Kemba getting no respect

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  1. Scoe

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    Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 - NBA.com

    Fan voting is getting way out of hand, Kemba should be no lower then 5th, Wade shouldn't start or even be in the all-star game, Butler deserves it but a team that is below .500 shouldn't have 2 allstars. The most laughable one is Zaza Pachulia being a starter over Leonard, Davis, and Cousins (just to name a few). It would be nice if MJ put out a word for Kemba to get into the all-star game.
     
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  2. joober jones

    joober jones Finally Non-Fat Guy

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    Rudy Gay has been a victim of the same process for many years now.
     
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  3. walker11

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    Fortunately the fan vote is now less important.
     
  4. amory

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    This is why I've always seen being a coach's selection as a bigger honor than being a starter.
     
  5. Kembacity

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    Iguodala is on that list, so its clear the bandwagoning of Golden State has affected the allstar voting. thanks children!!
     
  6. James

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  7. Scottzer

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    Kemba, deserves it, but, if he doesn't get it, he'll try that much harder next year to be undeniable.
    He's in a lower market franchise, but Kemba won't make that excuse. He's a lesser talented guy, but with an equal winning desire to Jordan - there's a reason he loved him so much.
     
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  8. BUConn10

    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    Unless Kemba hits the 27+ ppg mark he likely won't get an ASG nod in that market as long as it's a fan vote.
     
  9. Rocktheworld

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    If he was doing this in LA or NY or MIA or any other decent city he'd be in. He plays in frickin Charlotte.
     
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  10. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    This is why I don't watch the NBA. Don't get me wrong, all star games aren't that important but it's the fact that you only ever hear about Lebron, Warriors, Westbrook and Harden.
     
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  11. Scottzer

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    We shouldn't complain about this. Kemba has always known that he will grow and get better. He didn't sign with a different market. Why, should we complain - it has nothing to do with our viewpoints, and whatever happens will happen through him being his own man.
     
  12. Bagel&Cheese

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    Say what? Rudy Gay an all-star? Not a chance. Above average scorer that doesn't do much else.
     
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  13. BUConn10

    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    Rudy gay's numbers since leaving Toronto are far from "above average scorer that doesn't do much else". Is he a concensus all star in the west? Debateable, but he's no slouch. Don't let the memes get to you.
     
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  14. HooperScooper

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    Totally agree. He's averaging 18.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 3 apg. I doubt there's too many players in the NBA doing at least all that. That's way above average stuff. But not All Star stuff.
     
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    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    His numbers last year when healthy were even better. I remember he finished with like 22-5-4 or something in good efficiency his last healthy year in Sacramento.
     
  16. HuskyFich

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    All Star Game was supposed to be in CHA this year...would have been a lock if not for that rat bastard Pat McCrory
     
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  17. James

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    so you like basketball but you watch college


    these takes on the boneyard got me scratching my head.
     
  18. BUConn10

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    I think the all star game is the one true all pro team of the major sports that actually means something to the players. Getting an all star bid in the NBA is basically the first step to becoming a superstar.
     
  19. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    So I can't critique the NBA because I prefer college basketball? Great. You seem like you'd be fun to have a conversation with.
     
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    You're not critiquing the NBA, and the NBA isn't the reason you refuse to watch. You said you don't watch the NBA because all we ever hear about is a few names and teams. Which is absolutely true, and there are critique-able things in the NBA right now. But what you did was critique the media, and is not at all relevant to the NBA product nor informative to your evaluation and ultimate rejection of said product.

    Not to mention, your point doesn't really make sense when we hear about even fewer things in the CBB world: Duke and Cucktucky and not much else
     
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  21. auror

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    Interesting, so vote margin doesn't matter at all, just rank.
     
  22. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    Fair point. Guess it's just easier to say the NBA is boring to me. No parity. Not the leagues fault I guess. Their ratings are fine so I bet they could care less that 5 players and 2 teams control the entirety of their product.
     
  23. intlzncster

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    We complain, because he's more than good enough to be there. But he's not. Fan voting gets too much weight. It's a dumb system. The best players should be there. Which is valid. Otherwise, it should be called the Most Popular game, not the All Star game.
     
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  24. Rocktheworld

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    Also over-saturation with 82 game seasons. Not only does it get boring for fans, but players don't play as hard and even still get injured due to sheer volume of play. Now that is something you can point to the league about.
     
  25. Letsgohuskies11

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    And in college all u hear about is duke, Kentucky, unc
     
  26. auror

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    What is the definition of the word all-star? Why does it mean best player when the noun is "star"?
     
  27. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    Well, because in sports, that's just the implication. Star players are the best players.

    Heck, if you are a 'star' in the corporate world, you are usually one of the most successful.
     
  28. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    That's why I'm unabashedly a playoff NBA and NFL fan. I don't pay much attention to most of the baseball season either, outside of briefly checking some stats.
     
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    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    Speaking of Mr. Walker, he had one of his spectacular 4th quarters against Detroit the other night, but just couldn't get it over the hump. They were down 19 when he came in with less than 10 minutes left. He scored 20 of his 32 points in the last 9:53. Add 3 boards and a couple dimes. 9 for 11 from the floor, 2 of 3 from 3.
    What would have been the winning shot left Benelli's hand a split second too late, but Kemba was Kemba like we remember him. Just carrying the team out of the slump.
     
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  30. auror

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    ...the Implication?

    You can't convince me that Dwyane Wade isn't a star, currently, in the NBA. He's not the best player currently, but he's certainly still a star.
     
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