Sacramento Kings player De’Aaron Fox says the NBA‘s plan to hold an All-Star game during a global pandemic is “stupid.”
The National Basketball League and the Players Association are planning to hold an All-Star game in Atlanta next month, and some of the ballers are speaking out about how they feel. Kings point guard reportedly feels the move is dumb. The event is set to have a Skills event, a Slam Dunk Contest, and a 3-Point Shootout.
Sports reporter and producer Sean Cunningham first reported on the story. “A brutally honest De’Aaron Fox said having an NBA All-Star game this season is “kind of stupid” because of all the daily protocols that are in place for teams. Said he understands it’s all about money, and he’d play if voted in strictly because the fine for not playing is a hug,” Cunningham tweeted. “Following Wednesday’s Kings win over the Celtics, De’Aaron Fox discussing why playing the All-Star game during the COVID-19 pandemic is “stupid” in his brutally honest opinion.”
In the video posted by Cunningham, Fox shares his feelings about the All-Star game. “If I’m gonna be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid. If we have to wear masks and do all this for a regular game, what’s the point of bringing the All-Star Game back? But obviously, money makes the world go-’round, so it is what it is. I’m not really worried about it. If I’m voted so be it, if I’m not…”
“You know you get fined? 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. Hope I don’t get fined for saying that.”
Following Wednesday's Kings win over the Celtics, De'Aaron Fox discussing why playing the All-Star game during the COVID-19 pandemic is "stupid" in his brutally honest opinion.
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) February 4, 2021