Thursday, January 24, 2008

2008 NBA All Star Starters


Tim Duncan

Carmelo Anthony

Yao Ming

Kobe Bryant

Allen Iverson


Kevin Garnett

LeBron James

Dwight Howard

Dwyane Wade

Jason Kidd

Alright, I totally respect the fans right to vote for the starters. Sometimes they vote in guys that aren't totally deserving, but they have talent so I can live with the decision. In the case of the Eastern Conference though, a line has to be drawn somewhere. I know D Wade is one of the best players in the league. No doubt, but he should NOT be starting. Not when his team has single digit wins 41 games into the season. Would it really be a downgrade to have Ray Allen start instead? I'm sure he'll be rewarded with a spot on the team by the coaches, but it shouldn't have to come to that since the Heat suck so badly. Regardless of Wade's brilliance, the Heat suck and I happen to think a player contributes to a loss as much as he contributes to a win. For Instance, tonight against the Spurs he took a really bad turnaround shot late in the game. Then he tried to go 1 on 5 and in case he didn't know, the Spurs aren't the Mavs. They play a smidgen of defense from time to time. The Heat have now lost 15 in a row and having had the pleasure of watching a lot of these games (considering they are on national television every time there's a nationally televised game) I've realized that they find a way to lose no matter what. Anyhow, none of this changes the fact that he's going to be a starter for the East. Worse things have happened I suppose.


Drew Ditzel said...

The refs obviously voted because they love them some Dwayne.

CoCo said...

Funny Drew. I knew Joey Crawford had a hand in this!