NBA: Steven Adams doesn't care about All-Star game

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams said he doesn't "care" if he isn't named to feature in February's All-Star game.

In 29 games this season Adams is averaging a career-high in points (16.2) and rebounds (10.2) for the Oklahoma City Thunder, which has led to predictions he'll be named in the All-Star team for the first time.

The 2019 All-Star game takes place on February 18 (NZ time) in Charlotte, matching a mix of the league's best players in an exhibition match.

The starting teams are selected by a combination of fan, player and media voting, while the reserves are chosen by a vote among the head coaches from squad's respective conference.

The vote leaders for each the Eastern and Western Conference are assigned as captains and can choose from a pool of players named as all-stars to form their teams.

Voting for players begins on December 26 (NZ time), with the captains to be named on January 25 and then the reserve players and coaches on February 1.

Speaking ahead of the Thunder's game against the Utah Jazz, Adams had a simple three-word answer when asked if he would like to play in the All-Star game.

"Don't care, mate," Adams said, staring straight down the barrel of the camera.

The 25-year-old did have more to say about his commercial he starred in where he was dressed as an elf. The commercial for US larger company Budweiser titled 'Deck the Shelves with NBA Elves' encourages sensible hydration while consuming alcohol during the festive season.

"I had a bunch of old mates come up and hit me up about it, and I was like 'yeah okay' then I saw the outfit and thought, 'That is right up my alley.'

"They usually go for a couple of hours, and they only used two clips. I actually said lots of stuff they couldn't use."


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