Good finally they’ve done the right thing. The NBA All-Star 2017, in New Orleans is soon upon us and that means voting time!! The NBA All-Star voting has been getting out of hand year after year more and more. I’m a fan turned media member so this hits home. The fan vote used to be the majority, until fans started voting horribly. Now the Pie has been divided more, for voting privileges. Per the NBA All-Star blog fans account for 50 %, coaches/players 25%, and new to the mix media panel members get the last 25%. This is a great improvement on the system, especially after last seasons voting.
I’m not the only one that was upset that Kyle Lowry made the All-Star team last season. Lowry got paid big money, played well for half the season through the All-Star game. Then he became trash, especially in the playoffs. Lowry was the anchor attached to the Toronto Raptors; he was non-existent. He was like global warming and the glaciers melted drowning the Toronto Raptors. One player everybody knows is hands done a better flat-out player than Lowry was overlooked. Kyrie Irving a champion ring-bearer now for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now in Lowry’s defense Irving was coming off a knee surgery, limited games played, and limited minutes. Irving was coming back strong though and everybody knew it was just a matter of time.The coaching staff would soon let him loose.
I have been voting for years and years as a fan for the NBA All-Star. Every year the players that I picked always were in and others obviously thought like me. For the last 5-10 years though, guys are getting in that aren’t deserving at all. Why nominate a player that is hurt or injured, and everyone knows? Stop it. The other issue is, “Oh, a new guy is having a career-high year!” So what can he play that well an entire season?? We want to see the best on the field all at the same time, if we can’t see him on the court what’s the point of voting for him. Come on people, let’s get it together.