“To me, this humanizes the NBA because everybody has been on an elementary school playground and had get sides chosen, and maybe you weren’t the best athlete, maybe you were the worst athlete. I like the idea of NBA guys getting humbled.”
Clay Travis thinks the NBA lost out on a great television moment Thursday night when they officially released the results of the new captains draft format that has the two top vote-getters manually select a pool of All-Stars pick-by-pick.
The event wasn’t broadcasted Live and the order of the picks was kept secret, under the fear that players would get offended if they were picked late.
Travis says that for the best basketball players on the planet, it would be dramatic to see actual world-class athlete endure the same disparagement all young athletes have experience at some point in their lives, and the league missed out on an opportunity to humanize its larger than life players.