The Chicago Bulls didn’t place a player in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, but no matter, as basketball fans everywhere ended up entertained.
While the Chicago Bulls sat at home or in the stands and watched with the rest of us, a fairly run-of-the-mill all-star game, which was light on defense, as usual, turned into the best vs. the best duking it out for charity in the fourth quarter.
Like many folks, I’ve often dismissed the NBA and NHL all-star games because of their lack of defense. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand it – teams, especially playoff contenders, don’t want their players getting hurt in an exhibition game; and the relaxed defense allows the most talented athletes to show off offensive moves/take shots that they couldn’t or wouldn’t in a regular-season contest. The problem is that the offensive fireworks get boring after a while.