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All-Star Debate: How to Pick Reserves?

Unfortunately this year, when you are talking about all-star games, it is not Wizards-related.  But tonight they are going to announce the All-Star reserves for the east and west and I'm a bit annoyed at this new idea that these players have to somehow play on a winning team.  You have players like Blake Griffin who is averaging 23-12 and Kevin Love 21-15, who might not make the team, but I keep hearing analysts mention someone like Tim Duncan, who is averaging 14 - 9, to make it.  Not only do they mention that he is on a winning team, but they also mention that he is a future hall-of-famer.  This irritates me because I thought the all-star game was about recognizing INDIVIDUAL performers for the SEASON they are currently having.  Why are players who are having down years getting considered just because of past success or being on winning teams.  Can we really blame Blake Griffin or Kevin Love for their team losing.  After all they are doing their part, so why should they be punished for the rest of the players not stepping up?  It doesn't make sense.  And then I keep hearing people say that Kevin Garnett should make the team and some people expect Boston's Big 4 (KG, PP, RA, and RR) all to make the team.  Well how can you put Garnett on the team averaging 15 - 9 when Chris Bosh has 19 - 8 and his team has a similar record.  I don't understand that and you can even argue that Josh Smith who is averaging 16 - 9, should make it over Garnett as well.  I also don't understand how you can have 4 players from one team to make the roster.  There are 14 other teams to chose from but yet these experts think it's okay to pick 4 of the 7 reserves from one team?  This logic doesn't make sense.  I guess we will find out what they actually decide tonight.

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