Thankfully, T-Mac Didn’t Make the ASG

The conspiracy theorist in me wants to believe David Stern (rightfully) disallowed the fans to vote in Tracy: “No longer playing for the Rockets, Tracy McGrady won’t make his next appearance on the court in the All-Star Game either. McGrady, who has played 46 minutes this season and was given a leave of absence from the Rockets while they try to trade him, had been in position to start the game throughout the balloting updates, but when the team was announced on Thursday, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash moved past McGrady and in position to start in the Western Conference backcourt with the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. McGrady finished fourth among West Conference guards with teammate Aaron Brooks fifth. The selections, however, did offer one potential for controversy, with Allen Iverson earning a spot in the Eastern Conference starting backcourt. Iverson, though he played in just 16 games since his return to the 76ers, averaging 14.8 points.”