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Why I think Aldridge should be an all star and Love not

I think Aldridge deserves it because of the impact he has on the team. Kevin Love is having a historical season but lets face it, does a guy that plays for the worst team in the league get rewarded to play in the all star game? Does he have the same impact as Aldridge to his team? If you place Love on the Blazers, do you see them being 25-20? Do you see the Wolves being 10-33 with Aldridge?


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I would say that their

I would say that their records would probably be about the same. It's undeniable that both are very talented players, but they are just ONE player on a team of 12. Minnisota isn't bad because of Love, they are bad because they have Darko and Ridnour starting. They are bad because Rambis can't coach, and they play terrible defense. They are bad because they are young, inexperienced team.

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Hmm... Let's see... Love's

Hmm... Let's see...

Love's star is Beasley... Aldridge has/had the 3rd best SG in the L. Brandon Roy

Love's defensive presence at center was Milicic.. Aldridge had Marcus Camby.

Love's PG is Ridnour.. Aldridge has Andre Miller.

Love's other swingman is Brewer.. Aldridge has Nicolas Batum.

Love's bench includes Webster, Johnson, Flynn, Koufos, Tolliver.

Aldridge's bench includes Pryzbilla, Rudy Fernandez, Wesley Matthews.

Kurt Rambis is 49-113

Nate McMillan has over 400 wins.

Hmm... yeah, your argument makes sense.. The teams seem even.

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I can see the 'their team

I can see the 'their team isn't winning' arguement for MVP, but not for an allstar selection. All stars are the best players, not the best players of the good teams. If that were true the all star game would be made up exclusively of players from the Spurs, Lakers, Heat, and Celtics.

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Darko is not the problem for

Darko is not the problem for Minny he has actually turned into one of the best true defending starting centers in the league. Darko is one of the league leaders in blocks, is a nice facillitator and can score 20 on any given night.

Rambis can't coach plain and simple he needs to go. And the Wolves have no identity and are all young and new.

The Blazers are team with a great coach, heady veterans, and perfect role players with a tactical identity as a team spearheaded by Andre Miller who has WON EVERYWHERE he has been. Miller is really underrated because he don't put up the numbers but is one of the best game managers in this league.

And if you replace Love with Aldridge you either get the same record or a better one. I really like Aldridge and do think he is having an All Star type year but it's unfortunate he plays in the West and has too many forwards to surpass. Now if he were to bulk up and play Center exclusively like he has the size and skill to do then I think you are looking at your starting Center for the West.

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arent like half of those guys injured... nice argument

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So according to you Kevin

So according to you Kevin Garnett should never have been an all star when his team was losing? The all star game is about the best players, it is not about there teams, it is about the PLAYER. So David Lee shouldnt have been an all star? Danny Granger? According to you this year Blake Griffin is not an all star... You need a better reason than record

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Darko is part of the problem in Minny

It's not his defense. It's the turnovers. Beasley, Darko, Flynn and Webster all turn the ball over way too much. Brewer can't shoot and Johnson is a rookie. It's unlikely, but I think the idea in Minny is to use the season to rediscover Darko's offensive game. If he becomes a legit offensive threat it'd pay dividends in the long run. Problem is that right now he's a TO machine that occasionally goes off for 20. Love is the reason this team is even in games most nights. Truth is that IMO Griffin, Love, and LMA all should be all-stars with Gasol as a Center and Duncan out of the mix, but I don't expect it to happen. The young guys are really starting to come into their own, but it takes more balls than I expect to see to admit that some of the perennial all-stars should be bumped.

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Tongue out....

"Hmm... Let's see...

Love's star is Beasley... Aldridge has/had the 3rd best SG in the L. Brandon Roy

Love's defensive presence at center was Milicic.. Aldridge had Marcus Camby.

Love's PG is Ridnour.. Aldridge has Andre Miller.

Love's other swingman is Brewer.. Aldridge has Nicolas Batum.

Love's bench includes Webster, Johnson, Flynn, Koufos, Tolliver.

Aldridge's bench includes Pryzbilla, Rudy Fernandez, Wesley Matthews.

Kurt Rambis is 49-113

Nate McMillan has over 400 wins.

Hmm... yeah, your argument makes sense.. The teams seem even."

First, your argument on Brandon Roy is out of control. Seeing as you more than likely do not know the scenario by stating this argument, Brandon Roy played 23 games this year, of the 45 overall games the Blazers played. The first 7 of these games, he was maybe a slightly lesser semblance of his former self. From than on, he became at best an average player, and attempts to make him any more than that would greatly hinder a team as opposed to help them. He sat out for a while, and when he came back, the team if anything was worse off because he was obviously not his former self and did not have the lateral movement or ability to play at his former level. So, to use the "He was the 3rd best SG in the league" argument, might have worked last year, but this year, he fell from grace. Roy averaged 16.6 ppg, 3.3 apg and 3 rpg before he finally decided enough was enough. All of this on .399 shooting from the field, which was getting worse and worse game by game. To compare, he was at 21.5 ppg, 4.7 apg and 4.4 rpg the season before on .473 from the field. So, using Brandon Roy as an excuse as to why LaMarcus's team is better than Love's this year, is just not a valid argument.

Also, Marcus Camby is out for the season with an injury, obtained in a game he played 8 minutes against Minnesota and the Blazers still won. Their record without Marcus Camby this year is 5-1, and they won 3 in a row since he went down against Minny. Now, I think Marcus is a great defensive presence and a strong rebounder, but LaMarcus has stepped his game up. The guy put on weight, and he actually gets to play down low now. What I mean by this, is a friend told me the Blazers used to have LaMarcus outside as a way to free up Brandon Roy's isolation play. Not to mention, everytime Aldridge set a pick, Roy would not take it. Must have been slightly irritating, about as irritating as watching a 6-11 player with Stretch Armstrongs wing span take a ridiculous amount of 18 foot jumpers, even if he has a nice stroke. Now that LaMarcus is the centerpiece of the offense, he has stepped up to the plate and killed people in the low post. It is great to see and it is keeping the team competitive.

Yes, Andre Miller is better than Luke Ridnour. Sure, Nicolas Batum is better than Corey Brewer (though if you watch the Blazers, you will know our second best player to this point has been Wesley Matthews). But, didn't Minnesota think Johnny Flynn was an All-Star caliber player? I am guessing some people still would take Flynn over Miller, though not in the season thus far where he is coming back from injury. But, we will say, the Blazers have a better team. But, does Minnesota having a worse supporting cast, with Kevin Love's monumental numbers mean that he is the better player than LaMarcus Aldridge? Well, they have played each other three times this year, and yes, Kevin has crushed those boards. However, LaMarcus has genuinely, killed him. In those 3 games, Aldridge is at 33.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg (5.3 offensive) and 2.3 bpg on 62% shooting from the field. Sounds like Shaq in the NBA Finals when he was playing on the Lakers, does it not? Kevin put up lofty totals as well, he averaged 17.7 boards per game in the meeting, though I am guessing not many of those were off of shots LaMarcus was making over him at will. Not to mention, LaMarcus, albeit with his injury riddled yet still better team, lead the Blazers to victory in all 3.

Yes, these are just 3 games over the year, but in the individual match-up between these two players, length wins. Kevin is a great player, and I am very happy he is doing well in the NBA and think very highly of him as a basketball player. But regardless of any of these things, LaMarcus Aldridge is the better player of the two at this current juncture of their careers. Actually, since Brandon Roy has gone down, that is when Aldridge really started to go on a tear. In LaMarcus's last 20 games (Brandon Roy played the first of these games against Dallas, when Roy had 4 points and LA had 35. The other 19 strictly without Roy.), he has been averaging about 27 ppg and over 10 rpg. Their record in this time is 13-7 (They lost the game Roy played, so 13-6 without Brandon Roy). Now, the original poster never said anything about the teams of LA and Love being equal, and Kurt is certainly not Nate. But, I like both of these players equally, I watched Kevin Love play in the state tourney every year he was in HS. When he was at UCLA, I predicted he would be Pac-10 Player of the Year as a freshman and that UCLA would win the NCAA championship (Lost to Memphis in the Final 4). He is a double/double machine, amazing passer and has a great basketball IQ. But, he is not a better player than LaMarcus Aldridge, at least not right now. Just wanted to give some more information on this debate.

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^^^^^^

"But, didn't Minnesota think Johnny Flynn was an All-Star caliber player? I am guessing some people still would take Flynn over Miller, though not in the season thus far where he is coming back from injury."

It doesnt matter if he doesnt get the minutes, he's getting 16 minutes a game

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It is not all about record, clearly their are extenuating circumstances. But, now that you mention it, I was not a huge proponent for David Lee being an All-Star. He was the best player on a really bad team and I felt his numbers were inflated. Sure, you never saw him play in any other system, and he was putting up numbers that passed the All-Star eye test with flying colors, but is he a better player than Josh Smith? The argument there would be that Atlanta should not have had 3 All-Stars as compared to what kind of team they are, but I think they had 3 out of the top players in the Eastern Conference, albeit mainly near the bottom of that 12 as opposed to the top. Granger played great, deserved his spot, though they were fighting for a play-off spot. KG, well, it helped that he had established himself as a top flight PF in the league, and he only made the ASG in 2 seasons where his team was under .500 and missed the play-offs. Not to mention, think it was highly likely that he was voted in, but regardless, Kevin Garnett is a player who few other PF's will ever be, which is why I think that argument is not incredibly strong. Record is not the end all be all, but when you compare two players, but it definitely helps a persons case if they are playing well for a good team as opposed to playing well for a bad one.

My example would be Al Jefferson in Minnesota. Al Jeff was putting up statistics that were similar too or higher than KG's in Minnesota. Minnesota was a worse team. This was pretty much the same team KG was on, plug in Jefferson for Garnett, they were even worse than before. That is because, despite Al Jefferson putting up Garnett like numbers, he is not on the same level as KG. Think about that next time you claim someone who is putting up big numbers is an All-Star over someone putting up lesser numbers on a better team. Just food for thought. By the way, Al Jefferson has yet to make an All-Star team.

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Darko can't score 20 on any

Darko can't score 20 on any given night..lol....i hope that was a joke. Anyway If it goes by team record then Lamarcus should make it easily over Love or even blake for that matter but if we are going by individual then Love has to to make it. I'm starting to think Blake will make it since its in L.A(and i already got my tickets just liek i do every year)

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The funniest argument on here

The funniest argument on here had to be someone actually using Brandon Roy as a reason why Aldridge's team is so much better. Does Tongue23 have any sense of what Portland's injury situation is? Alrdridge has done EVERYTHING for Portland. kind of like Love for the t wolves. And one team is the 8 seed. The other has a top 3 pick.

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I ment to comment on that as

I ment to comment on that as well. Its been Lamarcus team this year and Wesly Matthews has been a very good side kick for Lamarcus

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Sorry I skipped over

Sorry I skipped over everyones arguements and points but since OldSkoolBasketball thinks that Love should not be an allstar pretty much because he is on the worst team in the NBA is totally uncalled for. Dwyane Wade made the All-Star team in the 2007-08 season and his team ended the year with 15 wins. So then he should not have been on the All-Star team according to "OSB" Also then if this is his arguement that because your on a bad team you shouldn't be rewarded let's apply it to everything. Tyreke would not have been rookie of the year last year because he was putting up big numbers on a bad team. Also Chris Kamen wouldn't have been an All-Star last year then if this "un-written" rule would have to apply to be in the All-Star game.

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so what should the all star teams look like to you

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“And if you replace Love with

“And if you replace Love with Aldridge you either get the same record or a better one. I really like Aldridge and do think he is having an All Star type year but it's unfortunate he plays in the West and has too many forwards to surpass. Now if he were to bulk up and play Center exclusively like he has the size and skill to do then I think you are looking at your starting Center for the West.”

You have zero, I repeat ZERO, evidence to back that statement up. Why is it that people don't think defense matters? You and so many people on this board have this odd belief that any coach would love to have Kevin Love and trot him out there regardless as to whether he does anything defensively despite evidence from just about every successful team that a good coach will bench anyone who doesn't commit to that end. I also find it funny that people are so wildly impressed by Love's numbers and talking about how great they are, and ignore that Zach Randolph is basically doing the same thing but is still a more efficient offensive player to boot. Z-Bo shouldn't be an All-Star either. Even though he has the ability to take over games and win games for Memphis, he also loses games with his defense. Love has lost 3 out of 4 games this year and every year of his career. He can't even lead his teams to the occasional win Randolph does.

LaMarcus Aldridge is a star who is carrying a crippled team to the playoffs in the West. He is a legitimate go-to guy in their offense and is incredibly important to why Portland is one of the best defensive teams in the league. What people are basically saying is that they’d rather see a team that fouls repeatedly, shoots poorly, and plays fast because of the numbers it creates than see a real star emerge from incredibly difficult set of situations. As others have pointed out, you want to give injured players credit for the success of a team on the floor. That is beyond ridiculous.

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I think some of you are

I think some of you are missing my point which is probably my fault since I didn't state it clearly. Kevin Love is definitely an all star type of player with his stats and stuff. Love is not a good defender and not athletic like Aldridge is. Adridge is putting similar numbers in points but less rebounds but his blocks and steals make up for it. And when I mean putting Love on the Blazers instead of Aldridge, I meant the current team right now. Meaning all the injuries they have. You think Love would have the same impact as Aldridge without Roy, Camby, Oden, etc?

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No one knows who would do

No one knows who would do what if they switched teams but not being a good defender isn't a solid arguement because the NBA has had Allstars and MVP's who were bad and in Nash case one of the worst defenders in the NBA

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Well, I have made a previous post about the subject, but I guess it went down to the boards dregs. Well, here is the link

http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/nbadraftnet-all-star-reserves

Feel free to voice your opinion as well, I was going to tally up the boards response and see who the consensus would choose. I personally stand by my choices, but I know people have different standards for All-Stars.

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Remind me, was Nash 116-48

Remind me, was Nash 116-48 his two MVP seasons, or 10-33 like Love?

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winner = Love

Kevin Love vs Aldridge in stats

Points - Push 21.4 - 21.3 (same thing)

Rebounds - Love 15.6 - 8.9

Double Doubles - Love 38 - 21

Free Throw % - Love 87.4 - 77.7

Feild Goal % - Aldridge - 48.7 - 46.6

3 point % - Love - 43.7 - 21.4

Blocks - Aldridge - 1.18 - .33

Steals - Aldridge - 1.04 - 0.6

Assists - Love - 2.5 - 2

Fouls - Love - 2.23 - 2.96

Turnovers - Aldridge - 2.3 - 2.1

Total:

Aldridge - 4

Love - 6

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so you have griffin making the all star team and his record is 17 and 26, your whole argument is record and his is a losing record too

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negatives

I see symbol just put stats up and compared and he gets negatived... that aint cool mane

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Wow

Why didn't I think of that? Well, that is a real debate ender. We will just leave out that LaMarcus barely shoots any three pointers or that he is leading a team plagued with injuries to a winning record. But, lets focus on the small victories, in that I was basically saying that the Johnny Flynn thing was not a big deal due to the fact he was hurt and did not play many minutes. Honestly, if that is how you judge All-Stars, than Kevin Love would make it over most people. Putting categories such as 3 point shooting % and double doubles into a battle of these players mean you are thinking of this from a strictly fantasy basketball point of view, in which yes, Kevin Love is the better player. This is one of the reasons I think fantasy basketball is a completely invalid gage for ranking players. Minus me immediately, just as quickly as you pat yourself on the back :)

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Point being you dont have to

Point being you dont have to be a good defender. no one said anything about record. key word was DEFENSE not team record

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"Minus me immediately, just

"Minus me immediately, just as quickly as you pat yourself on the back :)"

you must be a virgin bro

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Read my argument

If you do not read what I write, than there is no point in arguing with people. Just give my post a minus and move on. Man, I think I stated my case, it is too bad people do not choose to read it.

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Really Ralph? I always loved you on the Simpsons. Did you know Wiggum St is a place in Oregon? I could comment on your character, but not you as a person, since I do not know you. Well, apparently people who are not virgins make statements such as the one I just made. People with nothing to say apparently make statements like the one you just made.

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your entire reasoning is on

your entire reasoning is on team record which is retarded, because you contradict it by having Griffin in the all star game, Blazers hurt are better than the Twolves now and thats just cuz of other players, you cant deny a player because his team sucks, that isnt his fault. Oh and Aldridge cant shoot 3's yet Love can, thats what that stat points out

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I think when talking about

I think when talking about All-NBA and All-Defensive teams you really have to be strict on how many games a players team won and what kind of season and impact the player has on his team. I'm willing to cut a little more slack to the all-star team. The prestegous All-Star team where Yao Ming gets more votes than anyone, even if he is not playing. The All-Star team that fans voted Allen Iverson to start after missing half the season due to a hissy fit and then joining a terrible 76ers team and putting up 14 points a night. The All-Star team that is a glorified fast break drill.

I believe players on winning teams should be rewarded with All-Star births, if the players impact on their team and stats are close, yeah edge goes to the guy on the winning team, but when you've got a guy like Blake Griffin dropping 23 and 12 on a losing( but currently hot ) Clippers team or Love dropping 21 and 15 for a terrible team I think they should be in a more serious consideration for the All-Star team than players for losing teams generally are.

Lets face it, some chubby10 year old who hasn't watched a game all year filling out 15 ballots at the local McDonalds, or 1 Billion voters in China are deciding who is starting the game. Give the fans what they want to see, and let the players be rewarded with the real hardware at the end of the season. If the fans want to see Blake Griffin jump over people and Kevin Love pull down 20 rebounds in the no defense all-star game, let em...It's a fun weekend that isn't nearly as prestegous as it used to be. I don't buy the winning team only mentality as the end all as far as the all-star games go. It should play a part, but I'm not buying the all-star game for any more than it is....A weekend off for the players to party/ and or spend time with their families and for the fans to watch some fun contests and games with their favorite players.

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o hey check out the Player

o hey check out the Player Efficency ratings

http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Efficiency.jsp

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your uncle touching you in the closet and telling you not to say anything doesnt count

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Ralph

I am sure your parents wish they were virgins when they see the stuff you are writing about people you do not know on the internet. Also, if you are commenting on someone being a virgin, odds are you must not have popped that cherry.

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My argument.....

It is not all based on record, it is not all based on statistics. It is based on who the all-around best players are. In my opinion, these 5 players are better players than Kevin Love: Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin. Love's numbers are incredibly impressive, I think he is a great player. But these guys are better players, who also happen to be on better teams than Kevin Love. I would rather have each one of those players on my team over Kevin, as they to me are better all-around basketball players. I do not know why we need to get so damn defensive over it, as I was asking for you to state your All-Star reserves.

Found your list of comparisons between Love and Aldridge to not be a great way of comparing players, as it is entirely based on fantasy statistics. I guess you are totally discrediting what I wrote earlier about Aldridge and Griffin's matching up against Love and getting the better of him. Seriously, I have no animosity, just wish you would maybe have more of an open mind rather than short hostile responses.

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It is stats based on what

It is stats based on what espn has. How do you judge who is an all around better player, i would like to see how you judge this

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It is my opinion

Not yours, not ESPN's. I watch basketball and see these two play and I say one is better than the other. The statistics you gave on NBA.com are I guess not pace adjusted, but yes, Love has a higher PER. But, LaMarcus kills him individually, plays much better defense and is leading his injury plagued team to a solid record. It sucks that Kevin Love's team is not better, but odds are if they were, he is not averaging 21 and 16. When two players are averaging the same amount of points, than I find it hard to see how 3 point % plays a difference. Also think double doubles are rewarding a certain category twice, the guy is already averaging more rebounds, we get it. I would rather have LaMarcus Aldridge on my team, he is a better defender, he is incredibly lengthy and he can run like a deer. Believe me, Kevin Love has not enjoyed playing this guy. It sucks that Kevin is not as tall or long or athletic as Aldridge, but he is still a great player. I just find Aldridge to be better.

Blake Griffin, while not putting up the double/double numbers or PER or being on a winning team, is also better than Kevin in my opinion. The guy is an athletic marvel, and has come into his own brilliantly. He is way quicker and more athletic than Kevin, and has used it to his advantage. The past couple months for Griffin and Aldridge have been amazing. It is a subjective way of looking at things, but I believe that they have not found a statistic that completely says one player is better than the other. I base things on what I see and what I have saw, hence my decisions. If you look at the survey I was conducting, you will see that I am not alone, and neither are you. I find double-doubles and 3 point percentage to not really apply, as LaMarcus does not really shoot 3 pointers. Kevin Love is a better three point shooter, but LaMarcus is a better scorer. Love is a better rebounding, but Aldridge is a MUCH better defender. Statistics are a good indication of certain things, but do they determine wins? Do they determine that Kevin Love is an all-around better player than LaMarcus Aldridge? The way you analyzed it, Kevin Love's stats would be better than almost anyone in the NBA. But his team is not winning, which kind of leads you to say, what is missing? Well, that is my basis.

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All 3 of these guys deserve to be an all-star (love, aldridge and griffen). I feel that Aldridge and Blake should make it over Love, though. Aldridge has been outplaying every big man for the last 15-20 games and Blake's team has shown trenmendous improvment. Not to take anything away from Love. He is an animal. But, his team is absolutely terrible and he is one of the worst defenders in the league. From an indivial stats stand point, he deserves to make it, but so do Griffen and Aldridge. Their teams are enjoying more success/have more of an impact on the team so that's why I chose those two over Love!

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I don't understnad this Love:

I don't understnad this

Love: 20-15 guy...the first to do it since Moses

Griffin: the best rookie big in a while

Aldridge: having a great stretch in 20-25 games?

How is L.A. a all star?

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LA is an All-Star

Because you do not read the arguments and post your own. Seriously, Quentin, the reason I think LA is an All-Star is because he is a better player than either of those two. Throwing out that Moses thing is good stuff, though the "best rookie big in a while" was not incredibly convincing unless you have seen him play. My opinion is, LaMarcus outplayed both of these players when he faced them, he is a better all-around player than both at this point and he has lead his team to a solid record. I know you love playing devil's advocate, but I think I put a lot into my argument, more so than bringing out the Moses Malone thing to a player who in this era is nowhere near the player Moses was.

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If thats the case then Duncan

If thats the case then Duncan shouldn't be on there because there are a couple PF better then he is right now. How do we determine who is better anyway though when it isn't clear cut?

By the way against Portland Love had

19pts 17reb

30pts 19reb

22pts 17reb

for a average of 24pts and 18reb both above his season average

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0-3 in those games. Hmm... I

0-3 in those games. Hmm... I wonder why that may be. Is it possible that the 33.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.0 steals, 62 percent shooting, 8 free throw attempts per, and hitting hitting 79 percent of them that LaMarcus Aldridge has had in those games had something to do with it? All you people that don't want to contextualize the way in which losses and statistics connect might have ask oneself how good All-Stars would be if all their games were against Minnesota.

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Did you see those games? Aldridge scored at will. I mean, Love's are slightly above his season averages, Aldridge scores 12 more ppg! Dude, if you say that Kanter killed Sullinger when they played, trust me when I say, Aldridge killed Love. Plus, find it funny you leave out the shooting percentages. His percentages were solid, better than his season average as well, but nothing like LaMarcus. Plus, the wins. So, he gives up 10 more points per game, can not defend the other guy, but his team is bad enough to make up for that? Please. Watch them play each other. His rebounding numbers are impressive, amazing, but what do they lead too? If they lead to him beating the Blazers, I am sure you would be more impressed as well. All I know is that no one has done a good job of keeping Love off of the boards. What they have done a good job of doing is scoring at a very efficient rate against him and beating his team. Tell me, switch places, and do you take Love over Aldridge? I do not.

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so basically they killed each

so basically they killed each other since Love got buckets and Lamarcus got buckets. We all know Love is a bad defender but why did Lamarcus let love drop buckets if he's such a good defender?

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When you outscore.....

A person by about 10 points, that is usually considered pretty decent. Kevin had one game where he outscored LaMarcus by 2, than in the other games, LaMarcus outscored him by 17 and 15 respectively. All while shooting a much higher percentage from the field. Do the math. Remember when you said Enes Kanter dominated Jared Sullinger? Well, LaMarcus in at least two games dominated Kevin Love. Lets also look at averages. Love averaged about 3 points and a couple boards over his average. LaMarcus 12 points. You can say they are equal, but than you would just be looking at statistics and not the actual games, where LaMarcus has always had high percentage shooting and has played better in general. Love had one "good" game by his standards in that time. When you are the only person on your team that gets boards, you will tend to get huge rebounding numbers. Dwight Howard is living proof. You still have not answered if you actually think Kevin Love is a better player than LaMarcus Aldridge, and by the sounds of things it looks highly doubtful you have seen LaMarcus play lately.

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