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But this is an open forum, free from the dictatorship that you might see elsewhere.
Here at Hang Time, everyone gets a turn to weigh in on any topic being discussed. Some of you express yourselves regularly in the comments section at the bottom of every post. However, some of you don’t.
For those of you that don’t want to share with everyone else, direct correspondence with the hideout is not a safety net. Don’t be so stingy! Share some of this good stuff with others. It’s the right thing to do.
And if you won’t, we will.
Welcome to the first edition of the HT Mailbag. Beware what you send our way, because it just might find its way into the conversation:
NO LOVE FOR THE SPURS
If I’m wrong tell me, but if the Celtics get 4 all-stars, then the Spurs deserve 3! Look at both teams. The two best teams in the league and the best record in their conferences. Ginobili and Pierce are averaging about the same scoring wise and are the driving force of their teams. Duncan and Garnett have almost identical stats (dwindled to their normal production), but both play the same vital backbone role on their team. And Parker, though not an assist getter like Rondo, is the punch in the paint. Come on! 42-8! Only because of these three being healthy! Yes I know the bench has helped but they wouldn’t be wining without these 3 healthy this year. I’m just tired of hearing that the Celtics should have 4 and the Spurs players are being ignored. What do you think? — Ian Smith (no relation).
HT: You’re wrong! Seriously, you are just wrong. Just because you have the best team in the league doesn’t mean you have multiple All-Stars. It’s not the same math. Tony Parker doesn’t deserve a spot over any of the point guards that made the Western Conference squad. By this logic, the Mavericks deserve three All-Stars since they are second in the West and the second place team in the East (Miami) has three All-Stars, right?
TOO MUCH LOVE FOR LOVE
I’ve recently read your article on how Kevin Love was snubbed from the All-Star team and what not. Of course I agree Love puts up all the numbers and deserves to be mentioned, but he doesn’t deserve an actual spot on the team! I’m actually a Timberwolves fan and follow most of their games on League Pass, and while I’d love to sit here and say Love deserves it, in actuality the man isn’t there yet. From an uneducated basketball fan’s point of view, Love looks like a monster. He’s great to have if you’re playing fantasy basketball or if you’re just one of those numbers guys! Unfortunately this is real life and Love’s impact on a game isn’t as great as his numbers. We all need to remember that numbers can be deceiving! When will someone have the gumption to write an article bashing Love’s porous defense? The man’s defense is horrible and he gives up just as many points as he scores. If you watch their games closely, you’ll notice he also gets a lot of rebounds because he doesn’t play defense or contest shots, and thus lets his teammates do this and waits to grab the rebounds. There have also been moments of him stealing rebounds away from teammates which is a pity to watch. The man does play hard every night out, I’ll give him that, but the man also plays for numbers! His lack of defense and selfish play for statistical achievements needs to be exposed! The other night his continuous streak of double-doubles (more…)