Where will the NBA hold the 2017 All-Star game? Charlotte? No. New Orleans? Probably. New York/Brooklyn or Chicago? Maybe. One more maybe: Las Vegas. Scott Kusher of The Advocate: The NBA held All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas in 2007. By all accounts, it was wild. I’d be surprised if the league returned the event to Las Vegas, but at this point, I’d really be surprised by any option besides New Orleans.
There are a handful of true game-changing players in the NBA. Not max players, there are a chunk of those, we’re talking “you can build a contender around him” guys. Kevin Durant is one, and he is headed to Golden State. Stephen Curry is another. And he is a free agent next summer. So many teams — including one contender — are ready if the Durant/Curry relationship goes south, reports Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. Well, duh. Again, there are not many Curry level players; teams should have a “what if” plan. Including contenders. That is very different than saying Curry is going to leave the Warriors — nobody around the league sees that as likely. Nobody expects a “poisonous” Durant/Curry relationship.