Tim Duncan, Not Kevin Love, Is Heading to the All-Star Game: Funniest Joke Ever?

Joseph FafinskiCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 24:  Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs stands for the National Anthem before their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 24, 2011 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The NBA's leading rebounder, Kevin Love, will be watching the All-Star Game from home on February 20th.

Tim Duncan, who is averaging 13.6 points per game to go with 9.4 rebounds, will be at the Staples Center playing in the game.

Is this a joke?

No, it is not. Love was snubbed from the game despite averaging eight points and six rebounds more per game than Duncan. The only significant stat that the latter is outperforming the former is in blocks per night.

Look, voters: I know Tim Duncan is one of the greatest power forwards to ever play the game, but seriously? You don't have to feel bad for the guy; he's already played in 12 All-Star Games himself.

I'm sorry folks, but this is not a popularity contest. I understand Duncan has had an excellent career, and he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer someday.

But for now, you have made one of the biggest snubs ever known to mankind.

How many wins would the Timberwolves have without Kevin Love? Maybe six?

Look, the fact of the matter is that no one rebounds the ball like Love does (sorry, Dwight Howard).

I am infuriated by the NBA's poor decision to select Duncan solely for the fact that San Antonio is rolling. They've made it obvious that they don't watch Spurs basketball enough, as Timmy has become the third option in the Lone Star State, behind Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

Tim Duncan is not the only one who shouldn't have been picked, though. Blake Griffin has inferior stats to Love's and still got selected.

In addition to Love, Monta Ellis and Zach Randolph are players who are more deserving than Duncan.

Don't give me any garbage about the records between Griffin and Love. The Wolves and Clippers have split their season series at one apiece, and even now Los Angeles' other team only has eight more than Minnesota.

I find myself laughing at this monstrosity. The NBA should be embarrassed that one of its' bright young superstars is not playing in the game.

I am honestly searching for answers in this puzzle.

What turned voters off from Love other than the T'Wolves' record?

It can't be that, because first-year guard Wesley Johnson will be playing in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge, and he sure isn't leading any stat categories.

Surely it wasn't that he is an awkward hand shaker?

The truth is, it is absolutely nothing.

I challenge someone to give me one reason other than the Timberwolves' record as to why Love shouldn't be playing.

Until I find another reason, Tim Duncan's selection over Kevin Love will officially be the funniest joke I have ever heard.