The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will go down in just over a month, and there is still no way to determine which of our favorite stars will or will not make the final rosters. Fans normally vote the players in, but this year is a bit different. Instead of voting by position, fans are voting on forwards and centers as "frontcourt" players and guards as "backcourt" men.
As a result, some of the league's better and talented players find themselves either on the bubble or getting the shaft in favor of superstars. As a fan who votes yearly, this burns me up.
Yes, the All-Star Game's point is to see all of the league's best players go against each other in the ultimate playground game, but whatever happened to having depth and/or secret weapons? This would make the game itself more fun to watch, and not just some meaningless contest taking place on a Sunday night.
That still does not take away from the fact that thanks to the new voting style, a small handful of players are straddling the border between a sure All-Star berth and getting the shaft. If you ask me, some of them shouldn't even be there.