Adam Silver says All-Star Game could be played overseas. Eventually.
Every year when the NBA plays a regular season game or three in Europe, the tired topic comes up: When will the NBA have a team — or a division — in Europe? My guess is probably about the time the Barclays Premiere League has few teams in the United States.
But the All-Star Game? That I could see.
So can Commissioner Adam Silver, who told Marc Berman of the New York Post in a Q&A he could see it happening. Eventually.
Next year the All-Star Game moves to another country — Canada. Toronto to be exact. Which isn’t exactly Europe. The next city after that is expected to be announced soon but well could be somewhere like Charlotte.
But down the line, say 2020, an All-Star Game at the O2 Center in London? I wouldn’t be shocked.
It’s far, far more likely than putting teams there.