SNUBLERONEDEASTER CONFERENCE ALL-STARS ARE SET
The East (*fan vote)
- Jason Kidd*
- Dwyane Wade*
- LeBron James*
- Kevin Garnett*
- Dwight Howard*
- Chauncey Billups
- Chris Bosh
- Caron Butler
- Richard Hamilton
- Antawn Jamison
- Joe Johnson!
- Paul Pierce
Tale of the Tape
Jose numbers as a starter - 31 games
WHAT AM I MISSING?!
I get that Joe is a shooting guard, but that's irrelevant, coaches could vote for any position. Is it his big time scoring? He's shooting 40% this year, down from 47% last year.
That alone should disqualify him. A 7% drop in shooting percentage! On a better team!?
And it's not like this is Jason Kidd, where he's getting in on the fans 'traditional' vote or a coaches sympathy vote. Nor are we talking about an out of this world personable guy who you just need to have there (Shaq). And it's certainly not like he has that much flair. It's almost as if they've done this just to see how enraged Raptormaniacs can get.
Sadly we're all too passive and think, oh maybe Jose isn't that good yet. People...Jose Calderone has shown he's a top flight PG in this league...what you might call an all-star (at least in the East). Colangelo is already on record saying 'we're going to keep him' despite having an 8 million dollar guard on the books and Mitchell has already said TJ is the backup when he returns. Plus how about watching the games! Jose is CLUTCH! My point? Make a stink. Get Jose on the snub lists so coaches might actually wake up.
My only theory is this: The coaches thought they had to take a SG because they didn't read the instructions. They thought 'hey let's get a real hucker in this game who shoots 40% from the field and 35% from downtown. The fans will looooove that."
The only solace is with Kidd about to head West you can bet that next year Jose should, one year too late, make the All-Star leap.