Kevin Love made the Allstar team. NOW BTPH and URBAN are outraged????
Both were very adament about him not making it because he played on one of the worst teams in the NBA. Well now he has made it so will the two of them boycott the NBA allstar game?..Write a angry letter? whats next for the dynamic duo!!!!!
I hope Dirk sits out so maybe Aldridge would get in.
So Monta, LA and Gay can get in
good for love, i felt he deserved it.
I'm interested to hear why people think Dirk is not going play? Has he said something?
But congrats to K Love, putting up numbers nobody has seen in this era, he deserves it!
Dirk said if he was selected to the all star game he would rather not play but that was a few weeks ago.
Dirk said last week,that he might sit out..To allow his injury to heal....
Idk, if Love didnt make it I wouldnt be upset. No affense but if he doesnt like sitting out the Allstar game just like Monta Ellis doesnt, and Jefferson doesnt, maybe he should earn it. Jefferson goes to Utah and now he isnt even Allstar consideration. I believe there were better choices available then Love but Sterns always one to sell the game, and the fans (people who buy the game) want to see Love in the big show. Thats why he is there. I could name 5 players more deserving an appearance, you arent an Allstar in my eyes unless your team wins.
Parker got absolutely bullshhhitted!
I have a question for everone who says a player on a losing team ..If he's a player averaging a triple double on a 9-40 team be allowed to play in the All Star Game? Averaging a triple is something that hasnt happen in decades...Kevin Love is doing something that havent been done in decades....
The All Star Game is for individual performers and the most popular players...Alot of people are complaining about the number of Celtics on the all star team....
I find it hard to believe that someone that averages a triple double would be on a losing team.
But I feel LaMarcus Aldridge deserved it more in my eyes. Love's numbers are amazing though, and he has been a consistent beast, incredible rebounder so heads up. Still, his team is about to lose to the Raptors, and Amir Johnson and Andrea Bargnani are looking like they are vying for All-Star spots. I truly do hope LA still makes it if Dirk sits it out. It would be nice, honestly, because LaMarcus having the Blazers at this spot right now is incredibly impressive. I remember Rudeboy saying something about it being McMillan's system, but I give all the credit in the world to LA. He is the anti-Brook Lopez and has completely changed his game and attitude, really hope he cracks the team. All I know is that George Karl said he voted for LA, I hope David Stern has him listed right after Love.
You can't keep the best rebounder in the NBA out the all star game.
I can't believe people are arguing against Love still. Stop trying to act like you are smarter than everyone and just admit that 21 and 15 are some insane numbers. Good call, for once, David Stern.
Is there anybody left that think the Wolves made a mistake trading OJ Mayo and bad contracts for Kevin Love and Mike Miller?
I might be the only poster that felt Love would be a star....Watching him play at UCLA ,he had that old school feel to his game..Great passing skills..And had a very high basketball IQ..But i didnt think he'd lead the league in rebounding and have over 30 consecutive double doubles..I figured he would average about 17 or 18 points/8 rebounds and 4 assists..
I still believe Mayo can also be an All Star 1 day..But not with Memphis..
You make it sound like a vendetta when it is simply not. The NBA has never had an All-Star who got the nod while being on a team that lost more than three out of four games for three straight years. That isn't a vendetta, it is a fact. It is a fact he is 47-143 for his career. It is a fact that the Timberwolves are 11-38. I have never denied the statistics, but only wanted to point out that when the numbers are coming on a team that loses to the great extent Minnestoa loses it means less. It means the opposition is putting up incredible numbers too. I get insulted by the intelligence level displayed by the national media and posters who somehow think the numbers are beyond contextualization. I'm sorry, Andrea Bargnani and Amir Johnson looked like Dirk and Kevin Garnett last night. That doesn't happen against an All-Star. An All-Star doesn't lose three out of four games for three straight years. An All-Star doesn't lose to a Nuggets team without Melo, Nene, and Martin. They don't lose to Charlotte without Wallace and Jax. The reason it is so hard to lose three out of four games for that many consecutive years is because those games are on the schedule. They don't allow Jeff Green to take an uncontested three-footer with seconds to go. They don't sit idly by when teams in the middle of road trips not wanting to deal with the garbage team in front of them turn it on in the fourth and win a game where they were down 15-20 points. The impact that an All-Star has on their team affects wins and losses. It impacts the overall team output. Look at what Minnesota was doing last year, and look at what they have done this year. The names have changed, the distribution of individual statistics have changed, but not the overall results. The problem is that you cannot dispute what it is I am saying, so you try to distort what it is that I have said by making it into a vendetta. It is not. I know what All-Stars look like. I am disappointed that David Stern overlooked more talented, meaningful, and hardworking players like LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, and Lamar Odom to reward a media darling who on his best day is a poor man's Zach Randolph. I said the same thing about putting in David Lee, and all that resulted was that the Warriors spent $80 million on a guy who did not make them better. Congrats. Kevin Love and Michael Beasley are up for an extensions after this year, and there is little doubt that a poorly run organization like Minnesota will do what bad organizations do and overpay them and continue losing until they fall into a franchise player in the lottery. At that point, maybe the people of Minnesota will actually realize what a star looks like, but with no pick in 2012 they are looking at several more years of pitiful basketball before that takes place.
Its now also a fact that Blake Griffin and Kevin Love are now AllStars on teams that are 11 or more games under .500. Blake cuz of good numbers and excitement and Love because , even though there have been teams in the past as bad or worst then his none have had a guys put up 20 &15 or 30,30 games in any of our lifetime.
I guess he's the Haley's comet of basketball and i for one are glad he made it. I think ill call this month not only black history month but Kevin Love month:)
Hmmm... no difference right? I cannot possibly see the difference in mental approach of a real All-Star who has busted his tail every year he has been in the league to not only elevate his individual game but also his team, and that of a guy who doesn't get it.
On stats both guys deserved it but not on results especially in K-Love's case. Hell if Dirk doesn't play then K-Love will probably clam to be the 2nd best white big man in the NBA behind Pau Gasol unless it is finally decided to classify Blake as more white than black.
The All-Star Game should be based on pure talent and stats. I honestly don't think its about the record of the team. If it was shouldn't Tony Parker be playing ? i think Timmy D and KG shouldn't have made it and there are other players that shud have got the nod before them
Quincey went after BTPH and got smacked down.
LOL...KLOVE is a Allstar like i said he should be...while he claimed how bad he is and how he would not make the allstar team...yep i got smacked down..lol..smack that down buddy..lol
I find it funny that you're all of the sudden a big K LOVE fan when you were the main one in the beginning shooting down any player on a losing team making it.
Indiana, it's Quincey... We all know he's the biggest bandwagon fan on this site.. Nobody even takes him seriously.. Lol
The problem is that people fail to correctly interpret those statistics. People see Monta Ellis 25ppg and think he is the 5th best scorer in the league, while if you look at the pace and minute adjusted stats he's only in the top 15.
You also said talent matters. Duncan and Garnett are still top 3 defenders of their position. They're the defensive anchors of the two top teams of their respective conference. So on that end they are already a way better than Love or someone like Zach Randolph.
Both also score the ball more efficiently.
People just look at the numbers and get blinded. But why are the players playing the game? To average 20-13? Or to win games. It is simple. If a player is a big part of a winning organisation he is doing a lot of things right.
If a player is big part of a losing organisation he is still doing a lot of things wrong.
Kevin Love is an All-Star, whether above LaMarcus Aldridge i don't know. But if he is just an average player, ask this, why hasn't anybody done what he's doing before in a long time?
We do. Before Monte Ellis was putting up fat stat lines on bad Warriors teams, Purvis Short was doing it. Andray Blatche was 22-8-4 last year. Tyreke Evans was walking with immortals on the rookie stat line he had last year. Jalen Rose and Michael Redd put up numbers on bad teams that made them very rich and no better than they were when they had solid numbers on respectable teams. It happens all the time, and always on really bad teams. Moses Malone got his fat stat line on a team that went on to win the title, Kevin Love is doing it on a team that is going to win the lottery. They are not equivalent.
I dont know whats funnier. The fact Quincey actually made this conversation, or that he dedicated his profile to Kevin Love. Congrats, Quincey, a fat white guy, who doesnt play defense, and could careless if his team starts winning makes the all star team. Again, show me one difference between him and Zbo other than Zbo's team is the 8th seed and Loves team blows dick. Rebounds arent everything in basketball. If they were, Minnesota would be good, except, oh yea, no one else on this team even attempts to crash the boards, hence why love has been so successful. If you wanna rag on Blake, fine, but Blake has been doing things weve never seen before. Call it an "excitement" reason for him making it, but its true none the less. Kevin Love wont even be seen in this game. He will probably play 10 minutes and get 4 rebounds and thats it. But have fun fantasizing over the T Wolves 60 wins they are gonna have in 3 years.
Thank you:)..What does that say about other players letting a fat white guy drop buckets on them and getting more rebounds than any of them could get..lol
As far as player son losing team. i was telling you tezo that i could see Millers point. If the criteria is you're team needs to win then he shouldn't be on there but if wins don't matter he should
And i recall saying he should be a Allstar weeks ago so lets not pretend this is new.
LOL bandwagon...lol..im the least likely to get on a bandwagon i might be one of the few who actually sticks to one team. All of a sudden I'm saying love should be a allstar huh. Check the archives for when i first started saying he should be a allstar
But Anyway the slow fat guy on a losing team is now a allstar don't it just burn ya up
You jump on bandwagons so much you should change your forum name to Wells Fargo.
You have more waffles than Eggo, and very rarely take a full on stand on anything.
This stopped being funny fairly immediately, and is not really getting to anyone .
The only thing that gets to people is your complete inability to take constructive criticism that might make people take you more seriously. Their is a reason everyone always questions your motives on posts. You get respect when you give it, and we would love to be your peers rather than people you gloat too.
You were right, Kevin Love is an All-Star. Just wish you could maybe give credit where it is due as well, rather than just post a bunch of immaturity saying how right you were. Does it feel better to credit yourself or have someone else say something acknowledging you?
Hope you finally open your eyes and listen. You seem really lonely dude, and it would be cooler to be cool with you rather than just say, "It's Quincey"
And for the record, i dont hate Kevin Love at all. I hope he ends up being a star, and i would love for him to to come to the Bulls someday. But right now, he is nowhere near what people are making him out to be.