Alright, I know cyncicism has crept into Wolves discussion like a parasite, but wow I hope Wolves nation is pissed tonight. You have every right to be. You also shouldn't be surprised. Tim Duncan? 4 Celtics? Chris Bosh? A rookie with a superior supporting cast?
Just silly. This game is about the fans, and fans deserve to see a game which fosters league wide achievement as well as individual and team success. 21 points and 16 rebounds has not happened in almost 30 years. If he isn't named as Yao's injury replacement...well...that is even worse. I can't wait to watch a Depends-wearing Tim Duncan's eyes bulge out after foul calls as if his hemorrhoids have swelled to grapefruit sizes. What entertainment. Not to mention Justin Bieber and a bunch of NBA old-timers in the "celebrity" game.
The NBA, where 13 points and 9 rebounds = All-Star happens. Where prepubescent pop star who thinks he is Usher = All-Star happens.
For the list of the remaining reserves, just either go to www.celtics.com, or www.nba.com, or watch any NBA on TNT matchup ever televised.
And PS. great to see Charles Barkley rant in our favor for once. What a joke.
I think Yao and Duncan are clearly the two worst selections. Kind of a "1A and 1B" sort of thing.
There's no way Kevin Love doesn't get in as the injury replacement for Yao Ming... just not possible. He's an All Star in every sense of the word this year, wihle Aldridge is just really good. In actuality, both Love/Aldridge should get in. It's really too bad, because Steve Nash and Monta Ellis deserve a spot too. Tough year in the West.
As far as Duncaan goes, he's getting in as a product of team success...Manu Ginobili is having an MVP season, Tony Parker is having one of the best years of his career and guys like Blair and Jefferson are contributing far more than they did a year ago. The team is much less reliant on Duncan now, which is absolutely for the best, since he can't carry them anymore.
I'm bummed he got selected. It's not a lifetime achievement award.
@LFJeremy Yao was voted in. Nothing to be done about that. We shouldn't be shocked usually once a guy is an MVP and spends a decade making the All Star game it requires them to really stink (Shaq) to stop being an all star. Tim Duncan's fading skills are certainly far from that.