Sunday, February 20, 2011

NBA All-Star Game Picks

TONY'S PICKS

Eastern All-Stars:

Starters:
PG - Derrick Rose
SG - Dwyane Wade
SF - LeBron James
PF - Amar'e Stoudemire
C - Dwight Howard

Analysis: They got all of these right, though it would've been pretty hard to screw these ones up. And to people saying that Rondo and KG deserve to start over Rose and Amar'e: shut up, just shut up. They've carried their teams into the playoffs and they're both in the MVP race, something neither Rondo nor Kevin "I like to touch other blokes' naughty bits" Garnett can claim.

Reserve:
PG - Rajon Rondo
SG - Ray Allen
SF - Paul Pierce
PF - Kevin Garnett
PF - Chris Bosh
C - Al Horford
SG - Joe Johnson

Analysis: Joe Johnson started out the year terribly, the Hawks have been overall underwhelming this year and he's a big reason why, seeing as he shot them out of more than a few games in the beginning of the season. Josh Smith hasn't been as great as he was last year, but he's still had an all-star worthy season... again. While he hasn't been as great defensively as he was last year, he's actually added the three-point shot back to his game and is actually shooting a good percentage, somewhere around 36 percent I believe. Either way, he deserves to get in after getting royally snubbed last season.