Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 12:30 pm  |  20 responses

Shane Battier Says Chris Bosh Has Few All-Star Votes Because He’s an ‘Intellectual Player’

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh isn’t the most popular player among fans who vote for who plays in the NBA’s All-Star game. According to teammate Shane Battier, Bosh’s intellectual curiosity works against him when it comes to the popularity vote. Per the Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald:

In the first release on voting totals this year, about two weeks ago, he was in fifth place for the two frontcourt spots. (LeBron) James and Indiana’s Paul George are running away with the starting positions at 609,336 and 489,335 votes, respectively. Bosh was at 156,364.

“The fact that he’s an intellectual player works against him,” Battier said. “He may not be as cool as some of the other guys in the eyes of the voters out there. He’s intellectual and introspective and into different things, and I think that’s the reason. It’s very sad. But it’s all-star voting. I mean, come on. Let’s be serious. It’s an extension of the NBA marketing.”

“It’s an All-Star Game,” Bosh said. “Nobody pays to see me. They pay to see LeBron and all the high fliers. I’m just there to have fun with it and get some shots up and that’s it.”

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  • Dfrance

    OK SLAM, yall just posting stories for the sake of posting stories now.

  • spit hot fiyah

    all star voting is an exoteric voting procedure

  • Vince Gully

    lol Bosh gets no love because he’s damn near 7 feet tall but averages 6 rebounds a game. Bosh spends more time trying to hide his ugly dinosaur face in tacky South Beach clothing than rebounding King James’ misses like he should be doing.

  • VanCityBBall

    If by some stroke of earth shattering luck I made it to the NBA and played at an All Star level, i would be way more proud to be chosen by the coaches anyway. Not saying CB will or won’t be chosen by the coaches but obviously fans vote for the more entertaining players or if not their favourite “franchise” player…

  • King David

    lmao i know right

  • Max

    They just want to show of that they actually learned how to use paragraphs..

  • Jeremy de Sa

    The Heat don’t play that way, he is out of the paint a lot in the sets they run so how is that dude’s fault?

  • Dfrance

    Between this and the Knicks curfew story they’re killin it. lol

  • Vince Gully

    Obviously, he’s not going to be camped in the paint to give Lebron and Wade more driving lanes, so he’s going to shoot more jumpers. I get that. That still doesn’t excuse his pathetic rebounding numbers. Even if he’s not the featured guy on offense anymore, he could still contribute more on the other end by grabbing more rebounds especially against a physical team like Indiana. There’s just no excuse for a 7 footer with his length, athleticism and mobility to average less than 10 boards a game. None.

  • Lloyd

    I was reading an article the other day about how NBA players allegedly like basketball. Really groundbreaking. riveting stuff. I smell Pulitzer!

  • robb

    Bosh is a nice, educated guy, I used to dislike him but not anymore.

  • speedy

    That’s nonsense. Everybody would vote for a guy with a high IQ if he can dunk like one of the best, has an ill handle or scores like a god. Nothing Bosh does. He is good, but not that good.

  • yadayada

    yes there is no excuse. He’ll be traded soon because OBVIOUSLY you’re right and Pat Riley knows this.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    He’s getting more exposure

  • Isaaq Attack

    *spits out coffee* “What the hell? No one told me this!”

  • Caboose

    Cause Tim Duncan hasn’t made any All-Star teams either…wait.

  • grgeblck

    I like his attittude.

  • TriggaMan

    Battier subconsciously told this to him self because himself was wondering why he didn’t make ab all star team, now he is okay with himself lol

  • Dfrance

    Please… tell me more of this article.

  • Lloyd

    Well a short point form summary here:
    1. Basketball’s are round.
    2. Players wear shoes on their feet
    3. A team is made up of a lot of players
    4. Shane Battier’s opinion of anything shouldn’t be a headline
    5. A 3-pointer is worth more than a 2-pointer

    You can read it on http://www.hardhittingjournalism.com/basketball_stuffs_lolwhoknows