The NBA continues with the plans regarding the All-Star Game, and let’s just say that players aren’t too excited about it. Four-time NBA champion LeBron James was among the first to criticize the plan. Carmelo Anthony took notice of the comments LeBron made.
Now we have the results from fan voting on the NBA All-Stars. Recent reports also suggest that the NBA and the players’ association are trying to reach an agreement for Atlanta to organize the 2021 NBA All-Star game on March 8.
If you ask LeBron, he will say he has zero energy and zero excitement about the game. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star game,” LeBron added.
The Lakers superstar leads the West vote getters with over 2.28 million votes.
Instead of an All-Star game, players would gladly take their time to rest. Some of them had a really short offseason after all. LeBron will take part in the game, but he “ will be there physically, but not mentally.”
“Coming into this season, you know, we were told that we were not having an All-Star game, so we’d have a nice little break… And then they throw an All-Star game on us like this and just breaks that all the way up. So, pretty much kind of a slap in the face. And we’re also still dealing with a pandemic. We’re still dealing with everything that’s been going on, and we’re going to bring the whole league into one city that’s open? Obviously, the pandemic has absolutely nothing to do with it at this point when it comes to that weekend.”
Carmelo Anthony supports LeBron
Melo agrees with his great friend. When asked about the All-Star game, he said it’s not right.
“I don’t think it’s right. I don’t think that we need it right now. It’ll be good to recognize those who got chosen to be an All-Star. I think that they deserve that recognition, but I just think that it’s a little bit too much in a short period of time.
“If they feel like it’s the right thing to do, then it’s the right thing to do, they know best, not me.”