Nets head coach Steve Nash says that he trusts the NBA’s COVID safety protocols and wants to have an All-Star Game, unlike LeBron James.
The NBA is currently in the midst of its most unique season to date. This is of course due to the COVID-19 pandemic that still rages on in the United States and so every decision the NBA makes needs to be centered around trying to make safety the number one priority for the players and the staff.
The All-Star Game and whether or not it will take place was up in the air for quite some time now. However, a couple days ago, Shams Charania reported that the NBA is going forward with conducting an All-Star Game.
Multiple players came out to voice their disapproval of this decision, including LeBron James, De’Aaron Fox and more.
Steve Nash, on the other hand, has a differing opinion to the star players.
Steve Nash wants the NBA to carry forward with the All-Star Game
Seems as though Steve Nash is determined to see someone hoist the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP this season. In his media availability, Nash was asked on his opinions on whether or not he believes the All-Star Game should take place.
“I trust in the league. I trust that they’ll create a bubble that’s safe for that game and for that trip. They’ll put the players in a position to be safe.”
Steve Nash on NBA All-Star Game: “I trust in the league. I trust that they’ll create a bubble that’s safe for that game & the trip. I trust that they have experience now with the bubble & this pseudo bubble that we’re living in, & they’ll put the players in a position to be safe” pic.twitter.com/w2dUDno2lE
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There is a stark difference between this and what LeBron James said in regards to the All-Star Game. It would make sense if players got more say in this than coaches who perhaps won’t even make the trip to Atlanta.
Another reason as to why it might not be a good idea is due to fatigue. Players are subjects to nearly 18-20 games each month this season with numerous back-to-backs. The 5 day break they would receive during All-Star weekend would be great for the players to recuperate.
Playing a game that is quite unnecessary in the grand scheme of things doesn’t seem all too wise, even with the promise of having proper safety protocols.