Twins 3B Josh Donaldson Goes Scorched Earth While Comparing Other All-Star Games To MLB’s

Josh Donaldson Goes Off On NBA All-Star Game Compared To MLB

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  • The 2021-22 NBA All-Star Weekend has received a lot of criticism for the worst Slam Dunk Contest yet and an All-Star Game without any defense
  • Minnesota Twins 3B Josh Donaldson took a blowtorch to every other league’s All-Star Games while comparing them to MLB’s
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The NBA All-Star Weekend is officially over and now the players get a few days off before returning to league play on Thursday. Looking back on this season’s NBA All-Star activities will leave a bad taste in a lot of fans’ mouths and that’s being nice.

This year featured what was arguably the most disappointing NBA Slam Dunk Contest ever recorded. And that was followed up by an ELECTRIC performance from Stephen Curry for Team LeBron in an All-Star Game that was otherwise panned for not having an ounce of defense but a great end to the game. The final score was 160 Team Durant – 163 Team LeBron.

I don’t actually need a lot of defense in a basketball game to find it enjoyable. Give me Steph Curry shooting 3-points from half-court all night and I’m a happy camper. But I understand why many NBA fans and other pro athletes like Minnesota Twins 3B Josh Donaldson are disappointed by this year’s NBA All-Star Game.

Donaldson took to Twitter with a scathing take on the NBA All-Star Game and a LOT of basketball fans were quick to agree with his take.

Josh Donaldson Goes Scorched Earth On NBA All-Star Game

If that tweet isn’t loading for you, it reads: “Baseball is the only legitimate All Star game in sports. You can’t go easy when a guy throws a 100. All the other sports besides hockey should stop having them. It’s actually embarrassing to watch.”

The NHL’s All-Star Game is a fantastic format that the NBA could actually adopt but it would mean splitting up most of the NBA’s All-Stars and that’s not good for the league. I think everyone would agree the NFL would be just fine without the Pro Bowl, their version of an All-Star Game.

But the only thing the NBA All-Star Game is really missing is defense. If there was something on the line like home-court advantage West vs. East in the NBA Finals then maybe it would matter more to the players. That didn’t stop a ton of players from agreeing and disagreeing about the various All-Star Games in response to Josh Donaldson’s tweet.

Reacts To Josh Donaldson’s Tweet About The NBA All-Star Game

Definitely find myself agreeing with this take:

He’s not wrong…

This is the level of effort that’s killing the NBA All-Star Game…