mid-season vacation, and that’s it.
That’s why NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum has recently announced that the league is looking at making some tweaks to the game so it continues to be an appealing product for the fans.
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum is looking to make some ‘tweaks’ to the All-Star game
“We have to look at the All-Star game and make some tweaks and continue to ensure that it’s an entertaining product for the fans out there,”
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Of course, NBA fans love high-scoring games, poster dunks, and sharpshooting fests, but this has just become way too much already.
Also, the Slam Dunk contest doesn’t even feature All-Stars anymore, with a G-League player and mostly reserves taking the floor in this edition.
The league needs to find ways to make players actually want to take place in these events.
They need to offer better prizes or any sort of incentive to make the guys want to bring their A-Game, or at least try and play some defense.
The All-Star Game used to be one of the most anticipated events in professional sports.
It used to mean something.
Hopefully, they’ll make this right once and for all, as it’s been way too long already.NEXT: A Celtics Assistant Has Emerged As Strong Candidate For College Job