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Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:13 pm
 

There will be at least one surprise when All-Star starters are announced Thursday night. Amare Stoudemire has passed Carmelo Anthony in the voting since the most recent tabulation Jan. 8, securing his first All-Star start, according to the Arizona Republic.

If there are no other changes, Stoudemire would be joined by Tim Duncan and Yao Ming in the front court with Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady in the backcourt for the West. The East starters as of Jan. 8 were Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett and LeBron James up front with Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson in the backcourt.

Reserves for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix are selected by the coaches and will be announced Jan. 29.

So here's my question: If All-Star voting wasn't a popularity contest, who would be the starting five for each conference? Who deserves it?

 

Comments

Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:54 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

Sorry, thanks to Katrina. There is barely 1.1 mil in metro NO. How many in metro Minn. 3.5 mil. cp3 rules




Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:51 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

cp3 plays in the smallest market of all thanks to Katrins




Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:48 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

I agree. Iverson % is down




Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 7:49 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

danny granger would start over paul pierce but it doesn't matter because lebron and KG top them both easily




Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 7:28 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

You would start Danny Granger over Kevin Garnett........do u even watch basketball????

 




Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 7:26 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

Way to misspell Lebron's name




Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 6:49 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

In the West I would go with Chris Paul and Brandon Roy at the guard spots, Kobe at SF/combo guard type of position, and then Tim Duncan at PF and Yao Ming at Center.  In the East, I would go Devin Harris and Dwayne Wade at guards, Lebron James and Chris Bosh at forwards, and then Dwight Howard as the obvious choice at center. 




Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 6:42 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

Heels andJags got it right on the money...The only question is Granger/Garnett though I lean toward Granger as well...otherwise perfect




Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 6:12 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

Western Conference Starters should be:

1. Kobe Bryant

2. Chris Paul

3. Dirk Nowitzki

4. Amare Stoudemire

5. Al Jefferson (It is disgraceful that he only had 26,000 votes by the last ballot return)

 

Eastern Conference Starters should be:

1. Dwyane Wade

2. Joe Johnson

3. LeBron James

4. Chris Bosh

5. Dwight Howard

 

Guys like Jefferson will never get a look for All-Star because he plays for a small-market team, and because that team is not in the playoff hunt, and it's a shame because he will probably get Western Conference Player of the Month and he has been killing it all year.  Only 2 guys in last years All-Star Game were not on playoff teams, Brandon Roy and Dwyane Wade; the Blazers were competitive and definitely in the mix last year at All-Star, and Wade is an absolute superstar.




Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:56 pm
 

Who should be starting the All-Star Game?

JAMEER NELSON INSTEAD OF A.I.



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