Who Should Be an All-Star Starter, Blake Griffin or Tim Duncan?

January 15th, 2013 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
The starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game will be announced January 17th, and it seems that the final frontcourt spot in the Western Conference is going to come down to Blake Griffin and Tim Duncan.

Both players have had very good seasons, and both are forwards for top-three squads in the NBA, but the way it's looking, only one of them will be grabbing a starting spot.

Vote totals were last announced on January 3rd, and it showed Griffin with a substantial, yet potentially surmountable lead. Griffin's vote total was approaching 600,000, while Tim Duncan was about 240,000 votes behind him.

If we were to take the players that "should" be starting, it would be Kevin Durant (who is second behind Kobe Bryant in Western Conference voting), Duncan and Griffin. Dwight Howard isn't having the year that either of the other two are having.

So who is having the better season? Well, that's going to take a few questions before we can really nail down an answer.

As far as being a certifiable All-Star goes, there are a lot of qualifications a player must meet. Obviously it helps if he's on a good team, but the impact he makes on ...

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