- John Smallwood of Philly.com handed out his NBA awards heading into the All Star break. Look who he had as his MVP thus far:
But I do have co-MVPs - Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, of the San Antonio Spurs.
- Stephen Brotherston of Hoopsworld wrote an excellent piece on the San Antonio Spurs' latest gem, Gary Neal:
Neal has developed his offensive skills, his basketball knowledge and matured physically and emotionally. The Spurs have once again found themselves a player who has made an immediate impact and the rest of the league just overlooked.
- Sam Smith of Bulls.com answered questions from his mailbag. One of the questions was regarding Tim Duncan getting picked over Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge for the All Star Game:
But the coaches picked him. I was surprised. I thought the commissioner would add him, though the coaches likely wanted to honor the Spurs' record with two guys and already had the allotment of guards.
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