All-Star considerations by Hollinger

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tense2
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Per ESPN insider: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/columns/story?columnist=holling er_john&page=PERDiem-101228 Choosing an All-Star team is never easy, but in the Western Conference this season it may be particularly difficult. While the East and West aren't that far apart in the standings, they're still miles apart in depth of star power. Once again we find ourselves scraping the barrel to come up with 12 players in the East worthy of an All-Star selection, while in the West we must winnow down a much larger field. Additionally, the West offers one particular wrinkle this season that may be unusual for the coaches doing the selecting -- the huge volume of players from....

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MrB
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How can this guy compare BG to Love? The Wolves have a worse record by 2 games which he says for the Clippers is just horrible. We have more wins and Blake has just as many double doubles as Love. He also says a major negative is being a Clipper and not a Wolf. Damn this guy is moron.

tense2
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...Love is dynamic player as his stats show...he's just not as "spectacular" player as Blake is, that's all...so I'm not sure what your saying....and as well as we've been playing lately...the Clippers are still 10-22

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He says the Wolves are dismal and this is true but the Clippers have been improving. He gives them no credit for it. They won't be 12 games under .500 come the All Star game.

Plus you gotta add in the Star Power Blake has. Love is great but doesn't have the impact of that Blake has. I am probably biased though.

tense2
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...their both on bad teams......for now. Love should and will be one of the elite PF's along with Blake in the future.

LotsoHope
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Love is a beast in his own right, but for the glam and offense-only mentality of an All-Star game as well as Los Angeles representation, picking Blake to dunk Staples Center into the stone age is a no-brainer even for the coaches. The problem is that the West is stacked with so many All-Star level power forwards, but the coaches picking Griffin as a C is an interesting prospect I hadn't thought of. The only other bubble candidate on that list that I think should go is Monta Ellis, he is pure scoring candy this season. I love you EJ, but for an All-Star game, I want to see some high-flying action and EJ is too quiet for my taste.

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wolves are a worse team than the clippers. blake puts on a show night in and night out and the all star game is just that, one game where all the stars get together to put on a show. it'll be pretty boring to see kevin love just grab rebounds as opposed to superstars lobbing the ball to blake and him doing crazy dunks. rebounds or crazy dunks? hmm.... i choose dunks.

seanrooks
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insider really sucks...there's another story about blake by david thorpe that's on espn. can anyone paste that here too?

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The one thing I've said from the start is that this year's ASG will be held here. That gives Griffin the edge and it makes it harder for the league to overlook that. If it's between Love and Griffin, Griffin is a shoe-in.

tense2
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....this doesn't take away how great Love is......again as perviously stated...Bake is just more spectacular

tense2
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...that is the only deciding factor

ekker3
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EJ deserves the all-star nod much more than blake does. he's by far and away our MVP yet no one gives him the deserved credit.

the race for the #2 spot is kobe (who'll obviously get voted in), manu (who's a LOCK), kevin martin, and eric gordon. if we can get on a hot streak and get a decent record going into the break, i dont see why EJ cant get that 3rd spot.

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tense2 wrote:
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The one thing I've said from the start is that this year's ASG will be held here. That gives Griffin the edge and it makes it harder for the league to overlook that. If it's between Love and Griffin, Griffin is a shoe-in.

...that is the only deciding factor

Not exactly. The ASG is about popularity. Love isn't on the same level as Blake. I don't see Love plastered all over Youtube like Blake is. ASG is about the same as Youtube. It's about popularity.

tense2
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....unfortunately EJ has no shot...unless there's a sh!t load of injuries or drop outs

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clipper*joe wrote:
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The one thing I've said from the start is that this year's ASG will be held here. That gives Griffin the edge and it makes it harder for the league to overlook that. If it's between Love and Griffin, Griffin is a shoe-in.

...that is the only deciding factor

Not exactly. The ASG is about popularity. Love isn't on the same level as Blake. I don't see Love plastered all over Youtube like Blake is. ASG is about the same as Youtube. It's about popularity.

..and I was talking about talent...but your right regarding popularity

seanrooks
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hey tense can you post the newest thorpe insider story about griffin?

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clipper*joe wrote:
tense2 wrote:
clipper*joe wrote:
The one thing I've said from the start is that this year's ASG will be held here. That gives Griffin the edge and it makes it harder for the league to overlook that. If it's between Love and Griffin, Griffin is a shoe-in.

...that is the only deciding factor

Not exactly. The ASG is about popularity. Love isn't on the same level as Blake. I don't see Love plastered all over Youtube like Blake is. ASG is about the same as Youtube. It's about popularity.

Very true. SAdly, over time alot of deserving players have not made the game due to their team not having exposure or their play not being flashy enough. Luckily for us Griffin is both fundamental and flash.

SamMays
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The thing that could work against Blake Griffin playing in the all-star game is that he will already be in the frosh/soph game and the dunk contest... That, and obviously playing for a losing team.

david
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Hilarious this Hollinger guy using his very own precious PER stat to give Love the edge over Blake. "So overwhelming?" Obviously he's never seen Blake play other than watch the highlights. And obviously he never compared the head-to-head #'s between the two players either.

tense2
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..you can't blame Hollinger for how good Love really is.....you can compare for yourself....both are the future elite PF's:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... eke01.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... fbl01.html

dwb
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Love and Griffin... obviously both great players, and for years to come if we're lucky. Blake is spectacular, (yeah I know... duh) but don't ever discount Love. He has become the undisputed and vocal leader of his team, which might be a lesser entity now, but is only a player or two away. That's a lot for a young guy, and says much about his character. Love won't wow anyone with his dunks, but there is no one in the league who touches his outlet passes, saving of course the guys he throws them to. Seriously, at that particular skill I've never seen anyone close, and yes, he may well be better at it than even the fabled Wes Unseld. Love even has a pretty good UTube resume, check out his trick shots. He was on Sports Science doing the full court shot, and though his missed a bunch 'til he made one almost all of his tries were off the rim. The thing I like most about both these guys is that they are smart players. High basketball IQ isn't the most common quality nowadays, and it makes both extra fun to watch. The fact that both are bright, fun loving types (and evidently friends) with major personality doesn't hurt either. Believe me, when David Stern counts his blessings, Griffin and Love are at the top of his list. Whether or not either makes the All Star team this year, both are mortal locks for the game down the road.

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^^^^This

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