The NBA's All-Star Weekend has become something of a farce in recent years. The Skills Challenge and the Dunk Contest have both been massively underwhelming for quite some time now, and the actual All-Star Game itself is almost never competitive.
But Damian Lillard might have just offered up the perfect solution to save the festivities entirely.
The Portland Trail Blazers star brilliantly proposed a one-on-one tournament during All-Star Weekend, where players can actually challenge each other to matchups.
To say the idea is tantalizing would be a massive understatement.
A one-on-one tournament would be the perfect way to see some of the game's best players go right after each other, with no one else on the court to scapegoat.
Just think about how amazing it would be to watch the likes of Lillard, LeBron James, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo competing head-to-head. Fans would definitely tune in to watch, and players could even use it to settle scores with each other.
It would certainly beat the high-scoring snooze-fest that is the All-Star Game itself. The tournament would provide some real competition and drama.
This is the type of forward thinking that the NBA needs, and if the league is smart, they'll at least consider taking Lillard's proposition to heart.