This February, the NBA will feature a brand new format for its annual All-Star Game. Instead of the East playing the West like in years past, captains will pick their teams. That sounds like a fun new element, especially the actual process of selecting players. However, it is starting to look like that part of the event will not be televised. ESPN's Rachel Nichols reported that the league is leaning towards not putting the draft on TV and soon after LeBron James voiced his disagreement with that idea. "We're all grown men," James told Cleveland.com. "It doesn't stop your paycheck from coming." Putting the draft on TV would air out all the drama that goes down during the draft. It would let personal rivalries betwen guys like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook or James and Kyrie Irving play out for all the world to see.
John Wall says the NBA should televise its All-Star Game draft
NBC Sports Washington | Dec 21