ATLANTA -- It's not an original idea, but it's available for claiming off the waiver wire. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman dumped the World vs. North America format for hockey's All-Star Game, after a five-year run, teeing up his mentor David Stern to import it.
Trouble is, there's still at least one pretty significant obstacle.
Turns out that the World, NBA division, doesn't really think it's ready.
Several of the NBA's international stars surveyed at All-Star Weekend conceded ...