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Yes, Blake is awesome. Yes, John Wall is going to run and throw more alley-oops than we can count. However, give us the Sophomore team to beat the Rookies. The main reason we’re taking Curry and company to beat Blake and his boys, is the lack of guard play the Rookies bring to the table. Just for fun here is our player-by-player breakdown.
The guards for the Sophomores are basically a murder’s row for an All-Star game. Stephen Curry can fill it up from anywhere and the fact he can’t spell defense won’t matter. Jrue Holiday is coming into his own at exactly the right time. Wes Matthews is proving to be one of the best players in his class. Oh, and then there’s Los Angeles native Brandon Jennings, who dropped 55 in his rookie season and led the Rookies to a win last year.
By contrast, your guards for the Rookies: John Wall, Eric Bledsoe and Gary Neal. Um…we like Wall as much as anyone, but he can’t match up with all the horses for the Sophomores.
Prediction: Sophomores (148) defeat Rookies (120)
*Check out the shoe John Wall will be wearing in the game.