Friday, January 23, 2009

Mars All-Star Team starters

Now that Earth's voters have spoken, here's how the Martian contingent voted. Quick side-note: a certain Yahoo sports blogger presented his All-Star team selections structured as C-PF-SF-SG-G, instead of the All-Star vote's format of 2 guards, 2 forwards, and 1 center. Way to stick to the script. You just picked your half-season All-NBA team, not an All-Star Team. Hello, Mars to Dwyer?


Yao Ming
Tim Duncan
Dirk Nowitzki
Kobe Bryant
Chris Paul

Dwight Howard
Devin Harris
Dwayne Wade
Lebron James
Chris Bosh

* Dirk over Amare: Dirk is way more valuable and disappears much less often than Magilla Gorilla.

* Harris over A.I.: Do I even need to bother explaining this one?

* Harris over Jameer Nelson over A.I.: Jameer has been solid lately, but Harris was simply dominating over the first 2 months of the season. 2 months is better than 1.

* Bosh over Garnett: it's close, very, very close. Either player is a fine selection.

All things considered, the fans did a pretty decent job with the selections, the Yi Jianlian scare notwithstanding.

Now onto the benches in a later post; there's where it really gets to be fun.

1 comment:

Greg Payne said...

I love your picks for the West...and I'm glad everyone's agreeing on the AI fiasco...I can't believe that many people still support him. You could argue he shouldn't even be in the game at all, especially considering how much he hasn't helped the Pistons.

I can't really comment on the East, because I'm so biased towards the Celtics, but I give credit to Harris. He's having a great season. As long as Mo Williams doesn't come near to getting a jersey for the game, I'll sleep easy.