Fourth returns for the 2009 All-star game were released today, with some results being very much expected (Lebron beginning to close on D12, Bosh & Pierce being very high in East forwards) but there was plenty that made me ask...
for instance, West guards- Brandon Roy, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash recieving so little votes? Especially Roy, who has been playing some outstanding ball this year. I hope he makes the team along with CP3 as a reserve, but why isn't he getting the credit he deserves from the fans?
Ron Artest being voted so high? Not a bad thing i guess, he seems to have ironed-out the massive crinkles in his brain matter this season, and i'd even say has been more valuable to Houston than T-Mac....but i didn't expect to see him ahead of Dirk and Pau...weird.
Gilbert Arenas with 403,577 votes ahead of Jose 'Stat Fav' Calderon (274,509 votes) and our own Jameer Nelson (227,226) dispite playing (agent) zero minutes? Tell me this guy is getting his votes on his name value?
Yi Jianlian- I don't think i need to say how upset this makes me.....
and finally, Rashard Lewis not even cracking the top 11 in East Forwards! His play has been outstanding, much more so than Shawn Marion's (who punches in at 7th) and is highly spoken of as a good chance for a reserve spot. I guess i just feel its more disrespect to the 'small market, non contending' Magic side that ESPN presents to the reat of the sporting world. Kudos to Turk though- good play getting rewarded with 366,174 votes, good enough for 6th place (fifth if you don't count Yi Jianlian).
and here is a big question to finish with: Do you think the Magic currently have 4 All-Star caliber players (not, do you think 4 will make the team) but could Dwight (we know he can) Hedo, Shard and Jameer be considered 'All-Star caliber'?
Sound off your thoughts, who you would like picked, who you wouldn't etc, etc.