NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:32 pm

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NBA open to idea of expanding All-Star break to a week

The All-Star weekend is a busy one — and not just for Damian Lillard (who will be in five events during the weekend).

For the players selected to the team it is a whirlwind of media events, community events, practices and, oh yea, a basketball game. Plus a few parties. Then a few more parties. You think it’s a weekend off but it’s more like that vacation your wife schedules out where she wants to see and do everything in Italy/New York/San Francisco/wherever that you are constantly running around and when it’s over you don’t feel like you rested at all.

It’s not much of a rest for the players (there is a reason Tim Duncan didn’t want to be on the team this year, the coaches granted him his wish and didn’t vote him on even though he was deserving).

Some players have brought up the idea of expanding the All-Star break to a week, including players’ union president Chris Paul, and the.

“I definitely think it’s something that should happen,” Paul told NBA.com while attending a pep rally and press conference at a New Orleans grade school, where he was inducted into the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation ambassador program.

Paul said he spoke with Silver about the possibility of a longer All-Star break.

“Obviously All-Star Weekend is all about the fans and showcasing our game to the entire world, but it would be nice to get a little break,” the Clippers guard said. “Not saying the all stars are unhappy or ungrateful for being all stars, but to enjoy your family for a couple days would be nice.”

“I said, ‘We’d be happy to look into it,’ ” Silver said. “The notion is that, in addition to the All-Star Game and the events itself, there would be a break built into the schedule. Maybe we could resume play on Thursday night, later in the week, to insure that the All-Stars got time off as well.”

Silver is more open to discussing new ideas than David Stern was, at least that’s the feeling around the league.

He’s also a negotiator. If he gives the players this what is he going to want in return?

It’s not a bad idea, a little longer breather in the NBA schedule. Just something to watch as the new commissioner and the new union president start to talk about issues of concern to both sides.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby 432J on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:59 pm

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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 pm

Easy peasy..... We could add......

Old timers game..... 24-7 PR about how the players give 130% of their salary to charities complete with documentaries from the "home" city and it's star players building houses and handing out cans of food...... Move the Draft Combine to All Star Weekend..... Have a off hand game..... sack race...... Owner's vs Players game..... NBA Players Rap TV with videos.... A car rally showing the mods needed to accommodate "big guys".... a Groupie Pageant..... NBA Mom's cook off/Pageant...... NBA Mom's vs Groupies game.... NBA Divorce Court.... NBA Police blotter.... Black History with Chris Webber and Charles Barkley..... A lovable goof former player/commentator can interview the President.... NBA "Cribs to Shopping Carts under the Freeway" with Alan Iverson, Antoine Walker and Derrick Coleman.....
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby Congo Cash on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:07 pm





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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby scissors on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:56 am

Please no.

Also they need couple of days with the family? Yes family is important but it's not like they are gone from their family for years.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby thkthebest on Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:02 am

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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby John3:16 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:59 am

The All Star game intro could easily add 5 minutes and make a full day out of it. :bang:

Seriously, it should be 1 day..... and make the players play defense. Do away with the dunk contest until the best dunkers agree to participate.

Personally, I'd love to see a couple feature 1 on 1 games. Bron vs KD. Wall vs Irving. Blake vs Love.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby XXIV on Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:38 pm

^ I agree with the 1 on 1 contest. We may not get the biggest names at first but eventually I think it'll become something similar to what the dunk contest once was.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby Iceberg Slim on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:16 am

The one-on-one games would be dope. Too bad the player we'd want to see the most (Lebron) would never participate. He's too scared to be shown up.

I'd like to see a 3-on-3 tournament.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:19 am

1 on 1 won't happen for a couple reasons…. first the injury issue and second what endorser wants to endorse the guy who got lit up in a one on one contest. The safety in numbers law applies here…..
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:44 am

Iceberg Slim wrote: The one-on-one games would be dope. Too bad the player we'd want to see the most (Lebron) would never participate. He's too scared to be shown up.

I'd like to see a 3-on-3 tournament.

Rooscooter wrote:1 on 1 won't happen for a couple reasons…. first the injury issue and second what endorser wants to endorse the guy who got lit up in a one on one contest. The safety in numbers law applies here…..

This. Too much to lose in a one-on-one contest. Not least of all being pride. :man10:

Three-on-three would be cool.

As for a full week off... Nah. Suck it up. So many athletes in the past were so thankful to just BE All-Stars that they gave their all for it. Now our pampered spokesmen for the league demand more time off for the inconvenience. Get over yourselves.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:32 am

Superstar players who would jump at the 1 v 1 game: Kobe and KD

I could see a handful of the PG's in the game being into it too. Lebron would run away from this so fast he would pull a muscle.
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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby gill on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:35 pm

As for the length, if it means giving players more rest and less injuries / more time to recover, why not?

I'd totally tune in for a 1 v 1 tourney / event. Heck, go balls out and even have WWE type of intro music before the match. Have a championship belt instead of a trophy...

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Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

Postby KB24 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:54 am

I think the NBA season as it is right now is very gruel to the body of these athletes....

playing almost every day for 6 months and then expecting them to work on their game in the summer. Its just absolutely insane and inhuman especially since its not just playing every day...the travelling every day is also insane. I think the season needs to have more free days in between without reducing the summer. So in other words...less games.
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