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JasonJohnHorn
02-15-2014, 09:24 AM
It seems like are always guys who miss the cut who deserve to be on. I know 15 is a big roster, but I remember back in the late 80's they create a third All-NBA team for this reason.

There will always be guys that fans think should have made it, but at the same time, I think extending the teams a little allows for more fans to be included because you get guys from more teams and more fans get to see a representative from their team.


Thoughts? Does it water down the prestige? Or should we celebrate more players?

mike_noodles
02-15-2014, 09:47 AM
I agree with this, especially the part about including more fans. If 6 extra roster spots are available in total, that may make it so two more teams are represented. Sure some years there might not be more teams, but some years there will be.

mightybosstone
02-15-2014, 10:03 AM
After thinking about it for a moment, I actually agree with this, too. Both the MLB All-Star Game and the NFL Pro-Bowl allow for much larger rosters than would be allowed on an actual pro team. Why not allow the same for the NBA? And I'm sure we'll get our fair share of "watering down the talent" comments, but they do have the All-NBA teams every year for the cream of the crop, and the All-Star game is supposed to be about the fans anyway.

It would be especially nice for those fans of bad or underappreciated teams to see one of their guys in the All-Star game and have somebody to root for this weekend in a season that doesn't mean a whole lot at this point.

archdevil84
02-15-2014, 10:05 AM
only if the all star game would be expanded to 5 quarters which would actually be a good idea anyway

mightybosstone
02-15-2014, 10:15 AM
only if the all star game would be expanded to 5 quarters which would actually be a good idea anyway

I think that's a bit overkill. I would be okay with adding an extra minute or two for each quarter, though, to accommodate the added players to each roster.

phantasyyy
02-15-2014, 10:15 AM
only if the all star game would be expanded to 5 quarters which would actually be a good idea anyway

yeah umm dont think players want to be elected to the all star game to play 2mins..

koreancabbage
02-15-2014, 10:32 AM
yeah umm dont think players want to be elected to the all star game to play 2mins..

well, more players on the roster, less playing time. and a lot of them need the ball in their hands to be successful lol

ManRam
02-15-2014, 10:50 AM
There are certainly pros and cons to each side of the argument, but I say no. Ultimately, it waters down the prestige, as you put it. And that's too many people for an exhibition game. I'd rather see the game's absolute best playing than the 14th and 15th guys taking their minutes. There will always be snubs, oh well.

mightybosstone
02-15-2014, 10:53 AM
There are certainly pros and cons to each side of the argument, but I say no. Ultimately, it waters down the prestige, as you put it. And that's too many people for an exhibition game. I'd rather see the game's absolute best playing than the 14th and 15th guys taking their minutes. There will always be snubs, oh well.

What would you think about adding a 13th roster spot, though? I could see some sort of scenario where NBA.com could put up a poll of "who do you think was the biggest All-Star snub?" for each conference. The winner of the poll in each conference could get the 13th roster spot, and it would add some extra intrigue to the All-Star selection. Imagine the debate in these forums between Cousins, Dragic and Lillard right now. That could be a lot of a fun.

archdevil84
02-15-2014, 10:55 AM
I think that's a bit overkill. I would be okay with adding an extra minute or two for each quarter, though, to accommodate the added players to each roster.

if you have 5 quarters of 12 minutes you would have a total of 60x5=300 total minutes
15 players to use all of those minutes is 300/15=20 minutes for each players. that would be fair right? maybe give the better players like 3-4 extra minutes and take away some of the lesser stars?
overall i think expanding it to 5 quarters with a 15 man roster would be pretty good. It allows for less all star snubbbings and its a longer game = more exciting for the fans

NBA_Starter
02-15-2014, 11:56 PM
In my opinion no because expanding it takes away from the exclusiveness of being picked to the game.

SMH!
02-16-2014, 12:38 AM
honestly like this idea

Chrisclover
02-16-2014, 12:59 AM
It will be more competitive if it is approved alongside with assigning equal minutes to each player. There are 5 positions,each of which has 48 minutes to play. If you divide the minutes equally, every player has 16 minutes,which is similar to that of a role player of a regular season game. Within the time limit, these superstars or ordinary stars are not likely to slack off too much,since some underdogs may grab the opportunity to get a MVP award.
Oh wait, how about adding a 6th Man Award as well as a Defensive Player award ?

Chrisclover
02-16-2014, 01:10 AM
As for watering down the prestige ,i dont think it is a big problem.The NBA is all about business ,if you can increase the attention of the fans, why not do it ?Superstars like LBJ and KD will be voted in anyway ,so it will not harm their legacy when they retire someday.Snubs like dragic is dreaming to have a taste of the ASG.Giving them the opportunity to play is no doubt a huge boost of their confidence.More importantly ,there is little chance that they will surpass the current superstars---if any harm, it is for the retired players.Some of whom deserved to be voted all stars but the rules were different from now.

Chrisclover
02-16-2014, 01:26 AM
With regard to the harm for the prestige of the retired players ,as i said before ,if they were superstars ,there is little effect for them.And when we are talking about the legends ,most likely we are discussing the top all time players.There are dozens of one -time or two-time all stars who we dont remember ,let alone arguing with others about their all time status.
For the global marketing ,Stern has done a lot but there is still room to develop.Worldwidely,the most popular sport is soccer.If Silver is keen enough to let NBA surpass the soccer ,he needs to shape a bolder blueprint.Maybe this proposal of adding all stars is of some help.International players like Pau ,AK47,Lin ,Rubio ,Manu are enjoying considerable popularity.But they are either aging or not fledged, which is kind of disappointing for fans.

Hawkeye15
02-16-2014, 02:01 AM
not interested in a 15 man roster that needs to have minutes 1-15

Six-8-TheWizard
02-16-2014, 08:03 AM
I don't know about 15 but I think 13 at least would be a good idea (can't NBA teams dress 13 players now anyway, or was that just for the lockout season?). 15 is too many to give everyone minutes imo. They'd have to make the game longer for that

albertajaysfan
02-16-2014, 05:48 PM
They should also do away with the East vs. West. Just pool all the players in the league together and have a lottery like the Rising Stars game.

Also have the top ten players voted in by the fans instead of starters. The coaches pick the rest.

bleedprple&gold
02-16-2014, 05:52 PM
No you extend it to 15 and their will still be snubs. You have to choose a cutoff point and 12 is enough since you have to get everybody into a 48 minute game. Besides because of injuries there's almost always more than 12 guys picked anyway.

ManRam
02-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Expanding an already boring game by 12 minutes just to accommodate fringe all stars is a terrible idea too.


AS Weekend is already terrible. Why are people so eager to water it down even more?

mgsports
02-16-2014, 09:43 PM
Have each team have a Payer on team like in MLB or Draft team like in NFL and NHL.

ManRam
02-16-2014, 10:56 PM
How can you watch this game and actually say you want MORE players. The benches are already boring enough.

JasonJohnHorn
02-17-2014, 01:34 PM
well, more players on the roster, less playing time. and a lot of them need the ball in their hands to be successful lol


I think 15 minute quarters can solve that.

And three starting line-ups for each of the first three quaters.