LeBron James Says Having An All-Star Game Is ‘A Slap In In The Face’ To Players
The upcoming NBA All-Star game is taking place this year, despite the global pandemic. The annual game will take place in Atlanta, March 6th. However, there is one NBA star that isn’t pleased with the league’s decision to have one.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James doesn’t agree with the decision to have the game. He told the media after the Lakers’ 114-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,
“I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year. I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game. Short offseason for myself and my teammates. It was 71 days. And then coming into this season, we were told that we were not having an All-Star Game, so we’d have a nice little break.”
“Five days (in March) from the fifth through the 10th, an opportunity for me to kind of recalibrate for the second half of the season — my teammates as well, some of the guys in the league. And then they throw an All-Star Game on us like this and just breaks that all the way up. So, um, pretty much kind of a slap in the face.”
LeBron James adds,
“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.”
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