Jan 25, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT
Last night the reserves for the NBA All-Star game were announced — first the fans vote in the starting five, then the coaches pick the seven reserves.
Then it didn’t take long before we were talking about who got snubbed — Stephen Curry, Paul Pierce and a host of others who were on the bubble and didn’t make the cut. Curry, in particular, seemed to get people riled up, he has been the key to the Warriors resurgence averaging 20.9 points and dishing out 6.6 assists per game.
So how about expanding the All-Star game roster? LeBron James is down with that.
People are still going to say they got snubbed. You put 15 guys on the roster and we will argue about who was No. 16. Guaranteed. I see your picks and I wonder how you could leave Serge Ibaka out of the West? Look at the NCAA Tournament, 68 teams get in and we argue about who was 69, who got snubbed and left out. It’s sports, we will always argue about it.
Also, this is going to mean a lot less minutes for guys in the game, and it’s an exhibition — we are watching to see these guys play. It’s not all about just making the team. At what point are we starting to dilute the product.
Good on LeBron for putting this out there — and good on him for picking guys perceived as rivals. It’s actually a good list.
But LeBron isn’t the only one talking about it. There is starting to be a buzz and you can bet the issue will come up again.
Jul 3, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT(Edit)
Hopefully Scott Skiles will play Harris this time.
Jul 3, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT(Edit)
Curry is just that good.
Jul 3, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT(Edit)
A big reason Jordan left L.A. to sign with the Mavericks.
Jul 3, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT(Edit)
Beverley’s defense provides a perfect complement to James Harden.
Jul 3, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT(Edit)
Rondo is not exactly going to space the floor for Cousins.
Jul 3, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT(Edit)
They would make solid backups at a fair price.
Jul 3, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT(Edit)
He is a good fit in the Rockets’ up-tempo system.
Jul 3, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT(Edit)
Key for the Wizards is this is a one-year deal, so they save their cap space for a Kevin Durant offer next summer.
Jul 3, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT(Edit)
This is a huge blow to the Clippers roster.
Jul 3, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT(Edit)
This was expected, now the Knicks move forward with Robin Lopez.
Jul 3, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT(Edit)
Solid deal in a vacuum, but in Sacramento…
Report: Knicks to sign Robin Lopez to four-year, $54 million contract (unless DeAndre Jordan changes his mind)
Jul 3, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT(Edit)
More evidence Jordan won’t pick Knicks
Jul 3, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT(Edit)
Third year is reportedly a team option
Jul 3, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT(Edit)
I doubt Sacramento is celebrating quite yet
Jul 3, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT(Edit)
Brooklyn making most of a self-inflicted bad situation
Jul 3, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT(Edit)
If LaMarcus Aldridge signs elsewhere, San Antonio makes a lot of sense
Jul 3, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT(Edit)
So Knicks are probably getting Robin Lopez
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