http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b...ter-position-star-ballots-140538749--nba.htmlThis is a great decision for many reasons. On a very basic level, it'll turn the All-Star Game into a more star-studded event. Over roughly the past decade, the backup centers selected to the All-Star Game, while usually very good players, have also been the weakest picks. Think back, for instance, to 2004, when Hornets center Jamaal Magloire was selected out of necessity rather than some overarching desire to include him in proceedings. This development is bad news for players like Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert, but they can always be chosen on the merits if they prove deserving. That's certainly a better option than including them simply because they qualify under an outdated method of designating positions.