Welcome to Atlanta, where this February the players will play in Brooklyn.
The surprising league best, 38 and 8 Atlanta Hawks are having a soaring year. They even now amazingly hold the best record ever in ATL, Georgia sports. Sorry Braves, looks like these Hawks have more courage of heart. No wonder three of their guys have just earned and banked themselves some votes into this years All-Star Game at the B.K’s Barclays Centre by all fans accounts.
Long standing, underrated big-man Al Horford is finally getting his just deserves. While his frontcourt friend and force Paul Millsap is finally getting that big league recognition that his raw promised Utah Jazz days hoped to play. Next gen Point Guard Jeff Teague also goes from zero to hero, averaging 17 points and 7 and a half assists whilst digging his talons into the rest of the bench. This is the first trio of Hawks to be honoured as February stars since John Drew, Eddie Johnson and Dan Roundfield in 1980. Still, however where’s the love for Atlanta Hawkeye, sharp-shooting like a Bird, Kyle Korver? This guys an American eagle! He joins the snub debate with amazingly Portland’s Damien Lillard and Sacramento King DeMarcus Cousins.
The rest of the East’s beasts in reserve lie with some of King James superfriends. Former Miami Heat teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh form like voltron with Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving, but there’s no love for Kevin. That may change however with D-Wade’s chronic injury, just like Damien or DeMarcus could step in for the season done Kobe out West. Joining them and Chicago Bulls teammate Pau Gasol is not Rose or Noah but rising talent and surprise of this year Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 20.1 points for his first select. He or they can’t say he’s not an All-Star now.
The rest of the West comprises of Steph Curry’s G. State, Splash Brother, Human Torch, 37 in a quarter teammate Klay Thompson and the formerly perceived snubs of Houston Rocket James Harden and his former O.K.C. teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Blake Griffin’s Clipper buzzing teammate Chris Paul will lead this bench from the Point Guard spot that will also feature San Antonio Spur legend and reigning champion Tim Duncan and his Trail Blazing future clone LaMarcus Aldridge. These guys along with the stellar starter stars will make for one hell of a heaven sent game sent from the basketball gods. Even if more egos and perceived snubs and spots will be flying round from court to social media side, like mis-judged alley-oops tossed in the Slam Dunk Comp.
Time to settle it all out on the court guys…Hello Brooklyn!