NBA’s One and Done: 10 Peculiar One-Time NBA All-Stars of the ’90-’00s

February 4th, 2011 by William Johnson Leave a reply »
The All-Star Game is pretty pointless. The idea of an All-Star however (the selection, the prestige, the debate, the snubs, the respect, the spectacle, the showmanship, etc) is another thing all together. Once given the title 'All-Star', a player's resume is padded for life. It can boost a conversation on a player's current worth ('hey, you say, 'he was a three time All-Star') as it can also raise the profile once a career is finished.

It can also hurt, from a historical perspective, in two ways. One) 'they made that bum an All-Star?' some will say and Two)he never got selected to the All-Star Game? He must not be that good' say others. The All-Star selection is an enigma: meaning so much (or so little) to so many. The game itself means nothing, but the title means, it appears, everything (for good or bad).

But, in general, the term All-Star will end up applying to someone who is just that. But every now and then someone slips through the cracks. A player, not known to ever be All-Star worthy, will be in the game. And the opposite happens as well: a player who SHOULD be selected every year finally gets that one nod, never to return again.

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