Why Did We Need An NBA All-Star Draft?

The basketball world is buzzing over the release of the NBA All-Star Draft lineups. Lebron and Steph Curry, back and forth, picking their own lineups from a pool of capable All-Stars.

But the question I have is, why? What is the point of a draft for the All-Star game? Granted, it does cause intrigue in what may happen now that the two conferences have mixed. But the game doesn’t change at all!

The All-Star game will still be the same old story. A bunch of superstars basically on vacation who are playing a pickup game in a predetermined city. There will still be the flashy over-the-top dunk and alley oops. The long-range shooters will still take those unnecessarily long 3’s to show you just how good they are.

And, the key factor in any All-Star game that the NBA puts out…….there will be NO DEFENSE. The defense is sooooo bad, the players need to give us all these flashy plays to mask the fact this game is a complete waste of time.

But hang on, let me give credit where credit is due. Let me take the league’s side for a second. Because I can see that they are at least trying to spice things up.

In that case, wouldn’t you WANT TO TELEVISE THE DAMN DRAFT?!?! Don’t you think the key change that you are marketing to your product should be broadcast for the world to see? That way, you still gain the viewers, and the added revenue, etc… But then, you also give the viewer the full all-around experience. You allow them to see the process from start to finish.

But in the end, it’s all a bunch of smoke and mirrors. The league is trying to make the game seem like a bigger deal. But I’m not buying it!

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