This year’s NBA All-Star game was not very good. Actually, it was hot garbage! Too many dunks and not enough defense. End of the day, it is an exhibition game. How much good basketball do you expect to see in an exhibition game? The NBA still has the best all star game out there(not saying much), but if the players took it just a tad more seriously it would make for a better game.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference a few changes he had in mind:
“You hear people talking about 4-point shots, something that’s not about to happen in the NBA but maybe in an All-Star Game; maybe there is few spots on the floor where it is a 4-point shot, maybe there’s a half-court shot in the last minute that is 10 points. I don’t know. Maybe those are crazy ideas.”
I don’t like any of those ideas, but what do I know!