Re: Love & Griffin All Star debate
posted at 1/14/2011 11:05 PM EST
In Response to Re: Love & Griffin All Star debate
[QUOTE]Sorry, but no, 21 and 16 in totally irrelevant games doesn't matter. Stats are not the measure of an allstar. I'd take Duncan's 14 and 9 in his reduced minutes (where Pop is simply saving him for the playoffs) that are helping produce the league leading record over Love's 21 and 16 in games that don't matter because they are getting beat by lots of points. They have the second worse margin of loss in the league. They have the second worst record in the league and he can produce no wins. Irrelevant points and rebounds because no team has to play them hard. Manu Ginobli has been an all star only 1 time. Carmelo Anthony has been an all star only 3 times. You're telling me this guy at this time is a better all star forward than Gasol or Melo or Duncan or Dirk or Durant or Griffin, etc. I repeat, one day he may be a star. Right now, he's a hard working, likeable, terrific rebounder who could really help some good team if he were on one but he's not an all star calibre player who can lead a team to even 50% of its games to victory. Not an allstar in this league, not yet.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
Where did you find the definition of an "all-star player" that requires him to lead his team to a certain percentage of victories? I dont think thats the case.
Then again, maybe nobody knows the true definition. Im thinking who are the best players.
Now you say Duncan over Love. Your rationale is although Duncans stats cant measure up to Loves... its different cause Pop is playing Duncan less minutes, saving him for the playoffs
Well, shouldnt an All-Star pack the bulk of his teams minutes?? Does he get saved for later in the season??
So in the Love/Duncan comparison... although Love is contributing more to his team, it doesnt count cause Duncan is being saved... so in other words, it doesnt matter what Love does.. score 50 with 25 boards but hes not an allstar cause his team suxx. lol
Is it Loves fault his team isnt good? and if his team has talent but still loses, would that be Loves fault or his coaches??
I think youre painting the guy into a corner thats a no win for him.
Anyway, I respect your opinion but I just dont see it that way..