“LA” States His Case For L.A.

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The polls are closed, but we have to wonder if the Western Conference coaches charged with coming up with the reserves for the All-Star team have done the right thing where LaMarcus Aldridge is concerned.

We’d touched on this topic last week with our All-Star Debate between Aldridge and David West of the Hornets. But it might need to be reiterated again this morning, in light of what happened last night in Portland. LA’s career-high 40 points and 11 rebounds in a blowout win over the league-leading San Antonio Spurs would have probably had a much greater impact two weeks ago.

To his credit, he’s been playing lights out for weeks now. And whether he makes the All-Star team or not, he knows he’s just as deserving as any of the other big men that will make that trip to Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend.

We’re not advocating Aldridge make the team on one shining performance, of course. It certainly can’t hurt to put this one in the bag the day before the announcements are made.


  1. ray says:

    you know what…….i had my doubts about lamarcus…..i even laughed once when some1 called him “lamarcus average”…..but after brandon left with an injury he has jus stepped up…….not only is he the top scorer of that team but also the leader….wes mathews is a great suprise too…..he should be in all star team…..maybe tim duncan can politely give up his spot maybe…..but blake and kevin love deserves the nod more than aldridge…..

  2. Hak says:

    LaMarcus should easily be in the All-star game….he had played his best ball against some of the best PF’s in the league….32 and 14 against Blake Griffin and 37 and 12 against Kevin Love not to mention his 40 and 11 last night against Tim Duncan

  3. Sea Pea says:

    LaMarcus’ numbers are just better and LaMarcus is the best player on his team. LaMarcus’ numbers are up considerably from his previous season and David West is just getting the numbers that LaMarcus was getting last year. Hornets have a better record but both teams are playoff bound so that doesn’t really matter. David West only plays as well as Chris Paul plays. If Chris doesn’t play the point David is not getting his numbers. David’s rebounding is also kinda pathetic for a Power Foward. A premier power forward needs to get 10 a night. LaMarcus is the closer to premier than David West. And I think David West is a slightly dirtier player…that’s just my opinion though.