As is typically the case, there was some bickering on the internet and on TV over who did and didn't make each All-Star team this year. I thought it was a great move by the Eastern Conference coaches to send Kyrie Irving and Jrue Holiday to their first All-Star game, despite their team's struggles. It's not their fault that their supporting casts aren't better.
The whole, "reward players on winning teams" argument is fine, until you start making cases for players on winning teams who played poorly enough to get their coach fired in the first half of the season. The message here was clear: there's nothing stopping players from intentionally (allegedly) getting coaches fired in the NBA, but there's also nothing stopping all of the other coaches from deciding that you're not all-star material if you play on a team that helped along the process of its coach's demise. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson don't have the numbers Holiday and Irving do anyway, so it's a pretty hollow argu
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