In the week of 1/19 edition of SportingNews magazine that I get delivered, Reggie Miller, who writes a article for them, wrote one this week on the All-Star game. His point in the entire article is that only players on winning teams should be All-Stars. The article is entitled:
"Don't just hand out All-Star spots - make theplayers earn them"
In his last paragraph he say's:
Sorry Reg, but that is B.S.!!!"Keep in mind, I'm rewarding team wins - anyone can get numbers on a bad team. So, no disrespect to Al Jefferson, Danny Granger, Kevin Durant, or David Lee, all guys with great numbers, but it should be about winning."
The All-Star game is for EXIBITION, the Play-Off's are for "winning teams". I get not wanting it to be a total popularity contest, where deserving players are over-shadowed by "names", but this is not the way to do that.
(P.S. Sorry for the absence of a link. I went on their web site to get it, but could not fibd the article on-line.)