Why would NBA players let a silly thing like a crippling work stoppage prevent them from forming All-Star teams?

From the AP:

Turkish club Besiktas is in talks with Kobe Bryant's representatives about the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers' star playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout. "It is a fact that Kobe Bryant's managers have contacted us," coach Ergin Ataman said Thursday, a week after Besiktas signed New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams. ... Representatives other NBA players also have contacted Besiktas, Ataman said, without identifying any of them.

These guys don't need the NBA. Just take the top 18 players, get them paid, put three of them on six teams apiece, and they'll be just fine.

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