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2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:47 am

Announcement on NBA.com

EAST

Backcourt:

Rajon Rondo
Dwyane Wade

Frontcourt:

LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Garnett

WEST

Backcourt:

Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant

Frontcourt:

Kevin Durant
Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Dan's Brain on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Ahhhh, Carmelo and KG... Should be fun. :)
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:36 pm

Ah yeah, hadn't thought of that. Better make sure they have lockers on the opposite side of the room.

As for the selections, the West has the better starting five overall. I don't think I'd deem any of the picks completely unjustified; KG is probably the iffiest of the lot and I think you can argue for Duncan ahead of Howard, seeing as how they changed the designation from two guards, two forwards and a centre to two backcourt and three frontcourt players. Aside from that though, I think that fan voting has once again produced a result that is, on the whole, at the very least acceptable.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby hova- on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Cool to see KG in it. He's one of the better aging players you have seen in this league.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby buzzy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:39 pm

Andrew wrote: I think you can argue for Duncan ahead of Howard


I would have liked Duncan starting over Blake.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby mcdonuts on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:57 pm

Pretty predictable. Just as I voted, I have to say. :D
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Stress Fracture on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:30 pm

West's starters are practically the same, except that Dwight is in Bynum's position last year.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Martti. on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:46 pm

Bosh > KG
Duncan > Dwight

Otherwise, can't complain.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby mcdonuts on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:44 pm

You could argue that there are several power forwards better than Blake Griffin as well. But it's a game for the fans and we all want to see Griffin and Howard throw down spectacular dunks rather than Tim Duncan and his off-the-board sky hooks. :D I'm pretty sure that those players will find themselves in reserves, though. :wink:
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby erudain on Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:59 am

As usual with this fan made voting...

Noah & Lopez are both having far better seasons than KG.
Duncan, Deandre Jordan, Marc Gasol, Ibaka, hell even Asik has a better year than Howard.

I'm not saying don't include KG or Howard....but not as starters...
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Martti. on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:39 pm

I hope Jennings gets in as a reserve.
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby NovU on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:02 am

So... 4 starters from LA. And only 1 player from small market team. Figures...
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Re: 2013 All-Star Starters Announced

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 am

It's not as though all of those players from LA are completely undeserving though, Howard admittedly having the weakest case.
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