The city of Cleveland would like to get the NBA to have their All-Star Game there in 2018. This prompted the media to ask LeBron James what he thought about that idea–and the guy was obviously joking when he addressed the personal toll: “It would be too much for me. I don’t want it. My family, friends–I don’t want it. Too much.”
So that was pretty funny, since LeBron was obviously joking around about having to deal with friends and family asking for tickets. Somebody got worried, though. The Cavaliers later felt the need to formally announce that James was only joking. Cleveland last hosted the All-Star Game in 1997, and we guess they really want it again. The smarter thing would be for the league to just rotate the site of the game between the homes of the 30 teams. The NBA, however, wants the big markets like Cleveland. This year’s game is being hosted by the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets while next year’s game will be in Toronto. After that–well, did the Cavaliers remind everybody that LeBron was only joking?