Talent Overrated for NBA All-Star Game


Before the All-Star reserves were announced two weeks back, some fans argued that borderline players such as JR Smith and Jamal Crawford deserved to make the game. Their case was made based on several factors, including swag and style, but also at least partially on their stats, as both guys are having terrific seasons scoring the ball, and both play for teams battling for the lead in their respective Conferences.

Then the fun police showed up. Columns were written, tweets were sent. Trivial things like defense and shooting percentages were invoked. Before long, the All-Star campaigns of both Crawford and Smith were swiftly batted down. And I didn't like it one bit.

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