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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by The_Yoyo, Jan 21, 2010.
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bummer I was hoping he'd be able to show off to all the GMs at the game
Stern rigged it.
I really don't think the suns deserve to have two all-star starters.
didn't he already say that he isn't going to be at the ASG??? Why are we still taking this seriously
Too bad. A change in the voting process needs to be made, regardless. Hopefully Iverson's inclusion is enough for the NBA to see that.
how are doing stern
probably fine mothefuc***
Seriously, the suns may not even make playoffs. How can they have two all-star starters?
Not good. I wanted to see McG go get the All Star MVP like he tried to do a few years back when he was either too injured or too sad to play in the real games. effin bum.
There's some question as to whether he can decline to go if he's not injured -- and he wouldn't want to tell people he was injured.
Na!!! Their has 2 b a recount he was up by lik 200,000 votes!!!
Someone did somethin 2 make him lose the leade,I don't believe
It,ill jus have 2 wait and c later on on TNT 2 c the starters,I hope
T mac gets it and proves the world wrong,,n dare I say,win MVP lol
But hopefully he does get it 4real,I voted 4 him everyday
it took me a while to make sense of this here but
if you really believe that the starters are truly voted in by fans than you are going to be in for a lot of shocks in life.
no way was Stern/the NBA allow tmac to start when he hasnt played a legit game yet this season you know how silly that would make him, the league and whole fan process look?
this has happened already the past two season when McGrady was well solidified in 2nd place and then all of a sudden the final tally see him lose when the previous 3-4 weeks McGrady kept gradually increasing his lead.
its a joke for the sake of the Rockets having him play in the ASG could have been a real chance for him to showcase what he has left, hardly any defense, can do whatever he wants on offense no consequences even if its just for 10-15 mins total. With all the GMs at the game he could have opened some eyes
Thank god. Would have been a total sham for tmac to start ahead of nash.
He wasn't ahead by 200,000. He was ahead by like 2700 votes.
Well, Rockets had two starters when they missed playoffs too. Yao/Francis, Yao/Tmac. Don't take all star game seriously, it's just a show.
If T-Mac was actually in the top two at the end, does anyone think the NBA would ever say he was? Even if Nash legitimately overtook him, you just can't trust the league. They've played the "name game", promoting their stars, for years so it's no surprise we're seeing problems like this. I bet Michael Jordan still gets write-in votes.
Okay first of all I don't think in any way Tmac deserves to be an AllStar but for him to lose to vote like this two years in a row is suspicious, it's not like China had rolling power outages that didn't let people get on computers to vote. If the fans want him to be an AllStar he should be awarded the honor at least. Either change the system or let it be but this mystery last week voting isn't working.
True. Tmac got passed on last return two years in a row by a tiny margin. I don't know it ever happened before. Sounds a little fishy.
Oh no...I'm thinking Stern really rigged this...
Sources: Nash, Iverson make All-Star roster
Marc J. Spears
By Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports 38 minutes ago
Sparing the NBA an embarrassment, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash(notes) overtook exiled Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady(notes) in the final days of balloting to secure a Western Conference starting spot in the 2010 All-Star game, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. McGrady played just six games for a total of 46 minutes until he and the team decided to separate from each other until the Rockets can work a trade for him.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson(notes) was also voted into the Feb. 14th game in Dallas as a starter for the Eastern Conference, sources said.
Because Iverson started the season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Iverson was on the Western Conference ballot. Yet the Grizzlies waived him and Iverson signed with Philadelphia on Dec. 3. He’s averaged 14.8 points for the 76ers. This will be Iverson’s 11th All-Star appearance.
McGrady held a slim lead of 2,475 votes over Nash in the league’s Jan. 7th release of voting results.
The NBA will officially release the voting results Thursday night during TNT’s doubleheader broadcast.
true its just so predictable now though with the players like Allen and Billups voicing their opinion of the system and singling out AI and McGrady there would have been no way the league would have allowed McGrady to play.
I really dont think Nash overtook him even if the lead was just 25000 votes I never saw a huge "we need to get Nash into the ASG over McGrady!" type of campaign going on to sort of explain such a quick leap. I actually saw more people actively voting in McGrady to "stick it" to the league. I would have expected that McGrady did keep his 25k vote lead or if anything increased it slightly.
edit: the count was just over 2k votes I can see that being made up but at the same time chances are the league may have "watered" down McGrady votes could be a possibility as well. I could be mistaken but I think the league keeps tally of these things themselves NOT some third party group which could restore some credibility in the process