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NBA All-Star Voting: Congratulations Fans, You Blew It Again

Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 08:12 AM EDT - by Wade Evanson -

Wade Evanson spent the first half of his post-college career trying to make money playing golf, and ever since merely trying not to lose it. He's parlayed his writing acumen, coupled with his life-long love of sport into an occupation of telling people "how it is"...in a loveable/entertaining way.


12 comments
Beanhead
Beanhead

First: I've lived in the Portland, OR area for my whole life. That being said, you can't argue game or stats against Love. He's got both. Side note: Love is from the Portland area. :-) So they're (he and LMA) BOTH our boys! LMA awfully good, in the top tier of PF's in the entire league,....... so is Love. So are several others. Love has received more "Love" in his career from media. That's a damn good feat considering the market he plays in. (Similar to the Blazers) I can't argue putting Love ahead of LMA for All Star Balloting. He's earned it. That being said (I like the phrase), I truly wonder who coaches would pick first at PF if they were building an all NBA team. And Puh-LEASE all you Duncan & Dirk fans,.... STFU. I'm saying if coaches were picking a team today of today's players. I would guess LMA and Love would be up there. Also I think Davis, who hasn't reached his full potential, would be heavily selected. Cavaat here; I am NOT including Mello or King James in PF's. To me I consider them a SF and,...... LBJ I consider a PPSGF,.... (I call that a Power-Point-Shooting-Guard-Forward) So back to the all star rosters: I wouldI like to still see the fan vote for starters combined with the coaches secretly picking players with rankings at each (front court-back court) maybe top ten in each category. Then weight the picks 1 through 10, add'em up and that would be the remaining roster spots. Questions, comments, gestures??? :-)

Rena
Rena

The All-Star game has nothing to do with the quality of the players. And it certainly has nothing to do with the quality of the game being played on that day. It's a show, period. People want to see the players they like, so that's why they get to vote. The network wants viewership, and people won't watch if their favorites aren't playing. The game itself is for fun, and no player in his right mind is going to play seriously enough that he'd risk injury. So accept it for what it is.

Joe
Joe

Demar derozan should be an all star instead of mario chalmers

@rocketsfun
@rocketsfun

I know why you're upset because some of your favorite players are not voted in. And some of them are really good players. But the fact is

belindal85
belindal85

I think the accusation against ALL fans being responsible for this, while an attention grabbing statement is slightly offensive. I personally didn't vote for any of the guys you mentioned and actually agree with much of what you wrote - your view on Kobe in particular. I don't believe in voting for guys who haven't stepped foot on the court that season and Kobe was already ranking third in All Star votes before his short-lived return. I also agree that it's not fair that there are worthy players who constantly miss out because the ballot is literally a popularity contest. Another example: Carlos Boozer is having the season of his life and won't get selected because he's wildly unpopular. I see merit in your idea of having players and coaches select the participants, but let's face it - one of the biggest reasons for fan voting is that they WANT it to be a popularity contest, because the most popular guys are going to bring in the most viewers and sell the most jerseys.

Ed Wilson
Ed Wilson

Your take is spot on! However the fact that fan is short for fanatic automatically implies that any rational or objective reasoning is out of the equation. Just another example of the NBA blowing it!!

Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs

the fans pay for the league, its about who they want to see. If I have to choose between watching Carmelo Anthony throw up irrational 3's while his team mates stand around watching, or Jeremy Lin, I choose Jeremy Lin.

LOL
LOL

To be a "star" - one should be most popular, "NOT" necessary most skilled!!!

@rocketsfun
@rocketsfun

Fans have all rights to vote whoever they want, not what coaches want. Many superstars are really selfish,classless and arrogant. Fans don't like them.for example, Harden and Jeremy Lin, I like Lin much more than Harden even if Harden has better skills. Rockets tried every means to make Harden a superstar by marginarizing Lin's talents. That's totally unfair. if you don't like it, you can suggest NBA to start another similar event voted by coaches. That will solve the problem.

Vince
Vince

In that case, why isn't brian scalabrine an allstar every year he played??

Wade Evanson
Wade Evanson

In that case, we should quit using "number of all-star selections" as criteria for judging a players career...and it is used.

lol
lol

When you average 20.5/10.5 and it doesn't matter dunk are a part of the game you deserve to be their and him playing in a big market is going to help him.

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