Jan 5, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT
There are usually some real head scratchers when the NBA All-Star Ballot is released, mostly because due to printing logistics the players are selected well before the season starts. Good rookies or breakout players can get left off, injured players are on the list.
But this year things were pretty good, not a lot of obvious oversights.
The one that made people chuckle — you can vote for Heat center Joel Anthony to represent the East. That would be the guy averaging 3.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in Miami. A shot block specialist who is probably the third best shot blocker on his own team.
Anthony doesn’t get it either, he told the Palm Beach Post of his reaction when he heard he was on the ballot.
“I didn’t think they were serious,” Anthony said….
“I don’t know what to say,” Anthony said. “I definitely appreciate it, that they would take me into consideration.”
While there will be a twitter campaign to get Anthony in, the East’s starting center will be Dwight Howard… unless he gets traded to the Lakers. Then the door is wide open for Anthony.
- Report: Suns discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe 9
- Report: Sixers may look to trade for Amar’e Stoudemire at this season’s deadline 29
- Kevin Durant reiterates that rest was his reason for withdrawing from Team USA 8
- Kobe Bryant says he will not be same player as before, says he’s evolved into something equally good 19
- Report: Agent for Greg Monroe pursued sign-and-trade deals with five teams, including Thunder and Blazers 25
- Derrick Rose sits out another Team USA practice, not likely to start Wednesday 22
- DeMarcus Cousins practices with team USA Tuesday, says he’s 50-50 for Wednesday game 2
- Jim Boeheim says of Carmelo Anthony, “it would have been better to go to Chicago” 31