It’s Amazing the NBA’s Top Scoring Center Is Not on All-Star Ballots

November 24th, 2009 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »

Egregious is defined as “conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.”  Chris Kaman not on the All-Star ballot is an egregious flaw.

I understand that Kaman could play the part of the Geico caveman without first going through makeup, but I thought balloting was based on numbers, not incredible good looks.

Sure he is was coming off a 12-and-8 season last year, but compare that to the 2008-2009 season numbers of some who are on the ballot.

Andris Biedrins, Warriors—12 and 11
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies—12 and 7
Spencer Hawes, Kings—11 and 7
Greg Oden, Blazers—9 and 7

The NBA opted instead to put Marcus Camby on the ballot representing the Clippers.  Camby averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds last year.

All-Star ballots are, of course, a very un-scientific process.  This year’s ballots were released on Nov. 11.  The season began Oct. 27.  It’s ridiculous to expect the NBA to get an accurate feel for who truly belongs o ...

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