LeBron James has an idea for how the NBA can improve upon the All-Star Draft next year, and it includes picking players the day before the actual game.
The Cavs’ All-Star forward made an appearance on Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s “Road Trippin” podcast this week and he pitched the idea that all the All-Stars line up at half court at practice on All-Star Saturday and the teams are chosen right then and there.
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LeBron was one the many NBA All-Stars who wished the league televised the All-Star Draft this season, but he still will not reveal the order how things played out.
Do you really think the new format will make the game more competitive?
LeBron: “We don’t know. But what I do think is they missed on an opportunity to televise it.”
So can you give the order to us now?
LeBron: “No. It ain’t ready yet. The people ain’t ready for it… I think, personally, if we really wanted to do it like the park, we should have all showed up, All-Star Saturday, at practice and then picked.
“Everybody stand at halfcourt, and take your team. And that’s how we play.”
Whether the draft takes place weeks before the All-Star game, or 24 hours before tipf, the NBA needs to televise this thing next season.