The Western Conference point guard position may be the most difficult starting position to determine.
On one hand, you have the seasoned Canadian veteran, Steve Nash, who is leading the NBA with 11.2 assists per game.
While on the other, you have Chris Paul, probably the best young point guard in the league, who is just behind Nash in assists with 10.6.
However, Paul leads Nash in points with 19.8 per game, while Nash averages 18.9. Each have nearly identical statistics, but Nash has led the Phoenix Suns to fourth place in the West with a 23-14 record.
Paul and the Hornets, however, is a half a game out of playoff contention at 18-16.
This back and forth battle continue for the rest of eternity, or until the BCS adopts a playoff system, whichever comes first.
Paul has the league leading efficiency rating with 27.0, but Nash has nine more double-doubles than Paul.
Though either of these amazing athletes are completely qualified for the position, I give my vote to Chris Paul.
He is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA, and is perfect for an All-Star setting.
Paul, who has had troubles with an inconsistent team in the first half of the season, will be able to showcase all of his talents with the most elite players in the conference and once again earn over the support of basketball fans.
The following pick for starting shooting guard for the Western Conference All-Stars will come as no surprise to anyone. Kobe Bryant, who has also struggled with personnel issues in Los Angeles, has once again shown his ability to convert when the game is on the line.
Bryant, who is averaging 30 points per game for the Los Angeles Lakers (28-8), proved to the world on three separate occasions, that he is the best clutch shooter in the NBA today.
While playing only 47 minutes in the 2009-2010 season, Tracy McGrady has somehow convinced American basketball fans that he is worthy of starting in the 2010 All-Star Game.
If McGrady is miraculously voted onto the all-star team, let alone the starting position, I will lose all respect for basketball fans in this country. Period.