NY, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NBA is considering an All-Star break extension to give teams and players a week-long rest during the mid-season.
A number of all-star players already requested the league to consider a longer break.
Chris Paul expressed the idea to Commissioner Adam Silver.
Paul is the players association president and is a consistent all-star participant.
“Obviously All-Star weekend is all about the fans and showcasing our game to the entire world, but it would be nice to get a little break,” Paul stated.
Another all-star player who spoke with Silver is four-time MVP LeBron James.
According to the commissioner, one of James’ issue is that the all-star break does not really mean a break.
A player like James is busy on-and-off the court during the All-Star Weekend giving him a loaded schedule and less rest.
Silver added it would make sense if all-stars would be given a few days off from all the festivities.
The league is currently using the all-star weekend as a model in filling the schedule for next season.
If an extended all-star break would happen, there will be no adjustments with the NBA calendar.
Regular season resumes this coming October, with this year’s all-star break slated to be on Feb. 13-15 in New York.