Giannis Antetokounmpo echoed LeBron James in saying he has no energy or excitement for this year's All-Star Game.

"We've got to all follow the big dog. The big dog says he has zero excitement and zero energy for the All-Star Game, and I'm the same way. I really right now don't care about the All-Star Game. We cannot see our families ... I've got zero energy, zero excitement.

"At the end of the day, if they tell us we're gonna show up, we've got to do our job. I'm always gonna do my job. I'm always showing up, showing the right example. But at the end of the day inside, deep down, I don't want to do it," said Antetokounmpo.

James described the decision to have an All-Star Game as a "slap in the face."

James Harden and Kawhi Leonard also backed James and Antetokounmpo.

"It's an opportunity to make more money. ... Just putting money over health right now, pretty much. Yeah, we are playing games now, and it is still a pandemic. We are doing all these protocols and rules, so it doesn't really surprise me," said Leonard.