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As every season, the NBA All-Star elections raise questions about the stars left out • What is less mentioned in this discussion is at the expense of who they are supposed to be there • Don't worry, "Israel Hayom" closes all the ends that are still left open for you

It's really hard to exaggerate the superficiality and shallowness of most of the American NBA coverage, especially the one that manifests itself in endless studios of talking heads and annoying social media posts.

How superficial?

More than Kyrie Irving thinks the world is like that.

As part of the awkward conversation, the web was filled with discussions of the "snub" - a word that means "humiliated" or "someone who is looked down upon", and in this context is used to describe players who were unjustly left out of the All-Star selections.

And the dumbest thing about the "snubbed" discourse is that it never includes that marginal detail of - instead of who the hell?!


Rightly or wrongly, he's out, photo: USA TODAY Sports

So we won't be so shallow and dumb.

Instead, we will rank those that were left out, but we will do it according to three tiers of quality.

And we will also be brave and say who instead.

What a subversive press, oh God.

Let's start from the end:

"Not really an All-Star season"

Here we meet people like Anthony Davis and Devin Booker, and maybe also Lamelo Ball and Kawhi Leonard - those who played great, but just didn't play enough.

Alongside them, you can find other "big" names that were simply not good enough (Tere Young and his 32 percent from 3, hey), and those that are both (Bradley Beal, Desmond Bain).

If someone like Davis or Booker is excellent in the remaining games, in retrospect it will be strange that they missed out on this All-Star.

But we can only live in the one reality we have.

"Those who are allowed to get a little upset" (and here we also start ranking)



Jaylen Branson gives 23-3-6.

Although nowadays each line of numbers alone is "not what it used to be" (because it is easier to accumulate personal data), but the Knicks are in a positive balance, so these are not empty calories.

Unfortunately, the Eastern Conference coaches chose another New York player for the bench (more on that soon), and we really don't live in a world where there are two Knicks All-Star players.


Because the Raptors are weak, photo: AP



Pascal Siakam, who with 25-8-6 made another leap, and is a star for all intents and purposes.

But the Raptors' terrible season - a very disappointing negative 30:24 record - leaves him out, and rightfully so.



Darius Garland.

Last year he went 22-3-8, and was an All-Star.

This season he is putting up the same numbers, and Cleveland is even better than it was.

But he's out.

It sucks, admit it.



James Harden.

How is it that a player of 21-6-11, by far the second best in a team like Philadelphia, did not even enter the first tier?

Good question.




who will.


I mean, there is one who can be taken out - but there is also someone else in the East who deserves more.


Carrying Minosta almost alone, photo: AP

"The ones that were really supposed to be at someone else's expense"



Minnesota's Anthony Edwards, at 25-6-5, carries an underperforming team to positive balance.

He should have entered instead of Jaren Jackson Jr. from Memphis, who also missed time due to injuries and is unable to play 30 minutes.



Dearon Fox from Sacramento, with 24-4-6, drives the Kings to an excellent - and very surprising - balance.

This is such a good season for the Kings, and when it comes, it comes.

He should be there alongside his teammate Domantas Sabonis.

instead of who?

Paul George, who with 23-6-5 experienced a drop in productivity, in a disappointing and disappointing team.


It is not enough to be a leader, photo: AP



Jimmy Butler, who not only gives another great season personally - but also leads and leads the entire Heat to another positive season.

He is one of the 10-15 best players in the league, in a good season.

How is that not better than what Demar DeRozan is doing in another weak season for Chicago?

For coaches the solutions.

were we wrong

We will fix it!

If you found an error in the article, we would appreciate it if you shared it with us

Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2023-02-05

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