Jrue Holiday’s All-Star consideration has never been much of one in his first three seasons in the NBA. At 19, he was still figuring out his style while turning the ball over more frequently than he handled it. As his obvious talent has become more apparent more frequently, an All-Star nod was squelched by Philadelphia’s democratic no-star system of the past two seasons and, most importantly, the sheer depth of talent he was up against as an Eastern Conference guard. Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams were All-Stars the past two seasons. Read More »
TAG: All-Star Game
This is cool. When we were in Orlando for NBA All-Star Weekend, we stopped by the adidas VIP Suite to check in and catch up with our friends at the Three Stripes.
During the visit, they told us they were planning on shock the hell out of one of their most passionate fans with a surprise visit from Derrick Rose. Read More »
We all know Blake Griffin is a rising star, but today it was announced the All-Star starter is one of 18 chosen for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend in Orlando.
The Rising Stars Challenge is a switch on the former Rookie/Sophomore game, though it was still voted on by assistant coaches. Now, they’ll be mixed together with Charles Barkley and Shaq choosing and coaching the teams. Each squad gets nine guys.
Here are the players on the list: Read More »
Since the NBA All-Star Game starters is a popularity contest, I have no doubt in my mind that Andrew Bynum will be the starting center for the Western Conference All-Star team in 2010. Fresh of a championship by the Lakers, Bynum’s popularity is at an all-time high – even though he really didn’t do anything during the playoffs – because we all know that the fans of Laker Nation roll deep. Read More »