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NBA All-Star Friday Night - Team Chuck vs. Team Shaq

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by BEAT LA, Feb 15, 2013.

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Which team will win the Rising Stars Game?

  1. Team Chuck

    32 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. Team Shaq

    41 vote(s)
    56.2%
  1. BEAT LA

    BEAT LA Member

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    #teamShaq
    Damian Lillard
    Kyrie Irving
    Andrew Nicholson
    Klay Thompson
    Harrison Barnes
    Chandler Parsons
    Dion Waiters
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    Tyler Zeller
    Kemba Walker
    *Andre Drummond

    #teamChuck
    Anthony Davis
    Kenneth Faried
    Kawhi Leonard
    Bradley Beal
    Ricky Rubio
    Tristan Thompson
    Nikola Vucevic
    Brandon Knight
    Isaiah Thomas
    Alexey Shved

    *Andre Drummond out due to injury.

    Will Shaq start Parsons at PF? I hope Parsons plays well, but I don't think he will take the game seriously, especially if Shaq plays him at PF.

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  2. DreamShook

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    if Chuck's team wins it will go down as one of the biggest upsets in sport history.
     
  3. rocketsfeeva

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    Lol forreal, that team is turrible.
     
  4. arno_ed

    arno_ed Contributing Member

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    I hate this setup. When it was rookies vs 2nd year players there was atleast some sense of pride with the players (2nd years didn'want to loose to the rookies and the other way around. Now it is just 2 random teams playing each other, it will be just as boring as the all star game with absolutly no defense.
     
  5. Shaud

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    Yup should have kept it rookies vs. sophomores.

    I'd rather see them do this draft thing with the actual all-stars than I would the rookie/soph game.
     
  6. rocketier1

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    Chucks team has the best bigs especially with Drummond out but Team Shaq has the best/flashiest wing players. It'll be an interesting game imo
     
  7. Yung-T

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    Think Chuck's team is more well-rounded, don't know why people say Shaq will crush him. Chuck wins.
     
  8. what

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    These are my thoughts as well.

    Chuck's team will control the points in the paint and Sheved and Rubio will make smart passes to get everybody involved.

    Kyrie and Lilliard will be competing with each other to be the star on their squad, so they won't be playing smart basketball.
     
  9. el gnomo

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    Just like Blake Griffin last year, I doubt Kyrie plays more than a few spot minutes in this game. I'm guessing it's due to pulling double duty with the actual ASG combined with the notion that this game is kinda 'below' him since he's an all-star and this game is more for the other guys to shine.

    As far as this game, that Drummond injury hurts... it's obviously gonna be a 3-point chuck-fest, but somebody has to grab all those boards lol
     
  10. htownrox1

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    My friend won 2 tickets last night, so ill be going! Should be fun. :cool:
     
  11. Scarface281

    Scarface281 Contributing Member

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    This is the best idea.
     
  12. J Sizzle

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    Nobody on Shaq's team will be able to get a rebound over Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried.

    However...there's also nobody on Chuck's team that has a chance at stopping Irving or Lillard.


    Shaq over Chuck 140-128
     
  13. dachuda86

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    No poll? Hey Clutch or mods, can you throw a poll on this one? Would love to see what people think.
     
  14. dachuda86

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    And for the record... Chuck is going to beat Shaq in this one off smarts... He chose smart players who will know how to share and run.
     
  15. BooHoo

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    Thank God the game's at 8pm central. I don't have to wakeup early to catch this.

    I hate being in a different timezone, ugh.
     
  16. DreamShook

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    Budenholzer is the coach of team Chuck!? uh oh. This won't be a cake walk for Chandler and company.
     
  17. durvasa

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    Is the TNT vs ESPN two-on-two game still happening?
     
  18. Ultramagnus

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    With Drummond out, Shaq's team is sorely lacking bigmen.

    With rebounding monsters Farried, Vucevic and Davis, team Chuck will surely dominate the glass.

    I'd have to go with team Chuck now, more balanced, better defense, rebounding, opposing team does not have the size to match up. It's not as if they are lacking wing players as well.

    The Drummond loss was a big blow.
     
  19. Outlier

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    MVP of tonight will be Irving.
     
  20. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

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    I see Team Chuck winning this.

    Down low it's Nicholson and Zeller v Faried and Vucevic. That shouldn't even be close. And Faried and Vucevic will have The Brow and Tristan Thompson backing them up. Shaq's team has nothing but wing players outside of Zeller and Nicholson.

    Only way I see Team Shaq winning is if it becomes a run-n-gun shoot out (which, admittedly, could happen) or if Kyrie, the best player out there, goes off for 40+.

    But I still think Team Chuck controls the boards and they win.
     

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