Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone called it the “worst basketball game ever played”.
Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown, meanwhile, likened it to a “glorified layup line”.
Even reigning back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic simply felt like he didn’t belong, telling reporters: “I’m not meant for this game”.
“Fix this,” basketball writer Josh Eberley tweeted, tagging the NBA in a screenshot of Brown going up against Celtics teammate Jayson Tatum as all other players on the floor watched on.
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Funnily enough, a 1-on-1 tournament of some kind is exactly what some NBA fans have been calling for and what some see as the most logical solution to fixing the All-Star game.
The game was supposed to celebrate the best of what the league and…