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    Bro stfu, I don't know why we Chinese can't vote for the only guy in the NBA that represents the population of china, and besides....that's racist.
    Players should be voted as all-stars because of their performance on the court, and NOT because of the country he was born in.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Players should be voted as all-stars because of their performance on the court, and NOT because of the country he was born in.
    i agree with you in principle...

    unfortunately, that's now how it works anymore.

    apparently, the game is not the product anymore. the players are. the team concept has taken to being a quiet spectator of player's "brands"..

    it's not right.. but neither is players demanding more revenue from their bosses.

    the league has basically turned into the Jersey Shore. It's not about plot, structure, dialogue.. it's about the actors, and how many times per minute the situation can call himself "the situation"... it's about the drama... it's about idiots thinking they're more important than they actually are..

    the NBA is slowly putting an end to it being a sport, and quickly making it a grand reality tv show.

    miami will have three all-stars next year.... dallas, the team that beat them, will have one.

    why?

    because people who vote don't care about the game. they care about how many grenades the situation smushes, and if snooki is going to get arrested.

    the NBA all-star game = the NBA dudes with the best PR reps game
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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    If a crack whore comes up to you and offers to blow you for free, I'd say it's probably not a good idea. Signing Iverson to a rebuilding team is like getting a blow job from a crack whore.
    Let the veterans come then! No pun intended.

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    i agree with you in principle...

    unfortunately, that's now how it works anymore.

    apparently, the game is not the product anymore. the players are. the team concept has taken to being a quiet spectator of player's "brands"..

    it's not right.. but neither is players demanding more revenue from their bosses.

    the league has basically turned into the Jersey Shore. It's not about plot, structure, dialogue.. it's about the actors, and how many times per minute the situation can call himself "the situation"... it's about the drama... it's about idiots thinking they're more important than they actually are..

    the NBA is slowly putting an end to it being a sport, and quickly making it a grand reality tv show.

    miami will have three all-stars next year.... dallas, the team that beat them, will have one.

    why? people who vote don't care about the game. they care about how many grenades the situation smushes, and if snooki is going to get arrested.

    the NBA all-star game = the NBA dudes with the best PR reps game
    100% agree.

    kinda sad to hear when players mention winning rings as a personal glory when there were 13 other players who also won those championships with him. The game has taken a tumble from being a team sport to a showboating competition.

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    that depends...

    how many of her teeth have fallen out?
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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    100% agree.

    kinda sad to hear when players mention winning rings as a personal glory when there were 13 other players who also won those championships with him. The game has taken a tumble from being a team sport to a showboating competition.
    a championship strengthens brands. It's the sad state of society, to be honest.. people doing everything possible for their 15 minutes except for EARNING it... and we feed their unworthy delusionally entitled asses..

    the glory used to be earning a title... nowadays the glory is being physically gifted enough to be good enough to win a title, even though you haven't..

    think about this... i'll stay on miami, since i hate them... the person perceived as the best player on the team is actually only the second best player on the team... the person perceived as the 3rd best player on the team is actually the most clutch and dependable of them (and it pains me to admit that)

    but the person percieved as the best will lead in all-star votes. because he has the biggest marketing machine behind him.

    if im pat riley.... game seven of the finals, down by one, with seconds left.... i want the ball in giraffe-boy bosh's hands...

    HELL... i want it in joel anthony's hands before lebrons... at least anthony hasn't proven yet if he can handle 4th quarter finals pressure.... lebron HAS proven he cant handle it. multiple times.

    yet, his marketing machine is powerful.
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    "yet, his marketing machine is powerful."

    So powerful, that they have floated the idea that he is capable of reaching Warren Buffet like heights!!

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Players should be voted as all-stars because of their performance on the court, and NOT because of the country he was born in.
    I don't know what country your from, but everyone gets a swell of pride from their fellow countrymen, and everything is biased...so it doesn't really matter.

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    I want Iverson back just because everybody doesnt, hehehe

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    Quote er1csh3n wrote: View Post
    Bro stfu, I don't know why we Chinese can't vote for the only guy in the NBA that represents the population of china, and besides....that's racist.
    actually, nothing about my post is racist. so, don't call me racist.

    I actually never said Chinese I said China.

    You guys voted for a guy who played two games last season. I actually would have preffered if you voted for Yi Jianlin because at least he played the majority of a season last year.

    Actually, it is the nba's fault for not limiting the amount of votes a person can make. As a matter of fact it's their fault for putting the guy on the ballot.

    I wouldn't point out China if everybody didn't know you're the ones voting for him. if all of Turkey voted for A.I. and everybody else didn't, he wouldn't make it in.

    But, nobody votes for Yao except the 85 gazillion people in China and he makes it in... as a starter no less!

    It's ridiculous and the NBA won't do a damn thing about it because China has so many people it's probably the biggest basketball fan base.
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    if he can be the old iverson then i would welcom him

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    Quote er1csh3n wrote: View Post
    I don't know what country your from, but everyone gets a swell of pride from their fellow countrymen, and everything is biased...so it doesn't really matter.
    There's nothing wrong with national pride. But when the all-star game does NOT consist of the best players in the league, as a fan of this sport, I find it cringe-worthy. When Yao plays in the NBA, he represents Houston, not China.

    When Yao's suiting up for Team China, cheer and wave your flag as hard as you want. It's great what Yao has done for basketball from a global perspective.

    But when he's missing an entire season due to injury, there is no way he deserves even a single all-star vote.

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    Let the veterans come then! No pun intended.
    Ya, throwing a bunch of veterans on the team will make them more competitive. But it won't make them a contender (unless those veterans include Chris Paul and/or Dwight Howard) so no thanks.
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    Quote er1csh3n wrote: View Post
    I don't know what country your from, but everyone gets a swell of pride from their fellow countrymen, and everything is biased...so it doesn't really matter.
    I'm happy that Nash is a perennial All-Star, but he's there because he deserves it. I'd rather see the 24 best players in the NBA at the All-Star game than one Canadian who doesn't really deserve it. Yao made the All-Star team (most years) because he deserved it. Yi has never deserved even consideration for it, yet almost got voted in.

    When I vote, I vote for the ten players I think have played the best at their position. Sometimes that has included Nash. Other times it hasn't. And he's the only Canadian I've ever voted for.
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    i secretly vote for ONLY non-black players... hoping that EVERYBODY secretly did the same... so everyone in the league has a "what the hell happened there!?" feeling at the same time

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    if we didn't have barbosa i'd consider it, although at this point I doubt he has anything left in the tank to be worthwhile. Kinda like jordan with the wizards.

    With Barbosa on the roster it makes zero sense.
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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    i secretly vote for ONLY non-black players... hoping that EVERYBODY secretly did the same... so everyone in the league has a "what the hell happened there!?" feeling at the same time
    If you tell us it isn't a secret.
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    Quote ezz_bee wrote: View Post
    If you tell us it isn't a secret.
    AH MAN!! Jinxed my own secret plot for the all whitey all-star game!! dammit

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    There's nothing wrong with national pride. But when the all-star game does NOT consist of the best players in the league, as a fan of this sport, I find it cringe-worthy. When Yao plays in the NBA, he represents Houston, not China.

    When Yao's suiting up for Team China, cheer and wave your flag as hard as you want. It's great what Yao has done for basketball from a global perspective.

    But when he's missing an entire season due to injury, there is no way he deserves even a single all-star vote.
    While speaking of players getting voted into the all-star game who didn't deserve it, I always hated last 6 or so times when Shaq, the loud-mouth as**ole always-injured-should-have-retired-already dic*head, got voted in.
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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Ya, throwing a bunch of veterans on the team will make them more competitive. But it won't make them a contender (unless those veterans include Chris Paul and/or Dwight Howard) so no thanks.
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