NBA Leonard, Antetokounmpo and Harden join the criticism of LeBron
LThe NBA is finding a serious opposition to the celebration of the All Star, scheduled for March 7 in Atlanta taking advantage of the League break before the second part of the season begins. Despite having reached a players union agreement (NBPA), there are several stars that already have raised their voices against the event. The last ones have been Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden.
“It is what it is right now. We all know why we are playing. There is money at stake. He is putting money over health “the Clippers forward said after the Celtics game.
“I think all the players were looking forward to those five days, seven days, whatever they are. We have to follow the big dog,” said the Bucks forward, referring to James. “The big dog says he has no enthusiasm or energy for the All Star and I am the same way. I don’t really care now. We cannot see our families, “lamented the Greek player, who among his plans for those days wanted to go to Murcia to see Alex, his little brother, who is trained in the UCAM subsidiary.” I want to see my family. I want to go see my little brother in Spain, I want my brother to come see me. In the end, if they tell us to show up, we have to do our job. I will always do my job, but deep down, I don’t want to do it. I want to take a break and I don’t see the point of playing an All-Star Game without fans “.
Harden, meanwhile, questioned that “so many things are happening as we try to calm the virus and organize this. I know what the reasoning is, but I feel that, especially with a tight schedule, players are being forced. It’s already exhausting to play a lot of games in a week. It was a week for us to relax, hang out with our families and get away from basketball for a bit. “.
Leonard, Antetokounmpo and Harden join LeBron James, who assured that the All-Star Game this season was “A slap” in the faces of the players, who had been told they would get those five days off. “I have zero energy and zero emotion for an All Star this season. However, I do not control this and will be physically there if I am selected. I’ll be there physically, but not mentally “.
Joel Embiid, Sixers center, left his participation in the air: “It will depend on health. I am not sure who will go”. Y De’Aaron Fox, point guard for the Kings, I thought directly that “it’s stupid. If we have to wear masks for a regular phase match, what is the point of doing this match? Obviously, money is what moves the world “.
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