I don't think Andrea Bargnani is an All-Star, but this campaign song almost sways my vote. The guys at thescore.com do their take of the Kanye West hit "Power" with a Bargnani twist.
"No one man should have all that Pasta."
Yes, they did go there with it. Bargnani himself is in the video at the end to officially endorse his candidacy.
Needless to say, exhibitions like this will certainly help his popularity, and in a small market spot like Toronto, Bargnani might have to hit up a Lil Wayne track to push him over the top.
He is having a good year, averaging 22 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Raptors, but the team is only 4-10, and Bargnani is hurt right now with a strained calf.
Other forwards—such as Luol Deng, Josh Smith and Chris Bosh—are more deserving, as they have put up stellar numbers for more successful teams. It's time Deng's defense got him some All-Star recognition, and he is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds while playing 39 minutes a night.
Smith is putting up 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per night, while Bosh is close behind Bargnani in scoring with 19 a game and eight boards.
If the video and the Raptors faithful is not enough to land him a spot in the starting lineup (which is doubtful), it will come down to coaches deciding if Bargnani's scoring—which currently has him ninth in the league—is enough to land an All-Star spot for a bad team.
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