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Damian Lillard aims to become first rookie guard since Michael Jordan to make NBA All-Star team

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by mr. 13 in 33, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. mr. 13 in 33

    mr. 13 in 33 Member

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    Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose didn't make the NBA All-Star Game as rookies. Kyrie Irving made a valiant effort last season, but also didn't get picked.
    No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago.Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers' rookie point guard, would like to end that streak. He's made a growing case for himself this season, most recently with a 37-point performance against the Golden State Warriors.
    "That says everything when Michael Jordan was the last guard to do it," said Lillard, who was born in 1990.
    Lillard has already established himself as the likely choice for Rookie of the Year based on his work in the first half of the season. He's averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds. He has been named the Western Conference's Rookie of the Month for November and December and has eight games of at least 20 points and seven assists. He's also helped the Blazers, who finished 28-38 last season, to a winning record. http://t.co/tqrPndY8
     
  2. T FOR 3!!!

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    Umm... didn't Blake Griffin JUST do this...
     
  3. T FOR 3!!!

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    OHHH.... Guard... yah I can definitely see why that'd be tougher...
     
  4. pnr

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    No way he makes it over Harden and Curry
     
  5. Jontro

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    Jeremy Lin will become the first rookie guard to make it after Jordan.
     
  6. JOHNNYN

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    Oh I didnt Know Blake Griffin is a guard.
     
  7. daywalker02

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    sad that he is technically a sophomore
    and he is third behind Kobe and Paul
     
  8. blunto

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    So, 29 games for GSW he was red-shirting, or what?
     
  9. RiceRockets

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    He's a decent rookie but it won't happen. Numbers are too low and votes aren't there.
     
  10. rolyat93

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    Won't happen.
     
  11. daywalker02

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    so he is a junior?
     
  12. zainahsan93

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    Yeah not happening

    He's got these players ahead of him:
    Kobe
    CP3
    Harden
    Westbrook
    Tony Parker
    Stephen Curry
     
  13. TheRealist137

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    Yao Ming did this and he is a guard
     
  14. rockettes

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    done that already....

    in nba 2k13
     
  15. Jet036

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    Wouldn't Lillard be the second after Parsons??
     
  16. RKREBORN

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    Honestly, Francis had better numbers. Any of the late 90's early 2000's rookie guards did (Iverson, Francis, Marbury, etc.)
     
  17. King1

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    LOF's think he is better then Lillard.
     
  18. tehG l i d e

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    Won't happen. He won't even be an all-star.
     
  19. tehG l i d e

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    what?? the only team Parsons made was All-Rookie 2nd Teamm.
     
  20. Nook

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    Bleh he is Damon Stoudamire
     

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