LeBron James: Decision to have NBA All-Star Game during the pandemic is a "slap in the face"
The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The decision to hold the game during the coronavirus pandemic is not going over well with some high-profile players, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. "I don't even understand why we're having an All-Star Game, but it's the agreement." Sacramento guard De'Aaron Fox said Wednesday night he thought the notion of an All-Star Game was "stupid" during a pandemic. "If we have to wear masks and do all this for a regular game, then what's the point of bringing an All-Star Game back?cbsnews.com
Bogdanovic's career-high 35 lead Kings past Pelicans 140-125
The Kings shot 54%. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each scored 24 points for the Pelicans. JJ Redick scored 18 points and Jrue Holiday added 17 for the Pelicans, who shot 57%. The Kings pulled even with the Pelicans in the standings and now are 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Memphis with four games remaining. Kings: Shot 78% in the first quarter.