Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

LeBron James supports captains' picks for NBA All-Star Game being televised

LeBron James supports captains' picks for NBA All-Star Game being televised

The NBA opted not to televise the draft in 2018, when Stephen Curry and LeBron James served as team captains.

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to televise the 2019 All-Star Game Draft, according to The New York Times.

In case you don't know what we're talking about, here's a brief refresher: for many years, the league and its players grew a bit exhausted of the format of the All-Star Game, which featured the Eastern Conference vs. The draft was described by "playground-style" by the Times, and according to Stein and Draper, there are even projected dates for the event.

The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement to televise the NBA All-Star draft this year.

Though a set date has not been fixed, January 30 and 31 appear to be two likely targets for a TNT broadcast, according to sources familiar with the plans.

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This should have been televised a year ago, but better than late than never. "It's All-Star Weekend", James said, according to ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk, when asked if televising the captains' choices would be a good thing. I don't think it'll be bad.

"It was great, me and Steph, we had a great time drafting on the phone just picking", James, now in the Western Conference having signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers after having spent the last four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen in last year's game by a score of 148-145. "But it all depends how much the captains are going to get into it, as far as their draft boards".

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte on Sunday, February 17.

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