Despite the looming threat of COVID-19, the NBA has kept up with its promise of delivering a full season to its fans. While some players have tested positive for the virus, the league has continued to march, and on March 7th, the All-Star Game is expected to go down as usual, with social distancing measures enacted, of course. Some players find this a bit cumbersome, including De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings, who ripped the idea of playing an All-Star Game this year.
Even with his rant in mind, Fox noted that he would still love to play in the All-Star Game if the fans voted him in. “If you’re supposed to be in it, and you’re not hurt and you decide not to play, that’s a hefty fine. So, hell yeah I would play in it,” he said.
The NBA will have some big decisions to make prior to the All-Star Game, especially considering how many players are fed up with the protocols that have been put in place. An All-Star Game would exaggerate these protocols and ultimately, it will be up to the players to decide if they want to go through with it.
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