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Does Kobe really deserve to start in the All-Star Game?

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Post#31 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:51 pm by dice

this year? hell yes. he's had an amazing return to form after years of predictable post-prime downward drift
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Post#32 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:04 pm by MrBigShot

Yes he deserves it. He should continue to make the all star game every year he's in the league imo, until he is no longer a starter caliber player. In other words, likely ever year.

The dude is a legend and putting up nearly 30/5/5. Yes his team is garbage, but it isn't all on him. Teams lose together, teams win together...their defense as a team is poor.
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Post#33 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:35 pm by kobe808lak

Replace Kobe with Dwight and your thread makes sense.
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Post#34 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:12 pm by Arp590

fallacy wrote:
Arp590 wrote:Leads league in scoring 29.6PPG

/Thread


Durant actually leads the league in scoring. Kobe 29.2, Durant 29.5


/thread?

Actually when I posted that, Kobe was still leading the league in scoring...
Are you gonna quote me again in a couple days saying that actually Carmelo leads the league in scoring?
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Post#35 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:26 pm by druggas

BobbySura wrote:how about you discuss?

why make this thread if you aren't going to give your opinion?

oh yeah, that's right. you're trolling.

of course the mods are probably too busy closing some thread that's actually decent to close this.
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Post#36 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:28 pm by WhatRickyThinks

Did he not receive the most votes or did I forget the criteria for starting the all-star game?
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Post#37 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:29 pm by Winsome Gerbil

kobe808lak wrote:Replace Kobe with Dwight and your thread makes sense.


Perhaps, but the problem in both cases is who would really start over them? For Kobe it would be..James Harden? I suppose you could go Paul/Westbrook, but there is no SG more deserving. For Dwight it would be...Marc Gasol?? A 14pt 7reb guy? Really? I'm a Cousins believer myself, but you just can't do that until they win, and he proves he's settled down. Maybe next year. So you've got two HOFs on a struggling team, and then almost nobody of note to replace them, so its kind of a given.
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Post#38 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:58 pm by LBJ-ITALY

Arp590 wrote:
fallacy wrote:
Arp590 wrote:Leads league in scoring 29.6PPG

/Thread


Durant actually leads the league in scoring. Kobe 29.2, Durant 29.5


/thread?

Actually when I posted that, Kobe was still leading the league in scoring...
Are you gonna quote me again in a couple days saying that actually Carmelo leads the league in scoring?

Don't worry! for him Durant is Gesus :D
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Post#39 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:01 pm by bwgood77

It's close. Westbrook probably deserves it more.
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Post#40 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:11 pm by Dr Pepper

Depends on the reserves, the Spurs need some rep and Tony Parker seems to be having another career best year as an overall player although Duncan's resurgence needs credit too
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Post#41 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:18 pm by Jase

I realize that they're really, really awful right now, but the dump-taking on the Lakers is a bit extreme. This thread....it's ridiculous.
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Post#42 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 pm by izZo

kobe808lak wrote:Replace Kobe with Dwight and your thread makes sense.
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Post#43 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm by JoseRizal

Yes. But hopefully, no NBA Defensive 1st team citation this season...
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Post#44 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:59 pm by inquisitive

JordansBulls wrote:The Rockets lost 7 in a row and Harden hasn't been playing that well lately either. But I would start Harden simply because the game is in Houston.


it's ok ...they might give him the mvp for the game anyway. :wink:
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Post#45 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:13 pm by thewhat

Is the sky blue?
I heard mofos saying they made Kobe/ Made Kobe say, "Ok so, make another Kobe"
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Post#46 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:21 pm by Bskey

Starters are who the fans want to see...so yeah.
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Post#47 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:49 pm by Basileus777

Two teams under .500 have two starters each in the all-star game. I guess the non-winning team stigma only applies to smaller markets.
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Post#48 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:44 am by Illmatic21

Basileus777 wrote:Two teams under .500 have two starters each in the all-star game. I guess the non-winning team stigma only applies to smaller markets.

Being a future HOFer gives you a bit of a boost.
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Post#49 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:34 am by EscapoTHB

Moreso than Dwight does.

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Post#50 Re: Does Kobe really deserve to start in the
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 am by BubbaTee

Miasma wrote:
C.Delfino wrote:
SUN wrote:I think those stats are a little empty.


When was the last time a guy averaging almost 30 ppg was left out of the ASG?


World B. Free missed it with 28.8ppg in 78-79. Tiny Archibald with 28.0 in 71-72. Purvis Short with 28.0 and Dominique with 27.4 were left off in 84-85. The most recent omission was probably Carmelo in 05-06 at 26.5. Doesn't happen too often.


Arenas was averaging 28ppg the year Melo got snubbed. Arenas was initially snubbed too, he only got in as an injury replacement.


As far as the empty stats thing goes, it does sort of remind me of the year Stackhouse averaged 30 ppg in Detroit for a 50-loss Pistons team. He made the ASG that year.

Basileus777 wrote:Two teams under .500 have two starters each in the all-star game. I guess the non-winning team stigma only applies to smaller markets.


Fans have never cared about team record, it's the coaches who care about that stuff.
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