Thursday January 27 2011 – 7:51pm Eastern – Toronto, ON
The NBA All Star STARTERS were announced (based on fan voting) less than an hour ago … and I’ve got them right here for ya folks:
I know we get into this every year … but ‘fan voting’ is such a joke. If you want to give the fans PART of the vote — a percentage — fine. But to give 100% of the decision to the fans is a complete farce when a guy like Yao Ming is selected as a starter.
Ming has appeared in only 5 games this year!
Listen, I may be making a bit of a leap here … ‘rushing to judgment’ as they say … but I have to believe that a bulk of these votes are coming from Yao’s international fan-base.
IF that’s the case, those votes cheapen the process and make everything appear to be disingenuous.
The All Star RESERVES – as selected by the coaches – will be announced next Thursday. I’ll make my selections (guessing) in a future blog in the coming days.