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How could the coaches pick Andrei Kirilenko over Z-Bo????

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
Head coach: Rick Carlisle (Indiana)
Player Team Pos. Ht. Wt. All-Star
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Ron Artest Indiana F 6-7 246 1
*Vince Carter Toronto F 6-6 225 5
Baron Davis New Orleans G 6-3 223 2
*Allen Iverson Philadelphia G 6-0 165 5
Jason Kidd New Jersey G 6-4 212 7
Jamaal Magloire New Orleans C 6-11 259 1
Kenyon Martin New Jersey F 6-9 234 1
*Tracy McGrady Orlando G/F 6-8 210 4
*Jermaine O'Neal Indiana C/F 6-11 242 3
Paul Pierce Boston G/F 6-6 230 3
Michael Redd Milwaukee G 6-6 215 1
*Ben Wallace Detroit C 6-9 240 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
Head coach: Flip Saunders (Minnesota)
Player Team Pos. Ht. Wt. All-Star
selections
Ray Allen Seattle G 6-5 205 4
*Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers G 6-6 220 6
Sam Cassell Minnesota G 6-3 185 1
*Tim Duncan San Antonio F 7-0 260 6
*Steve Francis Houston G 6-3 200 3
*Kevin Garnett Minnesota F 6-11 240 7
Andrei Kirilenko Utah F 6-9 225 1
Brad Miller Sacramento C 7-0 261 2
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas F/C 7-0 245 3
Shaquille O'Neal L.A. Lakers C 7-1 340 11
Peja Stojakovic Sacramento F 6-10 229 3
*Yao Ming Houston C 7-6 310 2
 

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And no Elton Brand :upset: these dont include the coaches picks?
 

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Originally posted by <b>THE'clip'SHOW</b>!
And no Elton Brand :upset: these dont include the coaches picks?
He didn't play enough.
 

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Interesting. With all the talk of how deep the West forwards are, they end up taking 3 centers, 4 forwards, and a forward/center.

For what it's worth, this should not be construed as a snub of Zach. He just hasn't gotten to that level yet. Look past his scoring and rebounding numbers and look to his defense and the team's record. Shouldn't be that tough to figure out why he isn't on the squad. He's getting close, though.

Malone, Marion, Stoudemire, Brand, Webber, Lewis, Walker, Jamison, Wallace, Carmelo, Gasol. Just a few other names that didn't make it, either. That's not a snub, just stiff competition.

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Originally posted by <b>Fork</b>!


He didn't play enough.
And Ray did?
 

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Kirilenko doesn't have a rap sheet. Z-Bo does.

Kirilenko plays hard on both sides of the ball. Z-Bo doesn't.

Kirilenko is seen as a hard working, exciting player on an overachieving team that plays great team ball.

Z-Bo is seen as a somewhat selfish player on an underachieving team that can't stay out of trouble and has lost fans in droves.

Is it really that hard to see why?

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Originally posted by <b>NateBishop3</b>!
It's not so much that Zach didn't make it, it's that AK-47 did... He's a good player, but hardly an All-Star in my book
I think he's an all-star. He's putting 17, 8, 3, and 3 and is one of the best defensive players in the NBA.
 
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