The NBA All-Star Game signals the halfway point of the season and it gives players around the league a short break from all the action. Of course, the players who are participating in All-Star events don’t get much of a break, but the weekend is generally light and breezy when it comes to the work load.
But some think the break is too short and want to extend it a little longer. Adam Silver discussed this and noted that he’d think about extending the break if he thought it helped the players and the league.
“I said, ‘We’d be happy to look into it,’ ” Silver said. “The notion is that, in addition to the All-Star Game and the events itself, there would be a break built into the schedule. Maybe we could resume play on Thursday night, later in the week, to insure that the All-Stars got time off as well.”
The league currently picks action back up on Tuesday, which is roughly 48 hours after the All-Star game is scheduled to start. Extending the break until Thursday may lengthen the season by a day or two, but it may also have a positive effect on players overall.
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