Changes to All-Star 2018

Discussion in 'NBA' started by VF21, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Captains will pick teams. Game will be played for charities.

    Rest here
  2. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Can they just eliminate the all-star game in general? that would be great. Give the players a week off.
  3. Sac.1989

    Sac.1989 Well-Known Member

    another move towards embracing super teams from the league. I guess they are keeping up with the times and the fact everyone's friends these days. I liked east V west
  4. macadocious

    macadocious Well-Known Member

    No way this is great. Imagine how much animosity it will create when LeBron picks Durant first. Then Steph takes Russ. Bill Simmons must be giddy as hell right now.
  5. SacTownKid

    SacTownKid Well-Known Member

    I never would have thought we'd see such a disparity between conferences and a lack of parity that they'd ditch the conference game all together. Not good NBA!
  6. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Hrm. Interesting POV. I honestly hadn't thought of that until just now but it kinda makes sense.
  7. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    You're telling me it wouldn't be fun to see Lebron and a bunch of mediocre "stars" take on the entire western conference?
  8. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    It's not like it's a real game anyway. You'll never get fans interested in games where the players aren't giving it everything to try and win.

    The NBA is trying to "soap opera" the fans by getting them to tune in to see who gets shunned by who and who gets picked last. It's kind of pathetic in my opinion.
  9. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    I mean, I personally would love to see Boogie wind up as a captain and pick a team entirely made up of Kentucky guys and Joel Embiid probably.

    Boogie
    KAT
    Brow
    Embiid
    Wall
  10. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    It's almost like you're not the demographic they're trying to appeal to, or something...
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  11. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    To me the actual All Star game has become anticlimatic to the dunk contest, 3 point shooting contest and even the Rising Stars Challenge. But that could just be me not being interested in seeing a NBA game where 374 total points are scored:confused:
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  12. Mike

    Mike Active Member

    Let’s be honest, this idea to eliminate east and west makes a ton of a sense when you consider how many all star calibre players could miss out because of how deep the western conference is, and in turn consider what players could get all star calls in the east after the departures. So this idea makes a ton of sense. Get the best players on the court on two teams via draft like system and go with it.
  13. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Except that link specifically states that the All-Stars will still be selected the same way they have been, it's just that the top vote-getters will get to pick teams out of those 22 other guys.
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  14. Mike

    Mike Active Member

    Well that will teach me for not reading the entire article :D

    Still, I’d be in favour of them ditching the conferences and going with the best players playing in the all star game.

    Anyway, be interesting to see how this changes things up, or whether it will make any difference at all.

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