If Kyrie Irving puts up All-Star numbers, but his team’s so bad that nobody hears about them, do they make a sound?
Wait, maybe that saying only applies to trees falling in forests with nobody around.
Whatever. The point is, there are a handful of NBA players producing at All-Star levels for teams that simply aren’t very good. There’s a fair point to be made that maybe those guys should be focusing more on helping the team win instead of worrying about their own stats.
But in the case of Irving and the rest of the players we’ll discuss, there’s not much else they can do to help.
Being the best player on a bad team is a thankless job, and these guys know all about it.