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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.
    That's what All-NBA teams are for.
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    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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    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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    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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    Not sure how to feel about this one unlike the NFL I prefer the NBA All Star stuff but not really sure it generates enough interest for this to be warranted.

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    NBA considers longer All-Star break

    The NBA is considering extending the All-Star break into a seven-day hiatus next season, according to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Citing multiple sources, the Sun Sentinel reported that the league currently is using the week-long All-Star break as its "model" while filling out the 2014-15 season.

    Several of the NBA's biggest stars, including LeBron James, have lobbied for a longer All-Star break, citing their busy schedules during the league's All-Star weekend.
    The NBA could, however, revert back to its traditional four-day break at any point before officially releasing the schedule next month, according to the report.

    If the league decides to implement the seven-day break, each team would consequently have at least one more back-to-back set of games, the Sun Sentinel reported.

    Several of the NBA's biggest stars, including LeBron James, have lobbied the league to extend the break.

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed in February that he met personally with James during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans to discuss a longer break.

    "One of the issues LeBron raised is a break during All-Star [Weekend]," Silver said during a radio interview with ESPN. "[For] a guy like LeBron, All-Star Weekend is not a break for him in any way. He's going around the clock with a combination of things the league is asking him to do, personal commitments, and I think it makes sense if we can work in the schedule a few days so the All-Stars can get a break as well."

    Silver added at the time that a schedule change of that magnitude would have to be negotiated with the players' association.

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    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.
    If you had been an NBA fan from 1981-1993 you would not be saying that. Some of the best exhibition games ever played.

    It's a problem with today's players more than the game itself.

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    If you had been an NBA fan from 1981-1993 you would not be saying that. Some of the best exhibition games ever played.

    It's a problem with today's players more than the game itself.
    And the coverage. The second half of last year's All Star game was a spectacular defensive effort by the East. But just kind of overlooked by the coverage of the game. Now, I want to make it clear that I am not disagreeing with you. Pretty much every other minute of every other recent all star game is almost unwatchable, unless you just want to see the Harlem Globetrotters lite. One of the many overlooked qualities of Frank Vogel is his ability to get the East All Stars to buy in on putting that kind of defensive effort into an All Star game. Getting guys who normally don't give a to care and to put forth that level of effort should be commended.

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    1981, 1984, 1987, 1993. I could watch those games all day. 1993 especially.

    1993 was the first, last and only time Pat Riley ever got to coach Michael Jordan. You could see them feeding off of each other's maniac competitive disorder. Also, the only time Isiah Thomas ever got to throw lobs to Shaquille O'Neal.

    Two memories that I will never forget. OT thriller that could have gone to a second if not for a blown call at the end. I wish it could have gone to six overtimes. The Utah crowd really got into it with Stockton/Malone fighting off Jordan, Ewing and the east squad.
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    It's already as lame as it can get. Lets extend it. Great idea.

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    It's already as lame as it can get. Lets extend it. Great idea.
    It's not extending it. I don't think the schedule of All-Star weekend would change at all. You'd just get rid of the two games Thursday before the All-Star game and the games on the Tuesday after.

    It's to give the players an extended break. For the All-Stars, they really have no break that weekend.
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    I would like it if they extended it. I love seeing Pacers represent the team in things like All-Star weekend or Olympics/FIBA games. But the thing that worries me is always participating in those, players will be more worn out towards the end of the year and it adds a lot of miles to a players career. Look at Scola for example. He plays all year round, it's taken a few years off his productivity and has caused him to decline a bit.

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    1981, 1984, 1987, 1993. I could watch those games all day. 1993 especially.

    1993 was the first, last and only time Pat Riley ever got to coach Michael Jordan. You could see them feeding off of each other's maniac competitive disorder. Also, the only time Isiah Thomas ever got to throw lobs to Shaquille O'Neal.

    Two memories that I will never forget. OT thriller that could have gone to a second if not for a blown call at the end. I wish it could have gone to six overtimes. The Utah crowd really got into it with Stockton/Malone fighting off Jordan, Ewing and the east squad.
    The game from a few yeara ago when Kobe locked up Lebron at the end of the 4th qtr was the last time the game got extremely competitive.

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    For the All-Stars, they really have no break that weekend.
    Let's not feel sorry for them. Jetted to the site (probably a private jet), housed up at a 6 star hotel, showered with love, adoration and all that stuff, play in an offensive (you choose the meaning to that word) game for 20 minutes or so that requires less effort than a practice ........... yeah - that's not much of a break.

    No - I don't feel sorry for them.

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    Let's not feel sorry for them. Jetted to the site (probably a private jet), housed up at a 6 star hotel, showered with love, adoration and all that stuff, play in an offensive (you choose the meaning to that word) game for 20 minutes or so that requires less effort than a practice ........... yeah - that's not much of a break.

    No - I don't feel sorry for them.
    Did anybody ask you to feel sorry for them?

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    I am kind of torn on this issue. On one hand the extended break would be nice to give the players a break in the middle of a hectic schedule. It will also allow players to let their bodies heal.

    On the other hand that could mean an additional set of back to back games, and possibly a situation such as 4 games in 5 nights. If I am shelling out 100 bucks per ticket I want to see the best product on the floor. I would hate to pay top dollar for a ticket, only to find out Lebron is playing limited minutes tonight or isn't playing at all because the Cavs are in a heavy part of their schedule.

    Aside from extending the season (which is long enough), I think the second scenario is likely to happen by extending the All Star Break.

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    I've always thought they should move the Hall of Fame induction to All Star week, thus giving greater significance to the weekend. Honor the old guard, then celebrate the new guard with the game itself.
    They don't do this because it's not the NBA Hall of Fame, it's the basketball Hall of Fame, which includes college and foreign players and coaches and all that. The NBA seems to have not as much control over it as I would like; I think they announce the nominees during all-star break, then announce who gets in during the Final Four.
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    I am kind of torn on this issue. On one hand the extended break would be nice to give the players a break in the middle of a hectic schedule. It will also allow players to let their bodies heal.

    On the other hand that could mean an additional set of back to back games, and possibly a situation such as 4 games in 5 nights. If I am shelling out 100 bucks per ticket I want to see the best product on the floor. I would hate to pay top dollar for a ticket, only to find out Lebron is playing limited minutes tonight or isn't playing at all because the Cavs are in a heavy part of their schedule.

    Aside from extending the season (which is long enough), I think the second scenario is likely to happen by extending the All Star Break.
    Come on, how many times has LeBron sat an entire game due to "rest," aside from the last game or so of the season?

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    I would rather see the break extended than the farce of a tournament they floated.

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    Reportedly, the Pacers like the idea but think it doesn't go far enough--they favor ending the season at the All-Star Break



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    Come on, how many times has LeBron sat an entire game due to "rest," aside from the last game or so of the season?
    Lebron isn't the only star. The Spurs rest guys all the time, the Heat rested Wade a bunch etc. If I am dropping 100 bucks on a ticket I want to get my moneys worth, not see bench guys play to give starters rest because it is the 4th game in 5 nights. I realize this is inevitable to some extent, but the downside of extending all star break to a week is that these instances would be increased.

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    The spurs rest guys all the time because they're old, pont because the scheudle is brutal.

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