Hey now you’re an Allstar

I know this is a little late, but this years Allstar selections threw up a few surprises.
In the East the starters are:
Meanwhile, the reserves are comprised of the following:
Paul George
Jrue Holiday
Brook Lopez
(One of the reserves will take the injured Rondo’s place in the starting lineup.).
Out West the first five is to the tune of:
Blake Griffin
And the reserves are:
David Lee
Zach Randolph
Timmy D
Tony Parker
James Harden

First of all, I’d like to congratulate my man, Paul George for getting the nod. I was ecstatic when I heard the Fresno State product made the team.

To be honest this isn’t based who did and didn’t make the team but more about which current players on the rosters, and even some that didn’t make it will shape how the NBA looks in the future.
There are a combined 7 debutants on both rosters and a couple of players that didn’t make it that could’ve.

I mean when you think about the east team, there are two 30+ year old players starting. Out west players like Tim Duncan, Kobe and Zach Randolph are over 30.

On the other hand, James Harden, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday and Derrick Rose (I know he didn’t make the team but he would have if he wasn’t injured.) are all relatively young and still, arguably, not in their respective primes.

Then you have players that didn’t make the cut or could in the future   like OJ Mayo, Jeremy Lin, Damian Lillard, Nikola Vucevic, Glen Davis, Kenneth Faried, Eric Bledsoe, JR Smith, Ty Lawson, Andre Drummond, John Wall, Eric Gordon, Al Jefferson, Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings, Larry Sanders, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Josh Smith, Al Horford, Stephen Curry and a good few others that really have the future of the league in their young hands.

These are a talented bunch. Really talented, and this is in the league right now. I mean look at the college and even the high school scene, they’re as competitive as ever.

Sure there are plenty of players that could be good, some great but who WILL be elite?

There are plenty of players right now, that are on the cusp of stardom that just need to make that final push. There are others like DeMarcus Cousins that need to grow up to really show their true potential.
Of course right now, we have CP3, Durant, Melo, Bron and Kobe in the midst of career years and all the drama that goes with it, just don’t lose sleep of the future of the NBA, it’s in good, maybe great, hands.


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