Friday, January 24, 2014

Good choices made for NBA All-Star game

From where I sit it looks like the fan got the NBA All-Star voting right...


At least for the most part. As long as fans are the ones selecting the starting line-up for any sport there will be problems. This is nothing more than a popularity contest. With the exception of Kobe, it's a good list of the top players. Which is exactly what an all-star game is. The NHL will be doing the same thing next year after a 2-year break thanks to the lock-out and Winter Olympics. And just like the NBA and MLB it will be a chance for everyone to see who the most popular players are regardless of their current standing in the game. Kobe has played 6 games this season and looked old in all of them before getting hurt again. At least he's doing the right thing and encouraging the NBA to pick someone else. I'm sure a suitable replacement will be found (Tony Parker, Damian Lillard, James Harden). In the mean time, there will be the traditional complaining about the voting process. Let's face it, this is an All-Star game. Not a real game. The players show up, put on a show that bares only a passing resemblance to an actual game, and leave. Just like every other all-star game I'll tune in for 5 minutes, get bored and move on.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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