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So the Murray drama's over. Funny thing is, the people who profited most from it were the two guys sniping on Twitter the other day.
With Murray out, I wonder if Texas sticks with its supposed plan to go to spread. It's still the right big-picture move, but we'll see.
Bill Walton has me cracking up hahahaha
Jimmy Butler an all star putting on for the 30th picks!! 👍👍
Used to be able to have only 12 active players in the regular season. That changed after last lockout. Feel like A-S game hasn't caught up.
It really is odd All-Star rosters are at 12, and not 13 (the number of players you can have active in a regular-season game).
For reference: Tim Duncan has 2.8 defensive win shares, fourth in the NBA. He's still an elite defender. That kinda matters in basketball.
It's cool if you don't think Tim Duncan is a All-Star, but I won't take your basketball opinion seriously.
Robinson likely would have had a couple more A-S berths had he not started his NBA career at age 24 due to Navy commitment.
Duncan's 15th All-Star bid a Spurs franchise record, obvs. Second is George Gervin (12, including 4 ABA nods). Robinson made 11 A-S games.
There were 4 Lakers on the West squad that year. Shaq and Kobe, obvs. But also ... Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel.
And of course ... ANTOINE WALKER.
That '98 East roster was fascinating. Kemp w/Cavs, Mutombo w/Atlanta, Tim Hardaway w/Miami, Glen Rice w/Charlotte, Grant Hill with Detroit.
"Looks like he's walking pretty good to the locker room" says Reggie as VC can barely put weight on his foot.
Also making his All-Star debut that day was a 19-year-old Lakers phenom named Kobe Bryant.
The last time Tim Duncan played in an All-Star game at MSG, the East team included Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Shawn Kemp, Penny Hardaway
To be clear, those Duncan quotes were from his pick in 2013.
He couldn't resist throwing this in: "I’d rather be laying on a beach somewhere, but obviously it’s an honor and I’m happy to do it."
Tim Duncan(15) now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (17) in All-Star appearances
Duncan from 13 nod: "It’s an honor. I missed it last year and I kind of thought those days were done. It’s good to be back in the mix."
Yup, Duncan was legitimately pleased and proud to make it back in 13. Imagine he'll be even more so at 38.
To clarify/correct an earlier tweet: This will be 17th straight All-Star game to include a Spur, longest active streak in the NBA.
It's a nice punchline to suggest Duncan doesn't want A-S bid, but he's come to appreciate such things more as he's gotten older.
If you want to make the case that Durant didn't play enough games, I'm with you. If you want to make the case he's friggin' KD, I'm with you
I'm sorry. Nobody "got robbed." The West has a lot of All-Star players and not enough All-Star spots.
It looks like Tim Duncan has made the All-Star team. http://t.co/Ujo4XoDjQM
Also gives the Spurs an All-Star rep for the 16th consecutive season, extending the NBA's longest active streak.
Tim Duncan named to the All-Star team for the 15th time, tying Kevin Garnett and Shaq for fourth-most all time.
Tim Duncan is an All-Star again. His club-record 15th appearance.
Barnes: "There's too much basketball left for us to think we have to panic."
Rick Barnes just handed out Girl Scout cookies to reporters, presumably because it's hard to ask questions with a full mouth.
Decision made...gotta order me some beast mode gear lol
I wanted chicken tenders, but I went to class instead. One step closer to adulthood.
And yes, I just went and looked at every NBA All-Star box score since 1951.
That said, with Jordan retired and Pippen in Houston, the 1999 Bulls were not getting a mythical All-Star selection anyway.
Only once in history has the defending champion not placed a rep in the All-Star game: 1999, when the game was canceled due to lockout.
Put another way: Spurs have placed a representative in 36 of the past 38 All-Star games.
Alvin Robertson and Artis Gilmore did a good job filling in three of the four seasons between departure of Gervin and arrival of Robinson.
Whoa, here's something: Since Spurs joined NBA in 1976-77, there have only been two A-S games not to include an SA rep: In 1989 and 1997.
Lakers' All-Star streak actually dates back to Eddie Jones in 1997, which is hilarious. Spurs shut out that year with Robinson injured.
So I guess using that exact definition, Lakers have actually had a player *selected* to 18 straight All-Star games including this year
Last time Lakers didn't have an All-Star selection: 1996, when the game was played at the Alamodome.
Should clarify: Lakers have had someone *selected* to 17 straight A-S games. Kobe didn't play last year due to injury. Same as this year.
The Spurs have sent a rep to A-S game in 16 consecutive seasons, second-longest active streak in the NBA. A Laker has gone to 17 straight.
Even more staggering: Parker ranks 79th out of 82 PGs in ESPN's real plus-minus, ahead of only Jarrett Jack, Ray McCallum and Zach LaVine.
Startling to look at Parker's production from two years ago. 20- and 30-point games everywhere. Now, just eight 20s, no 30s in 33 games.
Neal had a strong rooting interest in last year's Finals: "I definitely wanted San Antonio to win. Believe that."
Gary Neal, on the Ray Allen shot that still haunts him from his Spurs days: "I'll be 60 years old and still talking to my kids about that."
Spurs are now on place to win 52 games. Last year, that was good enough for a 6th seed in the West, which is crazy.
Talked to Gary Neal for a bit before the game tonight. He says he still hasn't forgiven Ray Allen for Game 6.