LeBron James set off the alarms Thursday And this Friday (early Saturday in Spain) several stars have confirmed that the NBA All Star Game can be a real nonsense in the middle of this season marked by the coronavirus pandemic.
The clamor of ’23’ was joined last night by several of his main rivals for the NBA title: Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard also criticized the celebration of the all-star game.
“All the players would like to participate in those five or seven days, whatever they are, but we have to follow the boss”Anteto declared after the Bucks’ victory against the Cavaliers. “He says he has zero desire and zero enthusiasm for the All Star, and I think the same. I don’t care about the all-star game right now. We cannot see our families. “
Like LeBron, the Greek MVP commented that he would fulfill his obligations and his job even if it was reluctantly: “I am going to appear, to be a good example. But at the end of the day, deep down, I know I don’t want to. I want a break”.
LeBron and Giannis voices were joined by others such as James Harden:
“A lot is happening and we are trying to calm the virus, and do we do an event? I know why it is done but with such a compressed schedule I feel that everything is loading on the players. It is very exhausting to play so many games in one week. That All Star week was to relax, be with our families and get away from the competition a bit.”.
Kawhi Leonard he didn’t bite his tongue either: “We all know why we’re playing it. There is money at stake, it is an opportunity to make more money … is putting money over health right now ”.
Chris Paul, President of the Players Association (NBPA) and one of the promoters of the game, commented after the victory of the Phoenix Suns that understand “emotions” of his colleagues and respects them without specifying more details about the negotiations around the match.