With the 2009 NBA All-Star game in Phoenix Arizona looming in the near future, sports enthusiasts everywhere are engaging in conversations and arguments about who should be there, and who should not.
Like every year, somebody who deserves to be there will be absent and a few who are unworthy will play. So what exactly constitutes being an all-star in the NBA?
First thing first, a name should not get you into the all-star game. No player should be in the all-star game based on what he has done in the past. Every year somebody gets voted in who simply has not had a year worthy of the honor.
This year, that player is Allen Iverson. Don't get me wrong, he is third all-time in scoring average and is definitely a future hall-of-famer, but this year he does not deserve to make the all-star team, especially as a starter. He has averaged just 17.9 PPG this season.
Devin Harris should be the starting point guard for the east. Devin is averaging 3.9 points and 1 assist more per game than Allen Iverson. Devin has a greater field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point field goal percentage than Iverson this season.
This season Allen Iverson was voted in as a starter by the fans simply because of who he is and what he has done in the past. I submit that the all-star game voting is done every year because the players are supposed to be voted for based on what they have done that year.
Devin Harris is a better selection than Iverson for this year's starting PG for the Eastern Conference!