Kevin Durant is not interested in being one of the captains of the All-Star Game in which he would pick teams with the leading vote getter of the Eastern Conference.
“I don't want to do it,” Durant told The Athletic. “I'd rather somebody else do it. It's cool to be an All-Star, but all the extra stuff … I just want to go play in the game. (The new format)'s cool, a different way, a creative way that's good for the fans. But me, I'll let somebody else pick the teams.”
Stephen Curry is likely to finish with the most votes and actually be the captain of the Western Conference.
“Why not?” Curry told The Athletic. “I'll be the first to usher in the new system. I used to go to the playground all the time and you wanted to be the guy picking teams. That meant you were something on the court back in the day. It'll be a cool vibe to see how it all shakes out and how unique you can make the lineups.”
“Yeah, yeah, I'm definitely going to Twitter tonight to get those Steph Curry #NBAVotes in,” Durant laughed. “Because he'd be a perfect guy to pick teams. Me on the other hand, don't think I'll do so well.”