SportsPulse: LaVar Ball seems to be successfully getting under the skin of the Lakers front office.
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The NBA’s new All-Star Game format calls for two captains, the leading vote getters from each conference, to draft their team from the remaining pool of All-Stars regardless of conference affiliation.
It’s an original idea but one that was met with backlash because the fun of it – the draft order – wouldn’t be televised or made public.
LeBron James called for it to televised. “We’re all grown men,” he said. “It doesn’t stop your paycheck from coming.”
So did John Wall. “They should let it be known,” Wall said. “We’re grown men, like (LeBron) said. If they ain’t pick you, they ain’t pick you.”
The NBA thrives off personality driven drama, and fans would devour nuggets like James potentially snubbing Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant possibly eschewing the chance to play with Russell Westbrook…