One of the disappointing parts of the NBA’s new All-Star game format is that the draft wasn’t televised. And if it were up to LeBron James, that would change before next season.
On Thursday, James, an All-Star captain, tweeted that the draft “definitely should have been televised”:
Yo @StephenCurry30 that was fun!! Definitely should’ve been televised. ♂️ #AllStarDraft⭐️— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 25, 2018
Warriors guard Stephen Curry seemed to agree:
Yeah I’d have to say that was legit! #nextyear https://t.co/fj4flo8lgq— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 25, 2018
The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that the decision to not televise the draft was made in an effort to not hurt any of the player’s feelings, but perhaps is players the caliber of James and Curry make their pitch publicly, the NBA will change course and televise the draft next year.
James and Curry both picked their teams on Thursday, with James notably selecting teammate Kevin Love and ex-teammate Kyrie Irving. James had the first pick, and it is not known who selected him No. 1 overall.
The 2018 All-Star game takes place on Feb. 18 in Los Angeles.