So the 2013 NBA All-Star Game starters released last night. Anyone who actually watches basketball rolled their eyes at some fan choices but that’s expected every year. Then again the constant miscues each season makes you wonder about the average NBA fan. Do they watch the game on YouTube and SportsCenter? Did they hop on the Heat bandwagon? How many found out about NBA players via gossip sites and bad reality TV shows?
We can’t sit here and ask questions about these suspect voters all day. Therefore, a few thoughts on each of the starters are in order. Some of these hits may have a tinge of bitterness but they don’t hide the truth. Let’s get the tip off going, folks.
West Coast All-Star Starting Five
Chris Paul – The only thing stopping Chris Paul from being the league’s best point guard is his knee bruise: sidelining him for a few games. He ought to be fine in a month’s time for the biggest exhibition game on earth.
Kobe Bryant – Ko-Bean’s numbers remain high but LA’s W-L record stays well under .500. Let’s all clap for Bryant getting his 15th straight ASG bid (as well as being the top vote-getter again). I can’t sit here and say James Harden is the best 2 guard in the West. I tried, though.
Kevin Durant – Here’s another no-brainer. Kevin’s scoring efficiency and defensive prowess are on the rise and, scarily enough, he still has room to grow.