Brian Geltzeiler joins Sean Pendergast on Yahoo Sports Radio to talk All Star Game snubs. They touch on the importance of Paul George for the Indiana Pacers as well as dive into the Dwightmare that never seems to end.
The announcement of NBA All-Stars always generates tons of debate and emotion among fans and media alike.
Whether it’s a favorite player getting snubbed or fans voting in an undeserving player, we’re never short of folks getting their panties in a bunch over the All-Star Game. There are some complaints that are valid, but for the most part, most of the controversy is biased and at times, contrived.
This year’s process had more than its fair share of griping thanks to the wonders of Twitter. LeBron James complained that there should be 15 players from each conference, which is as bad an idea as selling icicles at the Equator. Fans want to see their favorite players play, so unless the plan is to introduce the DNP-CD to the All Star Game, 12 players per team is plenty.
Dwight Howard – though some of it is due to his own physical and mental issues – has been marginalized too often in the Los Angeles Lakers’ offense under D’Antoni.
Pau Gasol – the man that dominated in Olympics competition over the past summer and helped Kobe Bryant win two championships – has been benched in favor of Earl Clark, who doesn’t play like your traditional big man.
Antawn Jamison and Jordan Hill were both in and out of the rotation at various times this season.
The NBA announced another bird will make its arrival in New Orleans next season, the Warriors put the Thunder with the rest of the league in double-digit losses, the Nets continued their 180 and strengthened their chokehold on the Atlantic Division under coach P.J., while the Bulls rallied to extend their winning streak over the Pistons.
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