The draft wasn't televised past year, which drew negative reaction from fans, media and players for not making the process more transparent. People loved to see LeBron James and Stephen Curry pick who they wanted to play with.
Chris Broussard and Rob Parker react to the news that the NBA All-Star Game, this year, WILL televise this selection process but Rob isn't on board thinking that the opportunity was missed last year and there's no real story or drama this year.
The National Basketball Association and the NBA Players Association have agreed to televise the playground-style draft in which two captains will select their squads for the 2019All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., according to sources familiar with the plans.
The draft will likely be aired on TNT and January 30 and 31 are looking like potential target dates, depending on the availability of the two captains.
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The NBA's second annual All-Star draft will be televised. I don't think it'll be bad. The New York Times was first to report the news. The NBPA said the decision to not televise was because there wasn't a consensus among the players who could be affected.
Added Curry: "Hopefully we're both the captains again and we can broadcast it to the world in real time".
James also reflected on his experience picking teams alongside Golden State's Stephen Curry. "It's All-Star Weekend", James told reporters before Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves when asked if broadcasting the captains' choices would be a good thing.