After his clutch performance against the Celtics last night, De’Aaron Fox got to talking about the All Star game. The first-time prospect is vehemently against it.
The Sacramento Kings are currently treading water mainly because of the efforts of the 4th year guard. Fox is now the fastest player in the NBA, and he’s using that threat to great effect. His jumper is now better than ever, and it has also opened up his ability to be an elite playmaker.
After a precipitous fall in his 3-point percentages in 2019-20, Fox has now gotten it back up to an acceptable 35.2% this season. His overall field goal percentage of 47.3% is practically the same as last year.
The Kings are 10-11 this season, and there is much lower competition at the guard spot this year. Chris Paul is playing alongside another All Star in Booker, while Westbrook and Harden are both in the East now. This makes it Fox’s chance to debut in the major event of the festivities.
De’Aaron Fox thinks the All-Star Game is a bad idea
After a clutch performance against the Cs, in which he scored 14 of his 26 points in the 4th quarter, there have been calls for Fox to be named an All-Star. Regardless of the possibility of featuring in his dream game for the first time in his career, Fox kept it real:
“I’m going to 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?”
De’Aaron Fox on the possibility of an All-Star Game this season: “I’m going to 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?”
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) February 4, 2021
The Kings’ guard will nevertheless be in line to feature in the festivities, now set to be held in Atlanta. The date has been set for the weekend of March 7th. You can vote for you favored All Star across social media with the relevant hashtags.