This will go down in history as one of the weirdest NBA seasons. Mostly because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the league is still trying to do everything in their power to keep things going smoothly.
In order to do that, it has been confirmed the NBA will host the All-Star Game 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7.
Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, who has been an All-Star 16 times throughout his career, addressed the news to the media and expressed he is not looking forward to it.
“I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James said. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game. I’ll be there physically but not mentally.”
James' answer comes after the Lakers had the shortest offseason in NBA history following their title run at the bubble (71 days). The NBA even expressed early in the season that they had no plans to have an All-Star Game this year.
"Short offseason for myself and my teammates, 71 days," James added. "And then coming into this season, we were told that we were not having an All-Star Game, so we'd have a nice little break. Five days [in March] from the 5th through the 10th, an opportunity for me to kind of recalibrate for the second half of the season. My teammates as well. Some of the guys in the league.
And then they throw an All-Star Game on us like this and just breaks that all the way up. So, um, pretty much kind of a slap in the face."
LeBron leads, along with Nets' Kevin Durant, the NBA All-Star fan voting in their respective conferences.