Yao Ming Or Tim Duncan: Who Starts At Center For Western Conference At All-Star Game?
Yao excels in the low block and as a global ambassador for the NBA. And Duncan is the game’s greatest power forward, sporting more championship ice than a rapper fresh off a trip to Jacob the Jeweler. But fans will soon have to pick between these players because Duncan is listed as a center on the NBA’s 2007-08 All-Star ballot …
Picking between Yao Ming and Tim Duncan is like splitting hairs. You can’t go wrong with either player because they’re both brilliant.
But fans will soon have to pick between these players because
This means Timmy D, who started the past nine midseason classics at forward, will go head-to-head with
Fans can’t go wrong with who they vote-in as the starter, but their choice will inflame old complaints about the selection process.
On the one hand,
So who should start? Well, you to decide. Below is the case for
The Case For
. Yao is posting massive numbers and his Rockets are contenders. It’s not like Adonal Foyle, Scott Pollard, or Jerome James is getting voted in ahead of Yao . Duncan
- The NBA is a global entity. And the league sees
Asiaas a lucrative, untapped market. The suits at head office want to start, so millions of Chinese viewers will watch on television. Yao
The Case For
is probably the NBA’s best player. Duncan is the most individually talented, LeBron James is the future, but Kobe is a straight-up, team-first winner. He should be recognized for his accomplishments by starting at the All-Star game. Duncan is also posting massive numbers and his Spurs sit near the top of the Western Conference, too. Remember, ‘The Big Fundamental’ is also an elite defensive player, anchoring Duncan ’s trademark defense. San Antonio
- We get the point. The NBA is focused on leveraging its brand overseas. Well, when the world focuses on
in February, why not showcase a humble superstar like New Orleans ? Duncan
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