Silver said he and Paul already discussed several ideas — including eliminating fan balloting and adding a four-point shot and a 10-point halfcourt shot — to improve the All-Star Game, which has become a no-defense scoring exhibition. The West won last month’s game 192-182.
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Paul suggested the group of player and owner reps that negotiated the CBA — including Michael Jordan and LeBron James — could come up with more ideas for fixing the game. And Silver solicited suggestions from fans.
“I encourage people [to email] Adam@NBA.com,” Silver said. “We will change it by next year. It shouldn’t be playoff intensity, but the guys should be playing.”
Here are our suggestions for fixing not only the game — but all of All-Star Weekend, commissioner. And please, make sure you do something about the Slam Dunk Contest.