1. Do you think there is still interest in the NBA All-Star Game? If not, what can they do to draw more people in?
David Menze (Editor): Yes, definitely. Even though it’s hardly a competitive game, you get to watch the best basketball players in the world showcase their skills in the most prestigious game of the season.
Ryan Donoho (Co-Editor): I think there is. Anytime you get the NBA’s brightest stars together people will watch. It won’t be as big as the Finals or playoffs, but there is still interest. I think changing it will be a mistake.
Wesley Morton (Senior Writer): I think there still is. This is the only time we get to see the best in the game go at it. CP3 setting up Dwight Howard for dunks, James Harden reunited with Kevin Durant, Paul George side-by-side with LeBron James. The NBA is about stars and this is their ultimate stage disregarding the playoffs.
William Perry (Staff Writer): Yes. I believe there is still interest in the All-Star game, but perhaps if there were an actual incentive for the winning conference of the All-Star game, it would draw more fans in. I don’t yet know what this incentive could be, but as of now it seems a bit showy to me.
Aaron Blue (Staff Writer): There still seems to be a lot of interest. With all the criticisms the fan voting gets, it still brings more fans into the event as they seek out watching the stars they voted for. There are always ways to improve events like this, but currently its hard to complain about what occurs during the game.
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