The NBA decided to hold the All-Star event on Sunday. We are in the middle of a pandemic and this changes the entire situation. We won’t be able to attend any of the festivities. The entire weekend will be shrunk into a one-day adventure. The league first announced its decision to move on with the All-Star game. Most players blasted this decision. The Los Angeles Lakers had a really short offseason. The same applies to the Miami Heat. Most NBA teams had a short offseason and players didn’t have enough time to rest and get ready for the new season. The greatest superstars spoke their minds and tried to stop the plans. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took notice of the comments LeBron James made.
Silver reacted to LeBron’s comments.
The Lakers superstar said it was a “slap in the face.” He didn’t want to play. Well, NBA superstars weren’t able to stop the league from moving on with the plans.
In Saturday’s press conference, Silver talked about several topics, including LeBron’s criticism.
“I respect his point of view, but it can be issues that can be worked out in the family,” he said.
Adam Silver responds to LeBron James
Most players would agree that Silver is the most player-oriented commissioner in the NBA. He takes notice of every comment players make and hears their concerns. The Commissioner is trying his best to reach a compromise.
Fans won’t be allowed to attend the game. According to Silver, it will be a “television-only” affair.
“The message within the NBA community is that we’re going to be operating in a mini bubble,” Silver told ESPN in an interview. “There will be no NBA functions [for fans] to participate in. We appreciate their support and hope they’ll watch our All-Star Game on television … this is a television-only event in Atlanta.”
LeBron is averaging 25.8, 7.8 assists, and 8.0 rebounds in his 18th season in the NBA. He was selected as a team captain for the 2021 All-Star game. Kevin Durant will lead Team Durant. Well, the Nets superstar will miss the game as he is still recovering from his injury.