The Coaches and the Fans Messed Up

As some of you know there was a big mistake in the NBA all-star voting, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo got left off the roster. Allen as of 1-31 is averaging 17.9 points per game, with 3.4 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Rondo is averaging 11.1 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 8.1 assist per game. I can sorta understand Rondo being left off. I mean this year was his breakout year, he is still young so he could be elected to more, he is not that good of a shooter, and he is only 6’1 which is tall just not for a basketball player. Allen though is one of the best three point shooters ever if not the best. Allen though is sometimes the forgotten piece of the fabulous four, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Allen, and Rondo, because Garnett and Pierce made it in and get all of the awards. Rashard Lewis and Jamer Nelson, both play for the Orlando Magic, got in. Before I thought Allen and Rondo should have gotten in but I just looked at their stats and I think that Lewis some what deserved it while Nelson still shouldn’t have gotten in. What happens is the fans vote for who should be the starters then the coaches chose seven players to be their reserves. The coach this year for the East (the Celtic’s and Magic’s league) is Cleveland Cavilers coach Mike Brown. The Cavilers are rivals with the Celtics so he could have picked only Paul Pierce as a reserve to see Allen and Rondo get left off. That is unlikely because the only player going to the all-star game from the Cavilers is LeBron James, who was voted in as a starter. The West head coach coaches the Celtic’s arch rival the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson. You might now him as that old guy that screams a lot. Well even though Allen and Rondo won’t be there Allen should be in the three point shout-out and Garnett is starting while Pierce is a reserve.

                                  Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce Picture
Photo Credits
                                                                                                                        Rajon Rondo


  1. americansoldier

    bigpapi72 – Good writing, Red Sox fan, and for a young man, too. I’m a Reds fan going back to Big Red Machine days (1970s), especially during the time I was 10-15 years old.

    I had just turned 12 years old when the Red Machine beat Yaz, Fisk, Tiant, and the rest of your Red Sox back in the 1975 World Series. Well, after your team’s long, dry spell without a World Championship, they’ve made up for lost time in the past few years – Congrats on that!

    The Reds have been pretty sorry since 2001, but I”m 45 now, with a wife and two teenage sons. Time puts the proper perspective on other things, such as the Reds and MLB. Don’t get me wrong…I still love catching games when I can. Still, it’s just not the same for me as it was when growing up; unless you do make it as a player, my guess is that it won’t be the same for you, either. Savor these years now.

    I grew up in the days of Rose, Bench, Aaron, Mays, Schmidt, Jackson, Seaver, Carlton, Perez, Morgan, Niekro, and so many more great players. Enjoy your time, and your generation of big league stars.

    God bless you and yours.

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