EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – LeBron James liked to pick his All-Star group with Steph Curry last season and did not see a disadvantage to watch the process playing on television this season.
ESPN confirmed that the NBA and NBA Players Association have agreed to televise the two All-Star captains who choose their 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte. New York Times was the first to report
“What’s bad about it? It’s All-Star Weekend,” James said when asked if televising the Captains choice would be good. “You have 24 of the best players in the world to make the team. It does not matter if you are first or last, you are 24 of the best in the world at that time. T think it will be bad. see. “
Last year, the NBA introduced a new wrinkle to the All-Star Game format with fans who continued to select the five starters for the East and West conference. However, the leading voter in each conference would be drafting the other 11 members in their group as a fantasy concept.
James and Curry were the first captains to participate in the process last season.
“It was good, me and Steph, we had a good time writing on the phone just picking up,” said James, who is now at the West Conference after signing with the Lakers. “Fantasy basketball for us. It was fun.”
James said that the entertainment value would come down to whoever chose captains.
“Of course, I think there are some personalities that can add it,” James said. “But it depends entirely on how much captains will get into it, as far as their bulletin boards. We’ll see.”