All-Star Thoughts

The Legendaries

The Legendaries

– Is the NBA like wrestling? That co-MVP was such a blatant marketing move, it was made for the headlines. Still, it’s nice to a have a neat, if man-made, closure to the whole Kobe-Shaq saga.

– Kobe doesn’t need defending, but I’ll still do it for him. I read a lot of the message boards and live chats for the All-Star game, and I saw the same theme appear, unsurprisingly: “Kobe is shooting too much”. Well, here’s another guy who shot a whole bunch in the ASG:

All-Star Games

from Basketball-reference.com

Season

Age

Tm Lg

G

GS

MP

FG

FGA

FG%

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

1984-85

21

CHI NBA

1

22

2

9

.222

6

2

3

1

1

5

7

1985-86

22

CHI NBA

0

1986-87

23

CHI NBA

1

28

5

12

.417

0

4

2

0

5

2

11

1987-88

24

CHI NBA

1

29

17

23

.739

8

3

4

4

2

5

40

1988-89

25

CHI NBA

1

33

13

23

.565

2

3

5

0

4

1

28

1989-90

26

CHI NBA

1

29

8

17

.471

5

2

5

1

5

1

17

1990-91

27

CHI NBA

1

36

10

25

.400

5

5

2

0

10

2

26

1991-92

28

CHI NBA

1

31

9

17

.529

1

5

2

0

1

2

18

1992-93

29

CHI NBA

1

36

10

24

.417

4

5

4

0

6

5

30

1995-96

32

CHI NBA

1

22

8

11

.727

4

1

1

0

0

1

20

1996-97

33

CHI NBA

1

26

5

14

.357

11

11

2

0

3

4

14

1997-98

34

CHI NBA

1

32

10

18

.556

6

8

3

0

2

0

23

2001-02

38

WAS NBA

1

22

4

13

.308

4

3

2

0

1

1

8

2002-03

39

WAS NBA

1

36

9

27

.333

5

2

2

0

2

3

20

Career

NBA

13

382

110

233

.472

61

54

37

6

42

32

262

Yes, those are Michael Jordan’s All-Star game lines. I bolded the 5 times he shot over 20 times in the game for emphasis. So unless you’re telling me you were all pissed off at MJ for ball-hogging in those games (maybe you were, in which case, you are special and you get points for drinking lots of haterade), shut up with the Kobe hate.

–  Pau Gasol was quite effective in limited minutes. That was good.

– I’ve got another suggestion to improve the dunk contest: Let the judges vote after seeing the slow motion replay. There are so many dunks that require a second viewing, especially in slo-mo, in order to fully appreciate them. And there are a few that are less impressive than they seemed live. This would make the voting much more reasonable when people look back on a classic dunk, as they do this time of the year.  There will be fewer instances of  “that dunk only got a 43???” and also fewer instances  of “that dunk got at 50???”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: