Posts tagged “NBA All-Star game

NBA All-Star Rosters: Good, Bad and Ugly


BY MIKE HALIHAN, Feedcrossing.com syndication

Delightfully, my quams with the NBA All-Star rosters are at a minimum this season (compared to past seasons). With a few minor exceptions, I think they got it almost right this year.

The starters are set in stone and while it’s typical for some fans act outright delusional and warrant restricted access to All-Star voting, there’s nothing us realistic fans can do to change it. Besides, other than Kevin Garnett, I’m actually fine with the ten starters. Normally I could rant all day about the flaws with fan voting, but I’ll leave it alone while the going is good for this season.

Even though the reserves (announced Thursday night) were in decent shape, there are always exceptions. Coaches of the NBA, you did alright, but there’s always an opportunity for improvement. Let’s discuss.

 What They Did Right

  • Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday is was named to his first All-Star team last week. Photo by: Philadelphia 76ers / Flickr

    Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday is was named to his first All-Star team last week. Photo by: Philadelphia 76ers / Flickr

    Jrue Holiday. Of all the All-Star selections, the Jrue Holiday one pick is my favorite. There is no secret to how I feel about the Holiday All-Star scenario. With the guard situation in the East, he deserves to go over Deron Williams, over Brandon Jennings and even despite their better record, he certainly deserves to go over J.R. Smith. If you want the full rant, check the list posted above. Even though he’s already been named, I’ll slide in that he posted a career-high 35 points earlier tonight.

  • Paul George. I was extremely happy to see the coaches select George to his first All-Star appearance in the Eastern Conference. Sitting at 26-18 (only 4 games out of 1st) someone had to represent the Pacers in this game right? With the absence of Roy Hibbert, who’s having an abomination of a season, George has stepped up big time to lead Indiana back after a disappointing start to the season. David West certainly warrants some consideration, but George has put together the complete package or scoring, rebounding and defense (he even averages 3.7 assists per contest). Logging a heavy 36.7 minutes per game, I personally thought George was a no-brainer. I’m glad the coaches felt the same way. (more…)

Couch Side Podcast Episode 43: All-Star Roundtable


Couch Side hosts Craig Paul, left, and Wade McMillin pay hommage to NBC legends Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.

Couch Side hosts Craig Paul, left, and Wade McMillin pay hommage to NBC legends Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.

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BY Couchsideshow.com staff

Couch Side’s usual trio of Wade McMillin Craig, Paul and Sean Schoonover take on sports topics including, the AFC and NFC Championship,  the best All-Star festivities in sports and MLK Day in this week’s show. Click below to start streaming, downloading or subscribing to the Couch Side Podcast:

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Things you’ve heard before: NBA All-Star nitpicks


BY BRANDON J. SMITH, Couchsideshow.com contributor

Can we all admit the Slam Dunk contest is a bloated waste of time at this point? It was a bit pathetic to see Derrick Williams attempt his between-the-legs-reverse-jam 15 times without success, which once again provides an opening to flood a pretend suggestion box with ideas.

H-O-R-S-E

It’s not that difficult, at all. Take a look at this HORSE competition between Bob McAdoo and Pistol Pete, you can tell that this exercise is actually fun and entertaining to all.

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