Thursday, December 11, 2008

One of these things is not like the other...

The first returns for this year's NBA All-Star ballots is back.  One of these things is a little peculiar... can you figure it out?

LeBron James (Clev) 643,786; 
Kevin Garnett (Bos) 495,514; 
Yi Jianlian (NJ) 356,556; 
Chris Bosh (Tor) 274,195; 
Paul Pierce (Bos) 153,512

Oh China, I knew you were unreasonable... but this is ridiculous.


neural_traffic said...

I think being a "star" in the NBA has to do more with popularity than it does with actual basketball talent. In the end, you're not voting for the better player, you're just voting for who you want to see play basketball. Let's face it, if there was a way to RickRoll the NBA All-Star game it would be done.

Tal said...

Yi is awesome. I watch him a lot on Yes Network. The Nets never freaking pass him the ball.

Of course, he's not THAT awesome.

Adam said...

well let's face it... it's about who you know, not what you know. that's just the way life goes.

being a big big "star" in life has an implicit requirement that you are popular and well-connected.

it's unfortunate, because this would mean those that are more talented are neglected, not a very fair concept.

think joe johnson - talented mofo but no popularity...