1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Second All-Star returns

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Jake Tower

    Jake Tower Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    7,340
    Likes Received:
    7,640
    Let's vote in Hakeem and Clyde.
     
  2. WinkFan

    WinkFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2002
    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    96
    Remember when Magic Johnson started the All Star game after he had retired?
     
  3. roxxy

    roxxy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,120
    Likes Received:
    162
    Lin and Parsons have been playing fantastic basketball this season both are definitely deserving of being in the ASG.
     
  4. CarolNYC

    CarolNYC Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    100
    Wow. One can only hope that the vocal element of CF is extremely unrepresentative of the actual Houston Rockets fan base.....
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. HardenWay

    HardenWay Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    57
    Kobe having so many votes is very much like the year McGrady and Iverson were voted in.

    It is embarrassing to see Lin have more votes than Harden, Parker and Lillard.

    It will be great if Parsons can get into the top 10 for forwards.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. HardenWay

    HardenWay Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    57
    Oh ****...serious, Lin is playing well enough to be an All-Star? lol
     
  7. HardenWay

    HardenWay Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    57
    He had aids remember, his involvement in that game was bigger than the game itself.
     
  8. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    20,772
    Likes Received:
    16,544
    He's still relatively unknown outside Houston.

    Harden, Dwight and Lin all have factors as to why they're relevant in the voting process.

    Parsons is to Houston as Kawhi Leonard is to SA - both are super duper rising stars, but relative unknowns outside their respective cities.
     
  9. Xfinity

    Xfinity Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    3
    Why would it be embarassing for Lin to have more devoted fans than Harden? Being better does not necessary mean people will like you more, and that is what fans AS voting is.
     
  10. YaoMing#1

    YaoMing#1 Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,482
    Likes Received:
    4,937
    While I think Lin is playing at a very high level he's still not better than cp3, curry and lillard. I don't think the coaches will put more than 3 PGs. Harden will 100% be on the Allstar team, he's on every NBA commercial and is top 5 in scoring. I don't think any top 5 scorer has ever not made it. Howard will be starting and he deserves it he's the best big man in the world and is playing at a level on other player in the nba can play at. He's too big to string and too skilled.
     
  11. Gil

    Gil Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3,695
    Likes Received:
    47
    Lin would be an all star if he was still in NY. Why are people so annoyed about this?

    Unlike last year, he's actually playing well this time around anyway.
     
  12. Nubmonger

    Nubmonger Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    67
    The All-Star Game voting is a pure popularity contest. That's all it is. Trying to say who is "deserving" and who isn't is besides the point. If the NBA wanted "deserving" players go get spots, then they would set up the rules such that those players would go to the game. Instead, they've turned it into a popularity contest. Being an All-Star is, by definition, being popular. It has nothing to do with skill or ability or production or "deservedness" (whatever that quality may be in your mind).

    What some of you want isn't the All-Star Game. What you want is the "Best Players in the NBA" Game. Or the "Best Active Players in the NBA" Game. Or the "Players Who Contribute the Most Wins to Their Team While Playing At Least 40 Minutes" Game.

    Might as well call it the "This is Who I Think in My Head Should Be an All-Star and Your Opinions are Dumb" Game.

    I find it incredibly interesting how people interpret the voting of those who don't match their opinions. It's like some sort of basketball-based Rorschach test.
     
  13. Neped

    Neped Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    10
    Just needs to practice his jump shots.
     
  14. Neped

    Neped Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    10
    All those pgs play more minutes than Lin. One of the reasons his stats suffer. He plays most nights only 27 minutes. Whereas Curry, Westbrook , and Lilliard play 35 - 40 minutes.
     
  15. YaoMac09

    YaoMac09 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Messages:
    4,843
    Likes Received:
    2,381
    Yi Jianlian.
     
  16. muas2010

    muas2010 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    29
    Only thing embarrassing is this post. Allstars is purely a marketing tool so use it that way....you want Harden, Parker, and Lillard? Vote for them!:rolleyes:

     
  17. torocan

    torocan Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    4,228
    Likes Received:
    436
    I already did. I don't care since he's playing and he's popular which is the rule set.

     
  18. equinoxin

    equinoxin Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    3
    holy **** that was some speed by lini.
     
  19. apollo33

    apollo33 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    20,237
    Likes Received:
    16,304
    You are wrong, the fans are never right, not this year, not any year

    that's why you see retired players like Yao Ming being voted in, Trash players like Kobe this year being voted in, Washed up iverson playing in Detroit being voted in etc. etc.
     
  20. Exiled

    Exiled Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,853
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    If we had a player from India, he would be #1. Of all time :D
     

Share This Page