Friday, February 9, 2007

Sweet Justice… Kinda

(Boulder-CO) It was just announced today that Carmelo Anthony and Josh Howard have been selected by Commissioner David Stern to replace Houston’s Yao Ming and Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. Ming and Boozer are not going to be able to participate due to injury. So, as if in a golden ray of sunshine, the Nuggets went from potentially not having any All-Star representation to potentially having a duo if Allen Iverson’s ankle permits.

It is sweet to finally see Carmelo make an appearance to the NBA’s elite and popular, but at the same time bitter in the sense that it had to happen in a “consolation” capacity. I knew it would go down like this; David Stern ultimately making the decision to put the league’s leading scorer where he belongs and making it all seem ok. So I am not surprised, but just remember where you heard it first!

2 comments:

Stumbleweed said...

Well that's good. I sort of thought that Randolph or Brand would get in instead of Howard, but the coaches (and Stern, apparently) put a lot of importance on the team record. I think it's kinda stupid, since the ASG is about the individual players and not the teams (hence the neutral uniforms and individual player selections)... But whatever, that's just my beef with the ASG selection process (aside from the fans being stupid as hell)...

But yeah, congrats to Melo, even if it is just a Stern bone tossed to stave off the media/fan uproar. Now if AI can't play, who gets put on the team? Deron Williams would be my vote...

nanananana said...

Consolation indeed! I am shocked and happy and angry about the whole damn thing! Go Melo and Come'on Denver, let's get it done!! see ya!