The people have spoken and the NBA has listened. After the first NBA All-Star Draft last year between Team Steph Curry and Team LeBron James, the league has decided to air the draft when they kept it behind closed doors last year.
Though it was a first trial run, a lot of fans and players clamored that they wanted to view the draft because of the way the teams were set up.
Folks wanted to see who picked who and in what order.
Thanks to the league the NBA Players Association, team captains will be able to pick their squads live for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C. A concrete date has not been established yet, but the end of January seems likely.
LeBron had this to say about the news:
“What’s bad about it? It’s All-Star Weekend. You got 24 of the best players in the world that’s going to make the team. It doesn’t matter if you’re first or last, you’re 24 of the best in the world at that point in time. I don’t think it’ll be bad. We’ll see.
It was great, me and Steph, we had a great time drafting on the phone just picking. Fantasy basketball for us. It was fun.”