The Wizards couldn't wait to get a lengthy break to heal, and John Wall had to balance his desire to play in the exhibition while considering the bigger picture.
Rather than immediately return to work, the Washington Wizards and the rest of the NBA now can rest up before the closing weeks of the season. Will the extra time help is the question.
Russell Westbrook won the MVP award as a reserve for the West, a highlight for what has been a trying season in Oklahoma City because of injury.
John Wall went into Sunday's game hoping to make a run at a long-standing All-Star Game record, but then LeBron James happened.