NBA commissioner considering a longer All-Star break

LeBron is asking the NBA commissioner for a longer All-Star break

2/18/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat handles the ball during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsIn every sport, the All-Star break is a nice time for players to catch up with their families, rest for a few days, and just enjoy a little break in the middle of a long, grueling season.

For All-Stars, it's really not much of a break at all. Take Damian Lillard, for example. He participated in 5 events this past weekend, between the Rookie-Sophomore game, the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Shootout, the Dunk Contest and the All-Star Game itself. LeBron James only participated in the All-Star Game, but his off-court commitments to his sponsors and as a league ambassador made it not much of a break at all.

James has mentioned that to new commissioner Adam Silver, who says that he's considering a longer All-Star break, so players like James, Lillard and others can be more refreshed and have a better rest period to prepare themselves for the second half of the season.

But how much will an expanded break really help? As it is, players like James take the break to work with sponsors and make extra money. Does he really need more time? Or should he work on taking the time that he DOES have, and make it count?

This year, with the Olympics going on, there wouldn't be much of a void in the sports world. But do we really need a longer All-Star break in the doldrums of February? Will that really help the NBA?
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2/20/14   |   swwsh

Mayabe he missed his family that much or even scarier: He's getting tired of basketball. - Paul Kadri

 

2/18/14   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

I'm asking for a longer NBA break too. Like a month and a half oughta do it.