2011 NBA All-Star Game Snubs: Kevin Love and Monta Ellis Miss the Cut

February 3rd, 2011 by Canbek Alakay Leave a reply »
Despite submitting stellar performance after stellar performance, small market stars Kevin Love and Monta Ellis can't seem to catch a break. Meanwhile, the likes of multiple-time All-Stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are selected while producing average outings.

Kevin Love put up the first 30-point, 30-rebound game since Moses Malone did it in 1982. Let's not forget he's also averaging 21 points per game, third in the West among power forwards and on par with another notable All-Star snub, LaMarcus Aldridge.

Aldridge has had a surge in performance after All-Star Brandon Roy's knee problems allowed Aldridge more touches. Aldridge dropped 40 points on Duncan's Spurs this past Tuesday, but a career night was not enough to sway voters.

Monta Ellis has been scoring for fun lately, averaging 25 points a night while dishing out six assists. His 25.1 points per game average ranks sixth in the league and third in the Western Conference.

Despite doing all they can for their teams, these players are looked down upon because of their teams' collective performance.

Statistics don't matter when it comes to winning championships. H ...

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