And-Ones: All-Star Game, Super Bowl, Trade Restrictions, Jerebko

LeBron James publicly spoke out this week against holding an All-Star Game this year. Several other stars have joined that chorus, according to Eric Woodyard of ESPN.

Giannis AntetokounmpoJames Harden and Kawhi Leonard also made their feelings public on Friday after the league and Players Association agreed to hold an All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7.

“I’ve got zero energy, zero excitement,” Antetokounmpo said. “At the end of the day, if they tell us we’re going to show up, we’ve got to do our job. … Inside, deep down, I don’t want to do it. I want to get some break.”

We have more from the basketball world:

  • The league is discouraging players and personnel from holding Super Bowl parties, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. They are not permitted to gather outside of their home for Super Bowl Sunday. At home, individuals are expected to watch the game only with household members. Team members that are on the road may host up to four family members or close friends in a hotel with advance testing.
  • Trade restrictions on most free agents that signed contracts this offseason have been lifted, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. A total of 90 players that signed offseason deals are trade-eligible, while 29 others are still restricted in some fashion, Marks adds. However, there haven’t been any trades on the date that those restrictions were lifted in prior seasons, dating back to 2012, Marks adds.
  • Former NBA big man Jonas Jerebko had his contract with BC Khimki Moscow terminated last month and he told Swedish news organization Aftonbladet that his time there was an unpleasant experience, Sportando relays. The dispute began when Jerebko asked permission to visit his family in December. “The day before departure my agent writes me. He told me I could stay at home. Coach said I might not come back. It was not such a difficult decision to stay at home when he said so. Since then, there have been some non-payments and stuff like that.”
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7 thoughts on “And-Ones: All-Star Game, Super Bowl, Trade Restrictions, Jerebko

  1. Chief Two Hands

    Having the All-Star game this season is completely irresponsible for the NBA. They should just name players to the team and wait until the regular season is over to do so.

  2. bigeasye

    Just out of curiosity if a player has a Super Bowl party with 5 people and contracts COVId, what are the RE processions. And is it any different if it’s 4 people?

    • Chief Two Hands

      I assume they feel they have to draw the line somewhere. Otherwise, if it’s 5 people, then people ask why it isn’t 6, and so on…

      Hitchhiker : Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin’ there, there’s 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
      Ted : I would go for the 7.
      Hitchhiker : Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
      Ted : You guarantee it? That’s – how do you do that?
      Hitchhiker : If you’re not happy with the first 7 minutes, we’re gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That’s it. That’s our motto. That’s where we’re comin’ from. That’s from “A” to “B”.
      Ted : That’s right. That’s – that’s good. That’s good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you’re in trouble, huh?
      Hitchhiker : No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody’s comin’ up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won’t even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.

      link to youtube.com

      • Lil_D_Top_3

        7 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch.

        One of the best scenes ever

  3. mcmillankmm

    Take it up with Michele Roberts….guessing she must have signed off on it

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