NBA All-Star Game New Format Did Not Disappoint

NBA All-Star Game New Format Did Not Disappoint

"It's cool to mess around with the All-Star Game", James said Wednesday as the Cavaliers returned to practice from the All-Star break.

You don't have to look for very long to find conspiracy theorists out there saying "LeBron doesn't want a new playoff format because it would make his road to the Finals more hard". In several the West's 13 wins, a credible case could have been made that the best teams played before the NBA Finals, or even the Conference Finals, in some cases.

But there will always be passionate arguments to both sides of this debate and it's unlikely we'll ever reach a consensus agreement no matter what James accomplishes. In his first two games he has averaged 15.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

One team that many assumed would be, but quickly began to fade as the season unfolded, was the Cleveland Cavaliers.

I don't see LeBron going to the Houston Rockets. After calling James's interview an "ungrammatical take on President Trump", Ingraham said, "This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school early to join the National Basketball Association", according to CNN. The other option would be to trade players like Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson to teams with cap space to free up space to sign James, but that would be significantly more hard especially with Johnson's contract escalating from $5.8 million to $19.2 million in 2018-19. This year was different, while the city of Los Angeles got the bid, the format of picking teams was a new idea many didn't know how to embrace.

You need a team behind you, a team that is talented enough, mature enough, and hungry enough to win.

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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu plans to use this week's event for a similarly blunt wake-up call about the threat of war with Iran. A screenshot showing the destruction of the Iranian drone a few seconds after it was hit by an Israeli missile.

This year, the two players who received the most fan votes were named team captains. Durant, who played for Team LeBron, had the decisive defensive play that sealed the game.

Cleveland is the unknown, even with James. James, however, has not provided any hints if he is planning to stay with the Cavs or if he is moving on. James and Durant joined TV sportscaster Cari Champion for an Uber ride around James' hometown in Akron, Ohio, where they discussed social injustices and the current political climate of the U.S. Also, his supporting cast has radically changed since the trade deadline but since then, there has been a new spark in the team.

Two days later, James' Cleveland teammate Love suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. But depending on how the postseason goes, he might decide his best chance at another ring is right at home. "The Lakers might have helped them keep LeBron".

Which makes sense. They are young, already have an All-Star starter in Joel Embiid and surefire future multiple All-Star in Ben Simmons.

Klay Thompson is going to be one of the major free agents in the summer of 2019.