Fellow Bloguin NBA blogger Jeff Fox from Hoops Manifesto is questioning if San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan is All-Star worthy.
Currently, Duncan is fifth in voting and more than likely will not be voted into the starting line-up by the fans. If so and if the eventual Western Conference coach, Spurs' Gregg Popovich, does not pick his own player onto the team, Duncan would miss his first All-Star game.
After evaluating the field of Western Conference big men who might make the squad over Duncan, here is what Fox had to say:
So where does this leave Tim Duncan? Probably battling with nine other players for three or four roster spots. But Spurs fans should be able to rest easy - Duncan will probably make the team. He is still one of the League's best defenders (not to mention players) playing on the League's best team. This year should make it a perfect 13 for 13 for Duncan being selected for the All-Star Game.
As much as Spurs' fans might like to see Duncan continue his All-Star appearance streak, I'm sure all he cares about is winning and not personal awards.
With that being said, why not let the man himself speak about the possibility of not being voted to the All-Star game:
(video by woai.com)
Tim Duncan can still carry a team to victory when he has too. He is an All Star everybody in the NBA knows that.
I really hope that Duncan makes it so that his All Star streak won't be halted. He truly deserves it.
I think Duncan will still be voted in the All Star games as a reserve he is still one of the best bigs in the NBA