Last year, Giants fans stuffed the ballot and nearly got injured second baseman Freddy Sanchez into the All-Star game. They could teach Warriors fans a thing or two about voting for All-Stars.
Stephen Curry and David Lee, who are having phenomenal seasons for the Warriors, are nowhere close to being All-Stars, according to the fans.
Curry is averaging 20.4 points per game, good enough for second among point guards in the league, and his 45 percent shooting from three-point range leads the NBA.
Lee is at 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, both ranking second among all power forwards.
Those numbers alone should put these two in the All-Star game, but the fans don’t think so.
Curry ranks ninth among all Western Conference guards, behind Steve Nash and Ricky Rubio, both of which have been injured for much of the season. He is also behind Jeremy Lin, who has been good for Houston, but definitely not All-Star deserving.
Lee isn’t even among the top-16 forwards in the West, which include Omer Asik, Dirk Nowitzki (who has been injured most of the year), Metta World Peace, and Chandler Parsons. It is safe to say that Lee deserves the nod over any of these four players.
So why aren’t Curry and Lee getting any love? Are these Giants fans who stuffed the ballot for Freddy Sanchez not Warriors fans?
Folks, there’s only one NBA team in the entire Bay Area, and the Warriors fans have been dubbed the best fans in the league. The fact that Omer bleepin’ Asik has more votes than David Lee is just plain disgraceful. Didn’t Lee even get an “MVP” chant on Wednesday night when at the free throw line?
Look, we’ll even help you out. Go to this site and cast your vote for Curry and Lee.
I don’t think we need to remind you, but the last time the Warriors had an All-Star was Latrell Sprewell in 1997. Yes, the same Latrell Sprewell who choked his head coach and was arrested this past New Years’ Eve.