Belittling the 2010 NBA All-Stars: The Western Division


The East has been eyed but we also need to check out the West.

This is the time where I get lazy.

Oh wait… it seems like I have a backbone now.

See. I lost it again.

Hey… I AM NOT BASHING KOBE!!!


The Starters!


KOBE BRYANT: The guy just earned a championship and he recently became the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer. I cringe at his existence when he wore #8 but since becoming Mr. #24, he has been more than tolerable (*cough* CELTICS FAN *cough*)
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

CARMELO ANTHONY: You can’t have LeBron and D-Wade in an all-star game without Melo. This is as simple as that. Although he missed a bunch of games, he is one of those characters who shouldn’t miss the festivities.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE: Well… here’s the thing: without Yao Ming, he and Duncan are the only bigs capable to headline the West. I also helped the fact that Phoenix had that superb winning rage at the start of the season.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

TIM DUNCAN: I like the guy. Really, I do. He might not be flashy but his accomplishments speak volumes of how powerful his game is. He is an all-star, that’s a gimme – but I’m not sure if he’s the right starter for the West.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

STEVE NASH: How come he’s in this year but he was out last year? Anyway, the powerful Phoenix start was enough to catapult his name in the list. For a guy who’s past his prime, he seems to be NOT past his prime. Anyway, without Jason Kidd, he’ll likely be the one dishing the jaw-dropping dimes. I hope he could “soccer” the ball with gusto.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL


The reserves!

DIRK NOWITZKI: This guy should be the one getting the nod with the emphasis of the games to be held in his turf. Again, the surge of his stats if you compare this to Duncan is one of the reasons why he should be the guy up top. Fans will salivate over the Nash/Dirk reunion.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

CHRIS PAUL: CP3 continues to evolve into a superb type of player. New Orleans has yet to repeat the winning season they had a few seasons back but there is no question on who is the team’s undisputed leader. I take back what I said. He sucks. Rondo is better. TRADE PAUL FOR RONDO!!!
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

BRANDON ROY: I wanted a LaMarcus Aldridge sighting but that’s not meant to be. What’s meant to be is that Roy could follow Clyde Drexler’s footsteps. There are a lot of old teams in the Wild, Wild West and Roy and his Blazers are a couple of seasons away from headlining their conference.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

KEVIN DURANT: Being pick number 2 is not bad, especially for this debuting All-Star. OKC is surging up with his heroics and imagine if he was picked first instead of Greg Oden? This is the same feeling Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings will have when they let Blake Griffin and Hasheem Thabeet watch their all-star performances.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL

DERON WILLIAMS: I am iffy about this. A couple of years ago I will say that Deron deserves an all-star berth. However, how come his first appearance came about from a weak season? Utah isn’t as impressive now and you have to wonder about that because he and Carlos Boozer are healthy now.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL BUT THERE’S A CATCH

PAU GASOL: Here’s another guy that I have a beef in. He isn’t getting the 20-point 10-rebound range and he started out injured. I would have wished Chris Kaman earned a slot after having an awesome season. However, Gasol isn’t a slouch either. If there should be two slots for the defending champs, one needs to be him.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL BUT THERE’S A CATCH

ZACH RANDOLPH: Here’s the thing. While I think Randolph is a fine player, enduring the talent-laden Portland roster to his stops in New York and the Clippers, Z-Bo is the first person I’d ship out if I wanted another star to be sent to the all-star games. Even if he is playing great as a Griz, it’s hard to approve when you are not that popular and your team has a losing record.
Rate: ALL-STAR MATERIAL BUT THERE’S A CATCH


The Next in Line!

CHRIS KAMAN: I can say Aaron Brooks, Aldridge, Boozer, Kidd, Chauncey Billups and even Al Jefferson but I have to go with Kaman. First of all, had Blake Griffin played, Kaman would have been part of the Clips’ bench. LA’s abundance of size led them to strike out Randolph so that they’ll have him, Griffin, and Marcus Camby. Then Griffin got injured for the whole season. That sucked. But then Kaman went berserk and took up the void left by Blake. He responded to the call and which is one of the reasons why he should be in the all-star.

Although, had he been the one shipped to Memphis…


Anyway, the best thing about the all-star games is that it’s a week before the TRADE DEADLINE!

This means more names to pop and switch!

Until then…

GAME OVER!

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