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    Default Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

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    Agreed, but still it would be better to have it at the end so the players who are selected to the all-star game are selected for a full season of work, not half a season.
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    Default Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

    I don't know. I think most guys want to enjoy their summer spending time with their family and friends, and not thinking about basketball for a weeks. For those that are fortunate enough to make it deep into the playoffs and Finals, they'll play on...but I'm sure a lot of players shut it down, travel, and rightfully so for a bit once their seasons end. Extending the season with an all-star game, just goes against that. Asking them to shut it down then ramp it up for a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things is a bit uncalled for. NFL has it around the Super Bowl because they have a short season, MLB much like the NBA has it at the midway point because it's a very long season.

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    Default Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

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    Agreed, but still it would be better to have it at the end so the players who are selected to the all-star game are selected for a full season of work, not half a season.
    We care about merit now? That's what the all-nba teams are for. That isn't a good reason to move the all star game to June.

    If we wanted to get a 100% accurate 24-player picture of an nba season, we wouldn't be letting the fans pick the first ten.

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    Well, the drag out the first round of playoffs to a ridiculous length. That could be easily shortened. Reduce the back-to-backs. Those are no good for players, paying customers, anyone. And I never have, nor ever will, like basketball being played in late June. Unless my team is playing, I just can't get into it.

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    Well, the drag out the first round of playoffs to a ridiculous length. That could be easily shortened. Reduce the back-to-backs. Those are no good for players, paying customers, anyone. And I never have, nor ever will, like basketball being played in late June. Unless my team is playing, I just can't get into it.
    That's fine, but basketball in June is not a new phenomenon. The finals have been ending in June since the mid-70's.

    The first round of the playoffs has also been shortened already.

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    Default Re: NBA open to idea of expanding All Star break to a week

    They should eliminate the all-star game completely. In my opinion all-star games, in any sport, are a waste of time. The players rarely play hard for fear of getting injured, and I don't blame them a bit for that.

    Just have a 3-4 day mid season "half-time" break to let the players rest and spend time with their families. Maybe they could do it Super Bowl week-end.

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