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LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 01:29 PM
J.A. Adande just tweeted on his twitter

Who should replace him? Rondo? Josh Smith?


@jadande: Hawks announce Joe Johnson will miss next 2 games plus All-Star weekend with tendinitis in left knee

justjames
02-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Lin!

Real answer: Rondo, I guess. Should replace a guard with a guard.

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 01:32 PM
If Lin gets the nod, I will be pissed

kozelkid
02-22-2012, 01:33 PM
Thank god. Justice served for a guy who does not deserve to be in that game. Hopefully Josh Smith replaces him. I'll rip my hair out if it's Lin. I wonder what the odds are for Lin.

jkiddvc20
02-22-2012, 01:36 PM
I got this feeling it is going to be Lin...

Hawkeye15
02-22-2012, 01:38 PM
should be Rondo.

KnickVeteran
02-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Rondo

KnickVeteran
02-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Rondo

kozelkid
02-22-2012, 01:39 PM
I got this feeling it is going to be Lin...

Me too. :sigh:

Especially in light of Rondo being a complete dumbass recently and Josh Smith *****ing about being snubbed.

And Stern is no idiot. Putting Lin in equals ratings galore.

Avenged
02-22-2012, 01:41 PM
Josh Smith!

corky831
02-22-2012, 01:43 PM
guard for guard....rondo should for sure. he has an impressive stat line this year:

14.8 ppg 9.5 APG 4.9 RPG 1.6 SPG ..............shooting 48.5 % too.

corky831
02-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Kyrie Irving is having a beast rookie campaign as well. He would def be an adequate replacement if it's not rondo. Just no to Lin....he only played about 11 games

Missing56&33
02-22-2012, 01:46 PM
Joe Johnson is out tonight? .......Yes.......Sorry, but you know what I mean. I think Danny Granger should get Joe Johnson's spot.

SluggeR
02-22-2012, 01:46 PM
Rondo or "Young Money". Who's is going to replace him in the 3point shooting contest?

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 01:48 PM
Brandon Jennings is a good choice too

29$JerZ
02-22-2012, 01:49 PM
I was thinking Rondo but after that stunt idk
It almost makes too much sense to put Lin in because the outrage for him making it with such a small amount of games would generate even more buzz

Maybe Granger I guess?

Avenged
02-22-2012, 01:49 PM
Joe Johnson is out tonight? .......Yes.......Sorry, but you know what I mean. I think Danny Granger should get Joe Johnson's spot.

Granger is shooting 38% from the field.. Not necessarily an all-star number.

NickyNick
02-22-2012, 01:53 PM
guard for guard....rondo should for sure. he has an impressive stat line this year:

14.8 ppg 9.5 APG 4.9 RPG 1.6 SPG ..............shooting 48.5 % too.

love the quote in your sig

Avenged
02-22-2012, 01:54 PM
Kyrie Irving is having a beast rookie campaign as well. He would def be an adequate replacement if it's not rondo. Just no to Lin....he only played about 11 games

I like Kyrie a lot. 18 points on 48% shooting and 4 assists. He's very efficient for a rookie - PER of 21 - and has the Cavaliers 1 1/2 games out of the playoffs. Not bad at all for a rookie.

Rondo's Celtics are 8th in the East, and the Cavs are right behind them. Considering the Cavs and the Celtics roster, if Kyrie wasn't a rookie I'd say he has a good shot.

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 01:54 PM
I am so nervous Stern caves in the Lin hype :(

Its only been 10 games, next year yes! This year hell no

Rondo, Smith, Jennings, and Irving should go before him

Slimsim
02-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Smith

uprightciti
02-22-2012, 01:56 PM
who the heck cares the allstar game is just a popularity contest thats controlled by nba executives

there would be a LINSANE amount of hate if Lin was picked LOL

Sportfan
02-22-2012, 01:57 PM
Jennings or Rondo

hopefully Curry is in the 3 point shootout

oak2455
02-22-2012, 01:57 PM
Toney Douglas:p:p:p

ramz.n
02-22-2012, 01:57 PM
1.smith
2. rondo
3. granger
4. irving

AceMan
02-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Honestly why not Lin? We passed the point of this game having any real credibility about 5 Tmac and Iverson starts ago. This game is for the fans. Who do they casual fans want to see? Josh Smith, Rajon Rondo or Jeremy Lin?

P Styles
02-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Josh Smith

Bubba313
02-22-2012, 02:00 PM
How has no one even mentioned Tyson Chandler?

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Lin has played 2 good teams in that whole stretch, he hasn't even played a playoff team in the East

We haven't seen him enough

They could possibly be out of the playoffs at All Star break looking at their next 3 opponents

johnwayne
02-22-2012, 02:02 PM
In order of who it SHOULD be......1. Rondo 2. Wall 3. Irving 4. Collison 5. Lin...........If Lin gets in, its OBVIOUSLY for the rating and not because he "earned" it or "deserved" it, he's good, but lets not be ridiculous enough to label him an ALL-STAR after 5 decent games, his TO ration is unforgivable

Corey
02-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Rondo got named

Pierzynski4Prez
02-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Gotta be rondo here.

kozelkid
02-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Rondo got named

This is why Stern is the best commissioner in sports. People can ***** about him all they want, but most commissioners here would have picked Lin for the ratings and money.

D1JM
02-22-2012, 02:11 PM
Josh smith should.

Sadds The Gr8
02-22-2012, 02:12 PM
Josh Smith

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 02:14 PM
Can the Mods make this a Rondo replaced Joe Johnson Thread?

Baller1
02-22-2012, 02:15 PM
Dumb. I wanted it to be Lin.

corky831
02-22-2012, 02:21 PM
love the quote in your sig

gotta love ghostface!

latinofire21
02-22-2012, 02:23 PM
How has no one even mentioned Tyson Chandler?

I would agree with you only if it werent for the position he plays. Replacing Joe Johnson means you need another guard for the team. Cant replace him with a center.

I wouldnt be surprised in the slightest if Lin got the nod for the game. It would be funny playing in both the rookie sophmore game and the all star game.

I agree with the posters who dont really credit the all star game much anymore. Its been a popularity contest ever since all stars were being voted in based on reputation and no longer on production. Shaq got into a couple all star games that way. Duncan got into a couple all star games that way. Same goes for TMAC and Iverson. Who really cares who gets snubbed at this point. If you have the asian community behind you and your the only asian star in the league it would make sense for Stern to throw him in the game to generate more ratings.

Avenged
02-22-2012, 02:23 PM
where is the link that says its rondo? I cant find anything.

xxplayerxx23
02-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Josh smith for sure, I feel bad for him he gets overlooked every year,

xxplayerxx23
02-22-2012, 02:24 PM
I dont see the link that says rondo either?~

LongIslandIcedZ
02-22-2012, 02:24 PM
If I'm Stern I put in Lin. I mean if he wants to add someone in to help maximize his revenue, it's gotta be Lin. Now from a strictly productivity standpoint, it's gotta be Rondo. I still think he is one of the most underrated players in the league.

corky831
02-22-2012, 02:26 PM
http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21178791/report-rondo-named-all-star-replacement

Baller1
02-22-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm still hoping a guard in the West gets injured so Harden can play. :laugh:

ThuglifeJ
02-22-2012, 02:27 PM
Rondo well deserved

Sinestro
02-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Congrats to Rondo although doesn't this leave the Hawks with no All Stars?

Sadds The Gr8
02-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Congrats to Rondo although doesn't this leave the Hawks with no All Stars?

yea which is pretty dumb. That's why I thought they'd let his teammate Smith replace him.

sixer04fan
02-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Jodie Meeks should replace him for the 3PT Contest

Sadds The Gr8
02-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Jodie Meeks should replace him for the 3PT Contest

Novak should get the spot

Corey
02-22-2012, 02:35 PM
Edited thread title

xxplayerxx23
02-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Where did you guys see rondo was named?

ZHawk1123
02-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Where did you guys see rondo was named?

Celtics insider A. Sherrod Blakely (https://twitter.com/#!/SherrodbCSN/status/172379277076082688)

xxplayerxx23
02-22-2012, 02:40 PM
Celtics insider A. Sherrod Blakely (https://twitter.com/#!/SherrodbCSN/status/172379277076082688)

Oh ok thanks, I think smith deserved it but he was another that deserved to

Celticsfan2007
02-22-2012, 02:45 PM
I love Rondo, but I think Brandon Jennings deserved it more this year.

NoahH
02-22-2012, 02:48 PM
Rondo, good. He deserved it. And Stern said Lin won't be named a replacement.

SeoulBeatz
02-22-2012, 02:58 PM
I hate the celtics, but Rondo absolutely deserved it.

I was worried Lin would somehow sneak in, but Rondo has been putting up ridiculous numbers so he shouldve gotten the nod.

Hellcrooner
02-22-2012, 03:05 PM
hope its anyone not named lin

RenegadeRiot36
02-22-2012, 03:10 PM
Shouldve been Kyrie...

ghettosean
02-22-2012, 03:10 PM
LOL... All the Lin hate up in here... I agree though and I love Lin but if he made the all star team I would have drove down to NYC found Stern and slapped him silly.

thekmp211
02-22-2012, 03:10 PM
rondo is acceptable, smith is unfortunately a forward, but was also deserving. happens every year.

xILLN355
02-22-2012, 03:14 PM
hustlemaniacs must be in heaven

reffahead
02-22-2012, 03:37 PM
If Lin is a true blue star, he'll have years to make it in the future. J Smith gets spit in the face again. How do you not replace a Hawk with another Hawk.

I love Rondo and all but if it totally had to be a pg, Irving deserved that spot more. Dude is carrying the load.

Baller1
02-22-2012, 03:42 PM
Poor Smith. He gets shafted every year.

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-22-2012, 03:47 PM
:laugh2: Poor Josh Smith, he's going to ***** about this as well!

LTBaByyy
02-22-2012, 04:32 PM
Poor Josh, Poor Hawks fans :(

assisi805
02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Really should have been Smith, for the sake of the Hawks and just because he's having a great season.

UPRock
02-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Great for Rondo.

--23--
02-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Josh Smith is gonna be pissed

JordansBulls
02-22-2012, 07:08 PM
So two Celtics this year?

HouRealCoach
02-22-2012, 07:41 PM
I think Kyrie Irving should have been chose..

But Jeremy Lin will start next year watch

Avenged
02-22-2012, 08:07 PM
So two Celtics this year?

Yep, and they are 8th in the East w/ Irving's Cavs 1 1/2 games behind.

Chronz
02-22-2012, 09:57 PM
Funny how the Lakers dont get 3 All-Stars but Boston gets 2

Corey
02-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Rondo has officially joined the Skills competition to replace Steph Curry.