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Friday, May 11, 2007

All-NBA Selections Don't Add Up, Part II

Other observers have noticed what I mentioned here in my previous post: the All-NBA selections do not add up, literally--especially the First Team votes. The NBA has admitted to at least one clerical error, stating that Amare Stoudemire's point total is 351, not 494 as originally reported (I went back and edited my previous post so that it will be accurate from a historical standpoint). That means that LeBron James finished in the top five but was relegated to the Second Team based on position.

Considering that the voters were left to their own devices to designate which position a player plays, it makes no sense to elevate Stoudemire to the First Team over James. Yao received more First Team votes at center than Stoudemire did and, for all we know, Tim Duncan may have received more votes at center than either Yao or Stoudemire. The First Team should be Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, who clearly were the five best players in the NBA in 2006-07. Those five players received the most overall votes and the most First Team votes in the balloting. The official team has two power forwards--one of whom, Duncan, plays like a center--and a center, while my team would have a power forward, a small forward and Duncan.

posted by David Friedman @ 6:18 PM



At Friday, May 11, 2007 6:09:00 PM, Blogger marcel said...

lebron should be on the first team not stoudemire he should be 2nd or 3rd they messed it up tim duncan should be center not stoudamire 2nd center yao ming 3rd center steve nash first point j kidd second point chauncey billups 3rd point kobe first second guard d wade sencond second guard alen iverson 3rd 2nd guard lebron first 3 t mac second 3 carmelo 3rd 3 nowitzki first 4 boozer second kg 3rd 4

At Friday, May 11, 2007 6:11:00 PM, Blogger marcel said...

funny thing the all nba team is the top 5 in mvp voting too


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