NBA Open to Idea of Expanding All-Star Weekend to a Week
NBA All-Star weekend is officially here and both fans and players alike are excited for all of the festivities taking place in New Orleans this weekend. The players, mainly because of the nice break they get until their next games. But have you ever wondered what it would be like if the all-star festivities went past just one weekend?
Well, it appears the NBA at the very least is open to the idea of expanding all-star weekend. Players union president Chris Paul spoke on the idea recently.
“I definitely think it’s something that should happen,” Paul told NBA.com while attending a pep rally and press conference at a New Orleans grade school, where he was inducted into the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation ambassador program.
Paul said he spoke with Silver about the possibility of a longer All-Star break.
“Obviously All-Star Weekend is all about the fans and showcasing our game to the entire world, but it would be nice to get a little break,” the Clippers guard said. “Not saying the all stars are unhappy or ungrateful for being all stars, but to enjoy your family for a couple days would be nice.”
“I said, ‘We’d be happy to look into it,’ ” Silver said. “The notion is that, in addition to the All-Star Game and the events itself, there would be a break built into the schedule. Maybe we could resume play on Thursday night, later in the week, to insure that the All-Stars got time off as well.”