Warriors news: Stephen Curry was against broadcasting All-Star draft on TV
The NBA All-Star game takes on a whole new format this year with a backyard captains draft with LeBron James and Stephen Curry picking the teams. The draft was done in secret, with the results only coming out after the entire draft was completed.
There was a lot of people who were questioning why the draft wasn’t televised, and no one would really give much of an answer that made sense.
But now it seems like we may have found the culprit behind why it wasn’t televised. Commissioner Adam Silver joined The Jump on ESPN and blamed Curry for it not being televised. He claimed Curry told him:
“Give us a break, we changed the format for the first time. Let’s see how it goes and then we can talk about televising it.”
There was some speculation that players would be embarrassed if they were picked last, or LeBron and Stephen Curry might be criticized for who they picked in what positions, and if they didn’t pick a teammate what that meant about their relationship.
With Curry’s comment to Adam Silver, it seems like that could ring true. Even if that is the case though, this is another good opportunity for the NBA to make more money. If they stick with the same format next year though, there is a good chance that it will be on television.
But for now, we know what this year’s teams are, and will just have to enjoy the All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen.