— To set the stage for the official announcement of the 2018 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday, the NBA and Jordan Brand pulled out all the stops.
For weeks, if not months, skeptical media members warned that this might happen if the NBA and its players decided not to televise the first “draft” of the All-Star rosters, which was conducted by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry on a private conference call.
TNT host Ernie Johnson bravely attempted to pull the answers from them and floated a few draft pick theories—such as Durant going first overall—but he didn’t have much to go on.
When the NBA’s two most popular players and its two most famous broadcasters all are gritting their teeth through what should be one of the most-anticipated moments of the regular season, there’s no denying that something went horribly wrong.
Media members were forced to strictly differentiate between frontcourt and backcourt players, even when numerous quality candidates could qualify for either category.
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