McGrady, Iverson aren't All-Stars despite what ballots may say
DWill doesn't belong on the all star team. I am as big a Jazz fan as there is,
but I call it like I see it. I don't see DWIll being an all star while in
Utah.Not because of the "small market" nonsense (Stockton??), but
because he will be out of Utah before Bullups, Nash and Parker decline enough
for DWill to deserve the honor.Right now he's the fifth best in the
league and there are some young guys who will likely surpass him. I don't see
DWill ever being an All Star.
This inbalanced farce has been going on for many years. It appears that now we
can not only expose it, but we can make it right. Do the right thing. As the
article suggests, vote for Steve Nash so he will overtake Mr. McGrady so that
that travesty does not take place. With Mr. Nash in the first position, the
coaches will be able to choose the real all star point guard in Deron Williams.
Now I do follow the Jazz and do know that Deron has had better years.
Nevertheless, he has been cheated by this Barnum and Bailey system for several
years now. Therefore, I say, allow the coaches to select Deron Williams as the
second all-star behind Steve Nash (or Chris Paul as I have not followed him nor
Steve well this year) as the second in command of the Western point guards.
That I have followed for several years and truly believe that Mr. Willams is
very much so the Number Two, if not number One, point guard in the west for all
he does - scorer, assists, team leadership, head to head duels, and, strong
director of the guard, PG.
The Big injustice is that Memo has been an All Star and D-Will hasn't.
is the guy who deserves to be on the All Star team . Go Suns!
If Nash becomes a starter, CP3 and Brandon Roy will get the coaches nod. If the
west would need a fifth guard, they would have to choose among Kidd, Parker,
Billups and Deron. Since the All Star is in Dallas, it could be Kidd.
I`m a Williams fan but the best PG`s are Nash and Paul.Parker,Kidd,Williams are
a notch below
He is piling up some stats this year (including turnovers) but his team is doing
consecutively worse for the 3rd year in a row now.Is that a sign of
a leader/all-star?I say NO when you have this much talent around
him.I will not be voting for D-Will.The allstar game is
a sham anyways. Deron has been doing all he can to make sure he
gets on the big stage in his home town Dallas and I am said to say I don't think
what he has done has made his team better.
Paul is 1,Nash is 2,Billups,Williams,Kidd,Parker are all good but be honest,not
up there with Paul and Nash.I voted for Paul.BTW I am a big D-Will fan
is a bigger SHAM than the BCS and I'm not just talking about the voting!
Nash is a great player, but he also has great numbers because of the up-tempo
system that he plays in. Like D-Will, he also typically has a lot of turnovers
every year. Shawn Marion use to be an all-star with suns because he had great
numbers with them.... now look at him. He's not even in the conversation.
I don't know why everyone is saying D-Will is having such a down year just
because the Jazz are struggling. He is averaging the most points and rebounds
of his career, his second highest fg percentage(which has always been above
average for a guard), and has the same amount of turnovers he's had for the
past 2 years. His assists are down but that has as much to do with the team as
him. D-Will is doing a lot better than most people are giving him credit - he
deserves to be an All Star. Go Jazz!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be compared to the All-Star Game. This years
inductee was ABBA. What about Rush,Genesis,Tesla,Whitesnake,Journey, Jethro
Tull, and I could go on of who deserves to be there a billion times more than
stupid ABBA?The NBA All Star game is mostly made up of uneducated fans
voting for who they enjoy to watch rather than talent or who is the best.
did the article say " a league leading 43.7 ppg?"Uh...that's way off
D-Will is an all-star and he is in the conversation with nash and paul.... You
say your d-will fans and you don't think he's an all-star.... Something wrong
with you and obviously your not a d-will fan.... Its not he's fault that his
team doesnt want to compete all the time...
Last night on Sports Center, one of the announcers called Dwill the best in the
Are you all kidding me? Chris Paul is less effective than Jimmer. In his last
three seasons he has gone from a 68% winning percentage to 46%. He has only won
one playoff series. He had his head coach fired because he didn't want to play
hard for him. He is the golden boy of ESPN who can do no wrong, except lose. He
is 3-11 against D Will. As his stats go up, his team goes down the toilet. He
looks to have great numbers in everything except the win column. I know D Will
is not exceptional, his turnovers are way too high, but The gap between Paul and
D Will is non-existent.
Most people do not put alot of stock in individual stats. That is kind of the
point in the Jazz situation. His PPG is up. D-Will is dominating the ball too
much and his team mates are standing around and not doing anything.He is the leader isn't he? Why aren't his teammates getting better? Isn't
that what a leader is supposed to be doing? Making those around him better? He
has several starters who are declining in ouput. Okur, Brewer, and CJ is all
over the place.To me that is a bad sign. Our playmaker should be
figuring out how to get everyone else to up their production--not just try to do
it all and pile up his own stats. There are lots of INDIVIDUAL stars on teams
around the league that are perennial losers that put up decent stats.I think DWILL has the potential to be the best PG but I think he needs to make
some adjustments.LeBron & Kobe elevate/inspire/demand their team
mates play. That is what I am looking for.My argument the leader is
responsible for his team mates play. Stockton/Malone took it personally.
this author is a clown......stop complaining seriously.....there is a reason
mcgrady and iverson are being voted in the allstar game the fans want to see
them play dummy....that is what the allstar's is about...I seriously would
rather see Mcgrady at the allstar game then nash/dwill/paul who have not done
anything exciting these past allstar games....it is def not a serious game so
who cares.....i swear people are so dumb
If this is the real all star game shouldnt the best players play.A.I. does
not deserve a spot hes ineffective he percentages have always been below
average. McGrady is not wanted by anyone.DWill is the 2nd best pg in the
NBA behind CP3 he deserves his role as the backup behind him nash also should be
in the game.The West of course is much better then the East so guys like
Parker who would be in the East lineup wont make it in the West.
So what your saying is because Deron is doing better his team is doing worst. I
don't know what the heck you were thinking. Lebron and Kobe are also the leading
scorers on there team. You can't do anything if your teammates aren't making
plays all d-will can do is get them an open look but its up to them what the do
with the ball after. Don't blame d-will for trying to make things happen when
his teammates aren't...
I agree with most comments before me. McGrady should not be in the running
because of his absence from the game. There are a number of PGs that should be
considered.Should pick no more than two from each team which would allow allow
more teams being represented and a fair share of exposure. All of these teams
have an all star waiting in the wings. There needs to be a better system in
place to even out the team representation. To much fan fair and over lopsided
voting by fans. Lets get real and do it the right way.