LeBron James has been awfully chatty recently, as more and more stories about him over All-Star Weekend are starting to pop up. From his quotes to the AP about not wanting to leave Miami — or at least not envisioning it at this moment — LeBron has been an awful lot lately and the topics are wide ranging.
One of the hotter debates over the weekend was the length of the All-Star Break that players get. While most of the players in the NBA get almost a week off, the players who have to appear at or plain All-Star events are traveling just like they would for regular games, and it has caused many to call for a longer break.
LeBron James apparently took new Commissioner Adam Silver aside and personally asked him if the All-Star Break could be extended.
“One of the issues LeBron raised is a break during All-Star [Weekend]. A guy like LeBron, All-Star Weekend is not a break for him in any way. He’s going around the clock with a combination of things the league is asking him to do, personal commitments, and I think it makes sense if we can work in the schedule a few days so the All-Stars can get a break as well.”
LeBron carries some weight in the NBA when it comes to his stances on debates, and his endorsement of a longer break nay help it actually happen. There’s a chance that this is going to happen anyways, but LeBron getting behind it certainly doesn’t hurt the cause.