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Old 02-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default NBA All Star Game is a joke. Make it like the MLB All-Star Gam or just get rid of it

Can someone remind me why this game gets so much publicity? It's just like the Pro-Bowl in the NFL... just a big vacation for the players. The game means nothing, and the players don't even try.

In the MLB, the All-Star game actually MEANS something, and the players try their hardest, because it decides which conference will have Home Field Advantage in the World Series Championship.

The NBA needs to do this. Make the All Star Game dictate who gets home advantage in the NBA Finals, and it would make the whole event a lot more interesting and meaningful.

As of now, it's the biggest waste of publicity and advertising revenue in the NBA. The only exciting part is the Slam Dunk contest, and even that has turned into a joke lately. So why not copy the MLB and do the same thing? It works.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: NBA All Star Game is a joke. Make it like the MLB All-Star Gam or just get rid of it

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Can someone remind me why this game gets so much publicity? It's just like the Pro-Bowl in the NFL... just a big vacation for the players. The game means nothing, and the players don't even try.

In the MLB, the All-Star game actually MEANS something, and the players try their hardest, because it decides which conference will have Home Field Advantage in the World Series Championship.

The NBA needs to do this. Make the All Star Game dictate who gets home advantage in the NBA Finals, and it would make the whole event a lot more interesting and meaningful.

As of now, it's the biggest waste of publicity and advertising revenue in the NBA. The only exciting part is the Slam Dunk contest, and even that has turned into a joke lately. So why not copy the MLB and do the same thing? It works.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: NBA All Star Game is a joke. Make it like the MLB All-Star Gam or just get rid of it

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Can someone remind me why this game gets so much publicity? It's just like the Pro-Bowl in the NFL... just a big vacation for the players. The game means nothing, and the players don't even try.

In the MLB, the All-Star game actually MEANS something, and the players try their hardest, because it decides which conference will have Home Field Advantage in the World Series Championship.

The NBA needs to do this. Make the All Star Game dictate who gets home advantage in the NBA Finals, and it would make the whole event a lot more interesting and meaningful.

As of now, it's the biggest waste of publicity and advertising revenue in the NBA. The only exciting part is the Slam Dunk contest, and even that has turned into a joke lately. So why not copy the MLB and do the same thing? It works.

100% agreed. Almost every other sports league is ahead of the NBA in keeping the game fresh and interesting. Stern runs the NBA like a joke
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Then don't watch it
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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On the bright side it's better than the Pro-bowl
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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Don't watch then, fact is this weekend is the chance for players to rest and have fun. Thats it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Default Re: NBA All Star Game is a joke. Make it like the MLB All-Star Gam or just get rid of it

If you think this is a joke watch the NFL all-star game. It was so bad that fans bood it and the commissioner was considering removing it next year!
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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So, it sucks because it isn't like other sports leagues All Star games. Got it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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Whatever to a player playing for PRIDE in these games? For years the greats relished the matchups. Russell-Wilt, West-Oscar, et.al. Now, they play matador defense, and applaud while their man blows by them for an uncontested dunk.

And the Slam Dunk contest has to be among the least watched "highlights" of the "All-Star" weekend. The best contests were conducted 20-30 years ago. Even the ABA had Dr. J and David Thompson battling for the crown in '76.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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Why should it mean something? It's supposed to be a fun exhibition. If you want games that mean something, there are 82 games in the regular season and 4 rounds of playoffs.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: NBA All Star Game is a joke. Make it like the MLB All-Star Gam or just get rid of it

So then why the hell try in the regular season if only one game determines the HCA in the Finals? Team can rest and just barely get by, and then turn it up like a bitch throughout the playoffs. A team with a 41-41 record in the East can have the HCA over a team with a 60-22 record in the West?
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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Can someone remind me why this game gets so much publicity? It's just like the Pro-Bowl in the NFL... just a big vacation for the players. The game means nothing, and the players don't even try.

In the MLB, the All-Star game actually MEANS something, and the players try their hardest, because it decides which conference will have Home Field Advantage in the World Series Championship.

The NBA needs to do this. Make the All Star Game dictate who gets home advantage in the NBA Finals, and it would make the whole event a lot more interesting and meaningful.

As of now, it's the biggest waste of publicity and advertising revenue in the NBA. The only exciting part is the Slam Dunk contest, and even that has turned into a joke lately. So why not copy the MLB and do the same thing? It works.

its for entertainment purposes, ie the dunk contest, 3 pt shootout and all the rest of the events. And to have an all star game determine home advantage for the championship is a pretty silly idea..
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #13
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The result of an all star game determining the homecourt advantage is the most idiotic idea ever.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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It's definitely better than the pro-bowl. And making it determine home court advantage would be a HORRIBLE idea.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #15
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Yeah.. let us havethe winner of the most pointless,meaningless game determine the most important games all year.

That is beyond stupid.
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