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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 1:57 pm  |  105 responses

All-Star ‘11: Second Balloting Returns

In the second returns, Carmelo jumps into the starting spot over Pau Gasol, but Melo’s lead remains tenuous at best. Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo continue in a tight race for the starting spot in the East. Knicks fans finally picked up their ballots, nearly doubling Amar’e Stoudemire‘s votes from when we last checked in. STAT very well could surpass Kevin Garnett for a starting spot in the East. Ray Felton and Danilo Gallinari also make respectable cameos. Blake Griffin is proving himself as an emerging fan-favorite, with nearly triple John Wall‘s votes despite being among the crowded West Forwards.

2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING
EAST FORWARDS
LeBron James 969,459
Kevin Garnett 712,555
Amar’e Stoudemire 637,486
Paul Pierce 381,348
Chris Bosh 260,007
Josh Smith 193,897
Carlos Boozer 159,073
Danilo Gallinari 127,726
Andre Iguodala 115,660
Danny Granger 107,145
EAST GUARDS
Dwyane Wade 938,402
Rajon Rondo 777,310
Derrick Rose 721,122
Ray Allen 392,441
John Wall 169,219
Gilbert Arenas 144,889
Brandon Jennings 128,556
Raymond Felton 105,425
Joe Johnson 99,598
Jamal Crawford 97,809
EAST CENTERS
Dwight Howard 988,572
Shaquille O’Neal 410,663
Joakim Noah 153,657
Al Horford 120,404
Andrew Bogut 110,153
Andrea Bargnani 92,822
Brook Lopez 77,048
Roy Hibbert 70,698
JaVale McGee 59,508
Ben Wallace 44,375
WEST FORWARDS
Kevin Durant 735,521
Carmelo Anthony 602,516
Pau Gasol 597,201
Dirk Nowitzki 447,737
Tim Duncan 436,651
Blake Griffin 435,857
Lamar Odom 232,299
Luis Scola 197,728
Kevin Love 171,945
Caron Butler 168,937
WEST GUARDS
Kobe Bryant 1,153,694
Chris Paul 585,690
Manu Ginobili 403,632
Steve Nash 321,659
Deron Williams 313,011
Jason Kidd 234,779
Russell Westbrook 233,593
Tony Parker 219,378
Vince Carter 185,213
Eric Gordon 179,917
WEST CENTERS
Yao Ming 637,527
Andrew Bynum 376,283
Brendan Haywood 215,905
Nene 211,475
Marc Gasol 205,227
Emeka Okafor 172,012
Chris Kaman 131,741
Marcus Camby 111,346
Andris Biedrins 65,908
Robin Lopez 62,199
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  • tRay

    First off how the F*CK is Yao still even on the damn ballot?! Blake Griffin should be in the game cuz it would make it way more exciting. Oh and Amar’e should be a damn starter sorry KG.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Oh for f**k’s sake…..

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Cosign tRay on all of his points. Also, does Chris Paul really deserve to start? I think Deron and Russ have had better seasons and should start ahead of CP3.

  • JTaylor21

    Why not have BGriff start at center instead of all those undeserving cats that are there right now? Also how the hell is Nash and Gino above DWill?

  • tRay

    @Caboose
    exactly DWill is definitely head and shoulders better than CP3 this season and Russ is a beast

  • tRay

    Oh yeah to elaborate on my earlier post fans shouldn’t be able to vote on this game. And the neither should they on the dunk contest I mean anytime Rudy Fernandez is a dunk participant….nuff said

  • http://bassbesteck@wordpress.com Bassbesteck

    DWill > CP3 this Season so far, definitely

    but also: Rose > Rondo this Season so far…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Yeah, that was my next complaint bassbesteck haha. It’s all the casual NBA fans who just vote for a name, not for the player that mess up the voting.

  • Scott

    Dirk Nowitzki is having a much better season then Anthony or Durant. Let the coaches or players vote on these things.

  • slamfan4life

    Celtics still were winning WITHOUT rondo, how the hell does he have more votes than rose?!?!?!

    VOTE FOR DROSE PEOPLE!

  • http://bulls.com Harry Twatter

    Celtics fans + China = delusional NBA All-Star Game!!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Wheres Brandon Roy? I know he’s been out alot, and isnt playing great when he does play, but I thought he was more popular than that.. ASG is pretty much a populatity contest anyway.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Oh, and cosign everyone who said Blake Griff should start @ center.. I knew he was gonna be good, but not this good..

  • http://bulls.com Harry Twatter

    I bet each Celtic fan has 2 accounts

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Yao, bynum, and haywood??????? Wtf. …. Nene has played very well this season.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    BossTerry Posted: Dec.30 at 2:53 pm
    “Wheres Brandon Roy? I know he’s been out alot, and isnt playing great when he does play…” – WOW.

  • mike

    @Harry – You’re totally right considering Garnett and Rondo haven’t played like All-Stars at all…

  • Ansonpanson

    I’m Chinese and the Chinese voters make me sick.If T-mac were still on the ballot I guarantee he’d be starting. Also why the f are ben wallace and demarcus cousins on the ballot?!?!??!!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Why do fans hate Deron Williams? …

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    They to change the ballot process. Instead of two guards, two forwards, and a center. They should make it a point, two wings, and two bigs. SGs and SFs are about as interchangeable as a PF and a C. And All-Star games NEED a point to conduct the show.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    And your starting center for the Western Conference All-Stars…Brendan Haywood!
    And Rose deserves to start over Rondo. If Rondo wasn’t out, it mostly definitely would be debatable, but Rose is playing. Rondo is not. Rose should start.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    And the Chinese must really love Kobe Bryant too. Cause considering how many haters he has stateside, I can think of no other reason why he’s the only one with over a million votes up to this point.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Clyde

    The Yao things just ridiculous, let it go China lol. Kobe has alot of haters, but he also has alot of fanboys and bandwagoners (Not that I’m saying he shouldn’t).

  • http://www.slamonline.com Clyde

    Also , I’m not entirely sure why D Will gets slept on. I think people just forgot the Jazz existed after Stockton and Malone hung up their sneakers lol.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @Boing- hes averaging 16,3, and 3.. Thats his lowest ppg average since his rookie season.. Im not hating, just putting it out there.. (I would still like to see him @ the asg..)

  • http://ej! Max

    they should put TD an pau at center, so Blakezilla can be in the ASG and u don’t have a crappy center

  • http://ej! Max

    they should put TD an pau at center, so Blakezilla can be in the ASG and u don’t have a crappy center

  • robz

    WEST: Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant/Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum

    EAST: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard

    GO EAST MONSTERS !!!

  • Pugz

    @Caboose No CP3 is having the best season this year among the league in PER and is more deserving than DWill although DWill should be the second point guard and then Nash after him. Oh and everyone please get of Westbrooks dick, you realize he’s a ball hog and the only reason he has a good assist average is because more than half of them are going to the leagues premier scorer hitting tough jumpers in people’s faces after Westbrook calmly swings it to him.

  • robz

    nah bro fo sure hel respect another ball hog like kobe

  • robz

    his quite a shooter too/ very explosive playin with kobe and melo/durant/hopefully griffin be great west team VS. freakin drose,dwade,james,stoudemire,dhoward? lolz come on bro

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    guys this is a fan vote process. fans aren’t always logical (most often not). Dwill is not as exciting in their eyes. With that said the west forwards is a tough situation. Top 5 are all deserving, and blake is so exciting he should be in there too.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    One thing’s for sure, if Blake doesn’t play in the ASG, he’s dropping 30 and 15 on the “sophomores”. I feel sorry for Taj Gibson/DeJuan Blair/whoever else guards him.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Pugz, so he averages .9 turnovers per game less than Deron, that’s why his PER is so high. I’ll take the guy who averages 6 points more and whose team is winning. Honestly, do you want the player averaging 22, 4, 9 or 17, 4, 10? Heck, even Nash is putting up 17, 4, 11, nearly identical stats to CP3.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Man, f*ck a PER!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Blair put up20 20 last season. And a crazy off the board to himself. Blair vs blake would be beyond insane.

  • LD

    Too bad we can’t vote for the dunk contest participants.

  • Cameron

    Yo Tarxan, if you’re talking about dejuan blair getting 20 and 20 last season, well, i don’t what you were watching

  • bashmo

    People are forgetting that CP3 is also the best DEFENSIVE point guard in the league…league leader in steals/game and has been every year he is healthy…he plays lockdown defense and is the best PG in basketball. The Jazz have a better overall squad than the hornets, which is why they’re winning, yes, Williams is scoring more, but CP3 is averaging 17 PPG on 50% shooting from the field and 47% FROM DOWNTOWN, 10 APG, 3 SPG ALL in just shy of 35 mpg…he is the best overall PG in the league and has made the hornets (somewhat) relative in the western conference.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    LD, how’d that work when Rudy Fernandez got in?

  • MikeC.

    @ Cameron – Blair put up a 20-20 game during the Rookie-Sophomore ASG last year.

  • http://www.twitter.com/HurstySYD Hursty

    The West should just forfeit the centre spot and play 3 forwards the whole game.
    NOBODY deserves that trip on the C ballot list.

  • Omar

    East: LBJ, Amare, D12, Wade, Rondo

    West: KD, Melo, Blake, Westbrook, Bean Bryant

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Why the hell is KG near the top for the east?
    And Blake Griffin should start!

  • will

    no one wants to say it because it’s natural to see him at the all star game but noah, horford and bogut all deserve to be above shaq, no disrespect

  • Joe King

    STOP FANS VOTING

  • sanmiguel

    shaq shouldn’t even be second in the east anybody else but him!! He aint an all star anymore!! I hate when stuff like this happens, it messes everything up also I think GINOBILI should be higher

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Bashmo, are you really using steals to prove if a player is good defensively? By that logic, Monta Ellis is one of thebest defenders in the league and Derek Fisher can guard most 1′s. I’m sorry, but I haven’t seen CP3 will his team to victory the way Deron has. For their careers, Paul gets the edge but this season is Deron.

  • http://www.ebay.com Tariq

    So I guess somebody who sucks will be starting at center for the West. And I’m surprised that fans haven’t voted in Cedric Ceballos.

  • tony knorr

    @caboose and all the other dWill fans out there yes he is having a great season and perhaps even better than chris paul but to for tRay to insinuate that deron is head and shoulders better than chris paul this season is just wrong. I think you guys will even admit that whether deron williams is having a better season than chris paul is at least arguable. so you can’t be too mad at chris still starting but yes in the end I agree deron should start but either way i’ll be good.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Vince Carter has 185,213 votes.

  • bashmo

    caboose no that is not what I am saying..steals per game is an important stat but the thing here is that CP3 is known for great defensive, and leads the stat by a good margin above the nearest. He has made 2 all defensive teams in the last 2 years and is excellent at staying in front of his man, putting pressure on the ball, and forcing deflections. He is no doubt the best defensive guard in basketball. To put it in perspective you must look at both ends and each teams in detail before gladly dishing out that Williams is having a better season. You must also realize CP3 averages 11 FG attempts pergame in comparison to Dwills 15-16 FG attempts. And please lets not talk about efficiency on the court. CP3 wins in that category…face it, the Jazz have better players than the hornets, and that along with DWills spectacular play sum up their record.

  • guueeestt123

    no Rudy Gay? cmon,the guy deserves to be an all star after what he did to LBJ.

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    KG deserves some good voting. hes been in beast mode. he proves hard work gets you there

  • Felix

    So whoever “wins” the western center spot is a dead lock for worst all star ever in my opinion… who’s their competition? I think Jamal Magloire or Chris Kaman… who do y’all think is the worst all star ever? not least deserving because I know VC and Yao have both been voted in injured(theoretically someone who hasn’t played at all would be less deserving than someone who plays and sucks)… I’m talking worst skill-wise

  • Felix

    Can someone at Slam put up a “worst all star ever” (in my best comic book guy from simpsons voice) Poll?

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    CP3 is head and shoulders above any PG in the L. LOL at people mentioning casual fans, for the KG’S, Yao’s & Shaq’s (who is second in C voting in the East) then maybe it’s relevant. In CP3′s case no it isn’t. Who here has watched more than ten games this year of both D-Will and CP? If you have and still have D Will 1st then we can debate it all day. Lets just look at stats:
    CP3 – 16.6, 9.8, 4.4, 2.8 stl, 2.4 to’s, 50% fg, 46% 3fg, 91% FT, in 34 minutes a game.
    D Will – 22.3, 9.4, 4.0, 1.2 steals, 3.3 TO’s, 47% FG, 37% 3FG, 85 % FT, in 38 minutes a game.
    So, CP3 is better in every statistic (including ass/TO ration) apart from scoring, whilst taking less shots and playing less minutes. Unless you watch CP3 consistently (which most people don’t) then you shouldn’t comment. If you do, then you should know CP3 is the best PG in the L.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    bashmo – co signing everything you said. You obviously know the game.

  • Felix

    CP3 is an innovator at drawing fouls too… he has that dribble-in-front-of-his-dude-then slow down move, so the guy gets beat then trys to chase him and ends up fouling… he also has a -make-a-face-throw-a- hard-dribble whilst leaning away from “contact” move he does whenever anyone gets near his hip that draws a lot of fouls-lots of dudes are tryin to do these two moves also now but he’s definitely the best at it, and I may be wrong but he seemed to be doin them first… people IN THE NBA are copying his moves…which is I guess a way of saying he’s actually changing the game…his shooting% is retarded right now, he clearly got his shots up in practice when he was recovering from the knee injury…add in that a lot of these guys are really combo guards…I don’t want to rant here, but…even with the injury, if you offered CP3 straight up for ANY PG- the other GM would be going for it- even the jazz… no disrespect to Deron Williams or any of those other dudes

  • Felix

    CP3 can handle the ball… his dribble is uncanny

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Who the hell is voting for Rondo over Rose??!! This is just ri-god-d*mn-diculous and Blake Griffin should start, ASG is about fun, dunks and stuff, who’s more exciting than Blake? Nobody, that’s who. Dwill behind CP3, yeah right, I think fan voting should be stopped, just let coaches, GM´s and those kind of people vote, because, obviosuly, fans suck.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    If GM’s and Coaches were voting you don’t think CP3 would still be starting Jahmai? Just look at his stats, then combine that with watching a few of his games. This is ridiculous that its actually a debate. He was unanimously better than Deron, he misses 37 games all of a sudden he’s no longer better than the same player?

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    And, you say ASG is about ‘fun, dunks & stuff’. You think any Coaches or GM’s are putting Blake in the game over Timmy D or Carmelo RIGHT NOW? don’t contradict yourself.

  • Felix

    Doesn’t anyone want to debate “worst all star ever”?… no one in my real life ever wants to talk hoops-sigh… I don’t know the emoticon for sadness, but I would put one here

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Reading my initial comment, I mis spoke/typed when I said that the casual fan is a reason for KG currently in a starters spot. He is rejuvenated this year, and is the best PF in the East, regardless of Amar’e terrific play.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    @Terry, Roy belongs no were near the ASG.

  • Felix

    Some candidates for worst all star (no disrespect to these guys, they just suck compared to other all stars)- Kaman, Magliore, Mo Williams, Tyronne Hill, Wally Sczerbiak…

  • Chris Ujma

    @Felix….another name for the hat…
    Dale Davis, All Star 2000.

    Dependable, solid? Yes. All star skill-set? No.

    p.s, if anyone would like a good cry before 2010 is out, go and look up the rosters for the 1992 Nba All-Star game. Sob….

  • Chris Ujma

    for those too lazy to look, Stockton, Olajuwon,Worthy, Pippen, Rodman, Nique, Mark Price, Dumars, Mutombo….were all on the BENCH….

  • Felix

    Damn Chris…That’s a sick list of reserves… some top fifty all time guys playin reserve…

  • Chris Ujma

    Apologies, Pippen started, he didn’t come off the bench. Pip replaced the injured Larry Bird in the starting lineup….
    Which is an amazing sentence to type in itself!

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Oh, and imagine if Sean Elliot wasn’t voting for Manu, thats his votes halved right there.

  • BostonBaller

    Hey Twatter, please don’t lump us in w/ the China fans, I for one am not delusional just factional. (I don’t vote, just enjoy the game) to BlackPhantom, KG is near the top for the east b/c he has been playing great, point blank. (facts = his stats are on point w/ Amare’s and some are better w/ less minutes. My man miguel should watch some games and look at the stats for old man Shaq who’s FG% is 2nd among centers w/ 20 plus games and 1st among “top centers”. He brings things to the table that some others don’t. I’m not saying Shaq should start or even make the team (I wouldn’t be mad if he did) but don’t question his play this season. You make it sound like his play sucks this year. come on ppl!

  • BostonBaller

    Chris P & DWill are both top notch and I think it’s just a matter of taste to which you think is better. Griffin is a beast. Lastly for Jahmai, the reason RR & DRose are going back and forth with votes is b/c they are evenly matched in their games. Pts= DR, Ast = RR, FT=DR, FG%= RR, Stls = RR, TO’s equal, rbs equal, Efficiency = almost identical So please stop saying RR doesn’t belong b/c as w/ CP3 & DWill is depends on your taste. it’s not hard folks, it’s ball….

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    And LOL at whoever said that CP3 doesn’t will his teams to victory. When people actually watch NOH then talk. Utah have been on ESPN & TNT several times this year, so the ‘casual fans’ have plenty of chance to see him. CP3 hasn’t been on once. Unless you have League Pass then you ain’t gonna see CP regularly, if you do have LP and you watch CP3 then you will know he is better.

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Boston Baller, CP3 is statistically superior.

    Besides that, if you don’t think Rajon Rondo has been playing like an All Star this year then your crazy. He’s averaging 14 assists. That wasn’t at you Boston Baller, someone mentioned that a while back.

  • BostonBaller

    I use stats b/c no matter what someone writes there are always going to be a few that says it’s favoritism but stats don’t always tell the whole truth about a player. The situations and the makeup of the team has an effect on a players stats. With that said, CP# & Dwill are very statistically close. assts& rbs almost identical, to’s separated b 1, FG% goes to CP3 by 3%, FT% to CP3 by 6%, stls to CP3 by almost 2, double doubles to DWill by 2 and pts to DWill by 6. I personally don’t have a preference but would take either one on My C’s squad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    If Rondo could shoot, he’d be the best PG in the league, and yes, D-Will is better than CP3 this year undeniably.

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Well that settles it then. How many times have you watched CP this year?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    not many. about 2-3 times

  • http://www.ebay.com Tariq

    Wait, voting for Rondo as a starter over Rose is ridiculous?! I don’t mind people voting for Rose. Great player. Deserves to start. But Rondo deserves to start as well. He was averaging 29 assists and zero turnovers when he got hurt, or at least that’s what it seemed like. Rondo can stack up against any PG in the league. Ridiculous would be Raymond Felton or Mike Bibby ahead of Rose.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    I never said Rondo didn’t belong, my point was that Rose should absolutely start over Rondo. Rose is 2nd on NBA.com on the MVP list and he’s 3rd on ESPN, rondo isn’t even on those list. Rondo is very good but Rose has been carrying the team and is still THE most imortant player on the Bulls. @Airball, yes coaches and GM’s would put Blake over Tim duncan right now. Are you kidding me? TD had 7(!) points over his last 2 games, don’t tell me ANY team right now is gameplanning harder for tim duncan than BG. 21.5 and 12 rebounds! This guy is one of the best rookies in the last 20 years.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    + Who would you rather see, I guy who throws up alley-oops, or the guy who can dunk with the best of em AND throws up alley-oops. Rondo’s assists are great, but Rose has to be one of the top 5 most exciting players to watch. Sounds like a perfect fit in the ASG to me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    As for everyone who thinks that I think that Rondo shouldn’t be an AS, that’s a conclusion you made, not me. He can come off the bench sure but he SHOULD NOT be starting over Rose. That’s my opinion and I am entitled to it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I have Rose as a starter in the east as well with Rondo coming off the bench

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Right now? for this season only? You seriously think GM’s would pick Blake over TD?
    Listen, you wrote something about how ASG is about dunks excitement whatever, then said you want Coaches/GM’s to be voting. You think Stan Van is gonna care about Griffins hops? If Coaches from West were picking best in the West to beat best in East, you would have both CP & TD starting.

  • BostonBaller

    My East for sures: (F) LBJ, Amare, KG & PDouble (G) Rose, RR, DWade & Ray (C) Howard & Horford plus Shaq & Noah My West for sures: (F) Durant, Anthony, Dirk, Gasol (G) Westbrook, Kobe, CP3, DWil (C) BGriff plus KLove and TD or Manu It’s not perfect but it’s mine which is subject to change at any time. lol

  • BostonBaller

    I could not care less which pg started for the East as long as RR was on the team, same with KG & Ray. No, I’m not trying to get an all C’s starting lineup. lol. I just think that they have a seriously legit 4 guys deserving at least a bench spot. How many guys in the East match Ray, KG or even PDouble. If it weren’t true they wouldn’t be in the position they are in now. I say we let Glen Davis come just for practice to see his goofy expressions and drooling.

  • http://www.twitter,com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    I think Miami should have 3, Boston should have 4. That doesn’t really leave much room for rest of the conference.

  • http://www.ebay.com Tariq

    Jahmai: You’re entitled to believe that Mookie Blaylock should start in the 2011 all-star game if you want. I’m not trying to censor you. I’m just saying that while your opinion that Rose as a starter is definitely valid, Rondo as a starter is also valid. In other words, Rose is not CLEARLY better than Rondo to the point that it would be, and I quote, “ri-god-dam-diculous” for Rondo to start. I’m not saying Rondo should start. I’m saying it’s arguable either way. Rose averages like twice as many points as Rondo. Rondo averages almost twice as many assists. Pick your poison.

  • Crackhead Jay

    Monta Ellis should get some consideration. The guy brings it every night

  • Felix

    you know what… watching him today… hurts me to say this but I have to say CP3 WAS the best point guard- pre knee injury- and should be again (hopefully a complete recovery- especially w his improved shooting) WHEN his knee gets back to 100%… Im just glad there are so many great points to watch though… pretty soon were gonna have to bring John Wall into this debate too… not a lot separating top PG’s (DW/CP3/DRose/Rondo- but these four are so close that it almost depends on whose hot right now)- then Westbrook and Wall waiting to step into the conversation…

  • Felix

    I don’t rate Nash as high as most because often the best point in the league is whoever Nash is guarding

  • Felix

    Monta is one of the coolest dudes to watch on league pass… he makes a lot of jaw dropping type drives

  • BostonBaller

    Monta is legit no doubt, there are so many guards that are right there it’s tough to decide at times..it’s just a matter of taste and allegiance I guess. It should be good regardless of who is left off of the team.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign about Monta Ellis. He should have been an all-star last year too.

  • Felix

    Stephen Jackson just took the worst crunch time shot I ever saw… down one eight seconds… Captain Jack nonchalantly lets the clock run out before hoisting up a DEEP three… down ONE…wtf drive to the hoop

  • Felix

    or pass or do F$%^ing anything else.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Which guards are the coaches picking out West? Great PGs on losing teams…- Steve Nash. Or Great PGs on winning teams…-Deron Williams? And that Centre position is atrocious – Start Pau at centre with Melo and Dirk at the forwards. Coaches vote B. Griffin for a back up Centre. That solves a position problem for an exhibition game and we will get some terrific videogame style dunks…

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Jamal Maglore was an all star once..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Oh, and 100th.. YESSSSS, I ROCK!!!!!!!

  • Luiyo

    Why you cry so much about who will play the ASG???? Don’t you know that the game is for the “fans” so they are supposed to vote for the players they WANT to see… Maybe some times they vote for people that don’t deserved it, but that’s the way the NBA gets the BEST income, remember that this is still a business. If you really want greatness and a true standard of excellence of a season, wait for the All-NBA teams, they are for the ENTIRE season. Is recognition from your peers and coaches, ASG is for HALF the season and from the fans…. Between the players i’m sure an ASG means a lot, but being an All-NBA may mean more to them. If you talk to a veteran player they ALWAYS say that they appreciate more the respect and recognition of their peers, because fan recognition (ASG) come and goes with time, not saying that they don’t want the fan recognition. (For some of them that’s a bonus or a plus) But the knowledge and respect of people that really know the game is what stays.

  • bashmo

    AllBall247- appreciate the comment..and its pretty hard to see through DWills fabulous scoring output and overall play sometimes that CP3 is doing his thing outthere night in and night out. Tonight’s game against Boston was a PERFECT example of what this guy is capable of, 20 points on 15 shots, 11 assists, 6 steals…

    And for what it’s worth I also forgot to mention that CP3 is coming off an injury riddled year where he missed nearly half the season…yet has the hornets looking to make the playoffs after last year’s absence.

  • http://bassbesteck.blogspot.com bassbesteck

    Rondo is a great PG, no disrespect there and plays like an allstar for sure, but he definitly got ni chance statwise vs. Rose this season. Against any other pg in the east for sure, but Rose this year is just ballin’. And his assists have multiplied since boozer is healthy…

  • Derek

    Where the hell is monta Ellis at in the voting he should be very close to kobe Bryant NBA don’t recognize real talent when it is their. Monta is ave rage around 26 point per game 2nd in scoring and his name still ain on the ballot people are sleeping on him. He is way better than Chris Paul and any giving day. Chris paul averaging 16 ppg. Matter fact he is doing better than Kobe This season he the only one in the league with 5 40 points game and everybody else got 2 1 or 0 What he have to do to be an all-star score 82. He is the third best guard in the NBA after wade and kobe

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