Sacramento Kings player De’Aaron Fox also expressed his issues with the All-Star game during a post-game press conference when he made it clear that’s it’s all about the money. “If I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid. If we have to wear a mask and do all of this for a regular game, then what’s the point of bringing the All-Star Game back? Obviously, money makes the world go round, so it is what it is. But I’m not really worried about it. If I’m voted, so be it,” said Fox.
When asked whether he would skip the game, Fox was rather frank. “You know you get fined. If you’re supposed to be in it and you’re not hurt and you decide not to play, that’s a hefty fine, so hell yeah I’d play in it.”
According to ESPN, The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association will have a finalized agreement by next week for the All-Star game. The single-night event will encompass the Eastern Conference-Western Conference game as well as the skills competitions.